|Address:||1879 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA|
The Cinema Center in Bloomsburg play the sound pretty loud so if you have hearing issues this would be the theater for you. There seats are fairly comfortable and they have drink holders on the arms of the seats. That is the pluses. The minuses--- Their prices suck--- matinees are still expensive--$7.50 a ticket last time I was there. If you have a family going to the movies can cost $30 just for tickets- and kids always want a drink or popcorn. Cinema Center doesnt allow outside food bring brought in. Last time I was at CC a bucket of popcorn and a large drink was $15. You can get a free refill but who in the heck eats two or three gallons of popcorn at one time? Their candy boxes were $3 to $4 ---for the same candy you can get for a buck anyplace else. They used to offer seasonings to shake on your popcorn for free but now they dont do that-- if you want seasoned popcorn you have to buy it. They spend pennies to buy the popcorn and soda syrup and the markup is beyond incredible when you consider the fact that they charge $15 or maybe more for a bucket of popcorn and a drink. I avoid going to the Cinema Center for these reasons--- I prefer to go to the Berwick Theater. They are closed M&T every week but admission is $4 and W night is BOGO ticket night. Their popcorn prices are reasonable too. It is an old theater and the seats arent comfortable but I would much rather spend my money there. And it is locally owned which is a huge plus to me.
A Private User
Since the renovation, the theater is very nice. However, tonight while I was seeing a moving between 7-9pm my car was broken into. The doors were locked. Valuables were stolen. When I filed a report with the police they said it happens quite often at this theater. When I called the theater to ask about cameras in the parking lot they said there were none. So basically, I am out of luck. Because this happens often, I would recommend going elsewhere to see a movie until brighter lights are installed, and/or cameras are placed in the lot. It is a same with such a nice theater that this would happen. I will never see a movie here again, I would rather travel a little further where lots are well lit. I will be calling the theater again tomorrow to offer this suggestion. Please think twice before going here. I do not want others to face the same experience. And please, if you do go here, suggest to management brighter lights and or cameras so their customers feel safe while in the theater.
The staff is always extremely rude. They card some people who are obviously over 17 and not others. (I havent had this problem because I am clearly of age), but have witnessed it happen in front of me more than once. Also they refuse to allow you to bring any type of outside snack because they dont want to lose your business. However, they have NOTHING for those who have special dietary needs and cant sit through a long movie without eating (diabetic) who doesnt eat animal products and is allergic to milk products. Only have popcorn, cookies, pretzels, and candy. Yes, I know that is normal for many theaters but I have never had another theater refuse me bring in crackers after explaining my situation before. Disgusted by the discrimination.
I can say that the Cinema Center has definitely gotten a bit better since Carmike bought them out. The redesign of the theaters from quite a few years back is still there; more seats are reclining and properly cushioned, the bright pops of color abound, and, surprisingly, even more theaters have been outfitted for 3D projection. However, Carmike could really spare some money for overall improvements. Many of the seats appear to be broken and wont fold up or down properly; most of them have lost a lot of their cushioning, and many of the screens are very small compared to almost any other modern theater. Since this is the main theater in the are, I know it will still get business, but a few improvements to amenities could go a very long way.
This was an awful experience. My friends and i are all over the age of 17 and we had bought tickets to see "It." When we went to go into the theater, the staff was very rude and asked my 21 year old friend to show her ID, which she did not have on her at the time. They told us either return the tickets or leave even though we had already payed for the tickets. We were then unable to return the $20 in overpriced popcorn and two drinks we had bought for the movie. The manager was very aggressive and caused a scene in front of everyone. The lady that was in line also told me that the staff forcefully opened her purse. Never going back.
Im disabled, and the staff is so willing to work with me on seating and disability services. Ive been so nervous about ADA issues and theatres as there are so many horror stories about problems for the disabled, especially at super popular movies. Theres a very limited number of seats due to the layout of each theatre per viewing, especially in the 3D theatres, but the managers will seat anyone with disabilities and things like walkers and wheelchairs as soon as the theatre is ready, along with making sure the disability stalls are taken care of in the restrooms. Its so helpful!
I am disappointed that the manager of this theatre will not bring "America" to the theatre. He is censoring what the people in the area can watch. Yet, there are no problems showing R rated films of all kinds, which are mostly trash. One can only assume that there are political reasons for not bringing the film here. We will have to find it elsewhere, folks. First Costco pulls DSouza books, then their sales hit the cellar, then they reconsidered their decision. Amazing how the people who preach "tolerance" are so afraid of a movie and people making up their own minds.
I was dismayed to see some mediocre reviews of Carmike Bloomsburg. I remember when this movie theater was small and uncomfortable. I thought its biggest problem was the seating. To see a movie in a good theater, we had to drive to Hazelton or Montage. That was such a waste of time and money. Those theaters all cost more than this Carmike for both tickets and concessions. When this theater put in stadium seating it was great. I support this local movie theater in hopes that it stays here in Bloomsburg. The staff is pleasant and the prices are reasonable.
I went there with my fiancé at 10 pm to see Annabelle and had my I.d the lady working that night was very rude we drove 45 to see it because she wanted to see my fiancés I.d which he didnt have on him he is 25 yrs old and I asked her why I can buy one ticket but not two since I had mine and she gave me additude saying I can only buy one. Never once since we have been there have we been treated with disrespect or get carded for any movie. You need to have better employees!
Never plays what popular movies are out. Very disappointed in the title selection. I live in town and those in the area are aware of the distance between theaters; and how expecially in the winter months inconvienent it is to drive to another theater. You would think that being in a college town they would get a more known range of movie selections. This week I only recognize 2 movie titles. Thanks for nothing Bloom Cinema Center