|Address:||25 Middlesex Canal Park Dr, Woburn, MA 01801, USA|
Never had a problem with showcase. then again I DONT GO TO MOVIES on weekends or school vacation weeks. most nights i go in on Mon, Tues, Wed, or thursday theres hardly any one there. Ive even had the theater to myself on occasion....go on a weeknight and save yourself the weekend hassle...of the tweeny boppers talking to their freidnds and flipping up the blue phones non stop....the seat selection is there for a reason 1.) to stop people from sneaking into the theater..and their friends into the theater and 2.) due to the smaller seating area with the new leather seats. they had to put in the seat selection. Deal with it people . If you dont like it. dont go on weekends when its crowded. Go on Mon, Tues, Wed or thursday nights! Trust me its a steal! The new leather seats are awesome!!! the new food items like the new pizzas taste better, and the service has always been fine .....inmho. Ive had a few times when the movie broke down and they just reissue you re-admit tickets. I even watched a movie 2/3 of the way through but some people were talking and made my experience bad, so I went to the manager and they gave me a readmit ticket i used later for another show. Most of the time tho I never have any issues @ This theater. Never go on Weekends to any theater! Trust me. Go Mon evening!
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I have been to this theatres many of times since it was not too far from my college. During the school year they would offer tight-wad tuesday deals that is movies for 5 bucks. Ever since I found that out me and my buddies would make it habitual to see a movie every Tuesday, even if one or two of us are not excited for the movie b/c with 5 dollar tickets I can get a popcorn and still have money for the weekends. Anyway, the theatre is nice with lots of parking (more than will ever fill up), right off 95. The front opening is nice with a big concession stand that you will not have to stand in for long and the theatres are nice. All the screens are pretty big (and I like having monstrous screens, like imax). It is not theatre seating but the chairs are comfy and unless it is a huge blockbuster movie on opening weekend it will not be full so you wont have to worry about someone tall sitting in front of you. The people are fine there, since it is north of Boston in Woburn you do not get too many hecklers especially if you go off hours (like tuesdays) so you can just chill and enjoy the movie
Ive been going here since I was a kid. I remember seeing Jurassic Park here for the first time, so this theater holds a special place in my heart. However, before the renovation it was just a regular theater, nothing special. The renovation has made this my favorite place to see a movie. Now that Im older, my tastes in a theater have changed. Firstly, I love the assigned seating. No more jockeying for position in line and rushing into the theater like a herd of wildebeests avoiding crocs on the Nile. Now its nice and civilized. To top off that part of the experience, actual full on recliners. I can sit back, with plenty of arm rest space and relax. I havent fallen asleep during a film, but I could! For someone like me who plans ahead to visit the theater, sometimes weeks in advance, I get to avoid the rush and the crowd and enjoy a nice comfy seat. I dont need an IMAX screen or anything else. Give me my relaxed movie experience, with plenty of leg room and arm rest space, and Im good to go.
Despite a recent renovation, the Showcase Cinemas at Woburn suffers from the typical neglect that plagues many movie theaters. At my last visit, there was something wrong with the projection system or the screen in theater 14. There were dark areas at the bottom of the screen and what appeared to be large scratches or stains on the left and right sides of the screen. All of these issues were distracting, especially during bright scenes in the movie. For some odd reason, the ceiling lights didnt fully turn off until several seconds after the movie had started. In my last two visits there have been long waits before finally being allowed to sit in the theater. This is due to the staff needing time to clean the area, but, in the end, the theater is still dirty. All of these issues could be rectified by at least having a staff that paid attention.
This place has really come a long way from its former neon interior and arcade gaudiness. However, the big open space with only a handful of tables and the wide open bar could use a little redesigning. Maybe make it a bit cozier to hang out, for a somewhat older audience. They do have a piano for anyone to play, which makes my heart happy. The seats are spacious, leather, recline and assigned. So at least no worry about crawling over people to find an empty seat. They offer discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays. Convenient location with plenty of close parking.
Good theater to see a drama or comedy at. If you are going to see an action movie, something in 3D or lots of special effects I would consider the theater in Revere, Boston Common, or IMAX in Reading. The concession stand here is sub par. They have a Ben & Jerrys stand that advertises sundaes that dont exist. Once you manage to get some one to help you they send you back to the line of the regular concession stand to pay for it. Pretty inefficient system. Sneak in your own snacks or leave early enough cause getting concessions can take upwards of 10 minutes.
Great movie theater. Really convenient to get tickets online or right when you get there. Has your standard food that you could get at a movie theater. Bar is rather nice. And the bartenders seem to know what they are doing. The parking lot is a bit of a maze. Make a wrong turn and you may have to drive all the way around the parking lot. Comfy reclining arm chairs. Not great for date night movie but nice to sit back and actually enjoy the movie. Though get there with plenty of time, it is assigned seating so you need to find your seat in better lighting.
I SAW A MOUSE IN MY THEATRE TONIGHT WHEN I WAS WATCHING THE 12:10 RISEN SHOWING. I TALKED TO THE MANAGER & HE SAID THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH FIELD MICE IN THE AREA. I NEVER AM GOING BACK. HE OFFERED ME TWO TICKETS AND I TOLD HIM TO GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK BECAUSE I AM NEVER GOING BACK THERE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS TO OPERATE A BUSINESS WHILE INFESTED WITH MICE!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE THE COMMON COURTESY TO SHUT DOWN OR FIX IT BUT OBVIOUSLY LACK MANY THINGS INCLUDING INTEGRITY, RESPECT, PROFESSIONALISM, AND CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!
The parking lot is now immense. But still be prepared to fight for nearby spaces weekend nights. Its been there a long time. When Star Wars first came out, I saw it here (several times I think.) Ive seen it go through a lot of changes over the years: more theaters, better sound systems, the addition of video games, then shrinking the space devoted to games. Theres also been bad times when film and/or sound were often botched, although they have been good about refunds. Ill continue to go here