|Address:||21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W, Watertown, NY 13601, USA|
Jacob Sell Hicks
The theatres have been nicely redone, but it only goes as far as the seats. The building is too small, so the theatres are too small, resulting in really awful viewing angles in the seats below the walkway (top half of screens appear dark at those angles) and always having to crane your neck. We always sit in the first of the top rows because of this, but then you have to deal with the LEDs lighting the walkway and the bright green exit signs in your peripheral. I understand why theyre there, but they glare heavily on my glasses and the light strips shine up into your eyes. In addition, the overhead lights stay on during previews, and certain seats get the "spotlight" (like the middle of the first row in the top section...). I wouldnt mind these things alone, even with the addition of the overly high volumes (probably to cover the noise of other audience members, a reason we try to see movies around noon on weekdays). But the thing that gets me more and more are the awful aberrations in the screens (or the projector lenses). Ive seen white and/or dark spots in several theatres, and many have a burn spot in the middle that seems more reflective (more white) than the rest of the screen. We see a movie a week and I can often look past these things, but todays screening of Born in China was all but ruined by the thick, off-center magenta vignette that marred the picture throughout the film. See my pictures. This was in theatre 9, so at the very least, dont see a film in that one. $12/person is too much to charge for the viewing experience gotten here.
One of the few theaters in the area other than the handful of drive-thrus that are only open during the summer. Regal Cinemas is located in the Salmon Run mall right near the food court. A few years back they renovated the entire theater. There are at least 12 rooms capable of showing movies at any given time. The seating is theater style, with decent cushions that while not heavenly, do the job well enough. During the summer, you will probably save a lot of money going to one of the drive-thrus in the area,as well as get more bang for your buck. However if you just want to kick back relax and enjoy the show, its really easy to recommend Regal. For those who dislike crowded theaters and long lines, the best time to go would be a showing between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Saturday. The odds are that you will be the only one in the theater, and even if you arent, there will only be a handful of other people there. Overall, Regal Cinemas is an easy recommendation for your next big screen event.
I. J. Fox
I have watched dozens of films here. I dont exactly love it, but it is a solid theater. They have varied movie times to accommodate some alternative schedules which is nice, but their concession stand prices are astronomical. Undoubtedly, if you eat there, you will spend more money on food than the film itself, and the ticket prices arent the great to begin with. However, it is a decent theater. There is ALWAYS about fifteen solid minutes of previews that start at the movie start time. Sometimes twenty, so be prepared for that as well, though that can be a plus or minus depending on who you are. Anyhow, overall it is a good theater, but it isnt very cost effective. If youre willing to pay the prices, you will have an enjoyable experience.
I just spent 36 dollars on 4 matinee tickets for myself, wife, and 2 kids (7 and 4) and thats with a military discount. We went inside to buy popcorn and drinks. A large popcorn and 4 drinks came to another 35 dollars. This is absolutely ridiculous!!! I will NEVER step foot into another regal theater for as long as I live. Im thoroughly disappointed in you Regal! You should be ashamed of yourself! Also, while giving the guy our tickets they asked if we had any weapons. I was carrying a pocket knife, they told me I had to leave it at the counter and then they dug through my wifes purse. So when/if someone sneaks a weapon in I wont be able to defend myself or my family!
Bad ,wife and I went on Friday to see Warcraft. We got to stand in line to get drinks and missed over 40 mins of the movie. They had 1 person running the counter and as we waited the line just grew and grew behind us. We watched at least a half dozen familys came in ,looked at the long line and just went in ,no popcorn or treats sorry kids. In this same period of time people behind us left also. Finally a second person came to help behind the counter but you could tell they had little to no knowledge of the job. We rarely go out to the movies as we live over a hour away ,so this was a treat more or less .
No real complaints here! Being the only major theatre in town must be rewarding for these people---but they dont seem to own that! Its usually pretty dirty in the Lobby, but its also almost always busy on weekends. Usual expensive ticket prices, but the experience of the movies is here. One thing that is lacking is a variety of times when multiple big movies come out. I am assuming this is because there arent that many auditoriums to choose in a mall unit.
This Regal Cinemas is really nice and clean, the staff is always friendly and service is great! Nothing beats watching a film you really want to see on the big screen. The only complaint I have is the movie tickets is very expensive and this has caused me to go there less often. They also make you buy a ticket for children 3-4 years old. I understand children ages 5+ having to buy them a ticket but anyone younger should be free.
In all my cinema going adventures, i have never gone to one as amazing as this one, and its all thanks to the man called John. He even reccomended the snacks and gave me the calorie count, because i am trying to watch my weight. i only ordered 2 number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large diet coke, becuase again, I am trying watch my figure. Hehe xd
I agree with the other ones about the price. Took my two boys; 4 and 6. It cost me over $50 for tickets, 1 large popcorn and a drink. Ill just wait till the spring and hit up the drive-ins. It only costs me $8 for all of us and if I decide not to bring my own drinks and snacks its still under $10 for drinks and popcorn. Theres one on black river and a-bay. I like both places but a-bay is my favorite.
Was treated poor customer service after a power outage occurred. This happened when I went to see The Amazing Spiderman 2 back in 2014. I almost wanted a refund due to the poor service. I hope that if issues like this happen they better treat there customers better than this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clean but way to expensive you want to have a night with your family, expect to spend that kind of money doing it. When you can go to drive inns and spend a lot less in the spring and have more fun... With the amount of money you pay at a movie theater you can pay to have actual fun else where...