|Address:||300 E State St, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA|
Heres a note/rant about some other reviews...The people whining about parking (esp. the person who complained about being towed) seem to not know how to read clearly marked signs. As in, if the sign says 1 hour parking, 9-5, dont park there at 2PM and sit through a movie because you can be towed. If the sign says "X Restaurant Parking only, violators will be towed, you probably shouldnt park there and watch a movie. There is a small parking lot across the street and plenty of street parking after 5. There is also a huge parking garage right around the corner that is a 2 minute walk away...it is free some days and a $2-3 for 2-3 hours on days you have to pay. There is also parking 5 minutes (walking) away that never seems to be full and is free/2hour parking during the week. Complaining about having your car towed is absolutely stupid because you parked it somewhere you werent supposed to. Ive been to this theater probably 10-15 times and I never have an issue finding parking assuming I am willing to walk ~5 minutes. If you do not know where to find parking spots, you can park your car somewhere temporary and ask the people inside, they are more than willing to help. That being said, this is a very nice (albeit small) theater that services mainly Purdue students and locals living on or just off campus. The staff is very friendly and nice and the theaters themselves, while small, are almost always very clean. This review only gets 4 stars because there are far too many rude and noisy students. A majority of students are respectful but there have almost always been a small group at any showing I have been to that refuse to shut up and are incredibly bothersome. I am saying this as a fellow student myself, so I am in no way inherently biased against young people or college students...its just an observation I have made nearly every time Ive been here.
We went here during the Thanksgiving break, so it was pretty busy. They offer student ticket and food discounts when you show your ID and discounts for Seniors. The seats were evenly spaced with plenty of room (although if you are taller than 59", your knees might bump up against the seat in front of you). The floors and seats were clean (we all know that "whats that sticky stuff on the bottom of my shoes?" experience that is typical of movie theaters). The sound and video quality was decent, no noticeable interrupts or technical issues. The carpet and main areas are a little dated and starting to show its wear. In one if the halls there was a pallet of big bags (looked like the big bags popcorn comes in?) It blocked part if the walkway narrowing it, making it difficult for lots of people to get to their theaters. Note: this location does have its own parking lot, it is directly across from the main entrance. It was difficult for us at first to figure out how to get into the parking lot since it shares the space with a shopping center. Also, people driving in front of the theater may or may not stop for pedestrians. This isnt necessarily the theaters fault. Just be aware that although you see the car and they see you, they drive fast through that area and may not stop. Perhaps more signage or speedbumps would help deter this?
We went with visiting relatives to see a big summer release film the other day in theater 8, one with a digital projector. After all the previews, when the feature film started it was WAY out of alignment - they forgot to change either the settings or the lens. The image took up only about half the screen, and it was about 4 feet wider at the bottom than at the top, shaped like a pyramid (bad keystone setting). People all had tiny heads and wide bottoms, lol. I immediately went to the manager and shared the problem, but was told it was "too late" to fix it. She gave me a refund for my tickets, but since this was going to be the only chance our visitors could see the movie, I went back and paid the $$$$ again to watch a very bad presentation.
Went to see the last Hunger games movie last Friday in theater 3, the movie was great, but the experience was lacking. Apparently, they have known about the sound system issues for a while and still have not fixed it. You could tell something was up, because during scenes of silence in the movie, you hearing crackling from the speakers. Several other people made comments to the attendants as well. Why not just get it fixed, it kind of ruins the movie experience a little, and if it is a known problem, then discount the tickets or something. I dont want to be paying a bunch of money to see a movie with crappy speakers, thats just not right.
The Wabash Landing theater shows (mostly) mainstream movies, and provides mediocre video quality. It currently has 2k digital projectors which are more often than not somewhat out of focus or show chromatic aberration. Also, I feel like they may reduce the bulb brightness somewhat (though Im not sure of that). The sound is OK and the staff are friendly. Unfortunately the patrons are rude. In nearly every viewing Ive had, the other customers often send text messages and use their cell phones during the show. If you are going to ENJOY a movie, I suggest elsewhere.
The best theater in Lafayette, as all rooms have stadium seating. Still, it is rather annoying Goodrich Theaters runs adds about the amenities of their theaters, very few of the modern amenities are in the Lafayette theaters. No you cant choose your seat in advance. No there are no reclining seats in Lafayette. Ignore the ads that make you realize the $9 at other cities pay for more amenities gets you less in Lafayette, and much less at their Eastside 9 location, and youll be ok. Theaters need to modernize, from the rooms to concessions.
We like going here. Parking lot smallish but parking on the street after 5. Staff is great. Popcorn/drinks great. Seats are always comfortable and never have problems getting tickets. Nice they have bball game and foozball for the kids. Dont EVER order the pretzels or hot dogs. In ANY of the goodrich theaters. Trust me. Lots of things you can walk to before/after also which is cool. Nice vibe with Purdue students around. I would say out of the 3 in West/Lafayette this is a little better.
All of the movies theaters in the Lafayette area are owned by Goodrich. Of the three here, this is the one that I prefer. It is not too far from the Downtown Lafayette area, near the Purdue campus and is close to local eateries. I usually take advantage of the discount movies on Tuesday to get away from the home office. The seating is comfortable and the staff is friendly. Other than the occasional bad movie (no fault of the the theater), I have never had a bad experience here.
Clean theatres and seats. Fresh popcorn. Popcorn and drink refills are cheap, and fast so you arent missing much of film. Recently watched 3D film, projector was a little off at times, but still awesome picture. Timely showings with little to no wait. Bathrooms were a little messy, but still well stocked. I recommend going to matinee showing, you can save about $3 per ticket by going to earlier showing on weekends. Enjoy.