|Address:||425 Pittsburgh Mills Cir, Tarentum, PA 15084, USA|
This is one of the best theaters in the Pittsburgh area. The use of putting the theater inside the mall is very attractive. I usually order my tickets from the kiosks on the left and right of the theater entrance for faster ticket purchasing, but you can also have the very friendly staff have you get tickets at the box office as well, if you desire. Speaking of the staff, they are very friendly (like mentioned above) and treat customers like me largely kindly. Its nice to see that such a staff actually minds about the moviegoer and his or her experience. The theater has in total 18 auditoriums. They usually play films for a bit longer than other theaters such as the Carmike 10 in South Hills Village or the Century Square Luxury Cinemas in West Mifflin, and I think that is very convenient, especially if I want to catch a flick Ive yearned to see but isnt playing in theaters with less auditoriums. The auditoriums are very nice, with pleasingly-sized screens (not too huge but far from small) and strong surround sound. The seats in the auditoriums are genuinely comfortable. Mind you, this isnt like the Century Sqaure Luxury theaters reclining seats, but they sure are no slouch (pun intended!) and they will leave you satisfied as you enjoy your film you paid for. The popcorn is freshly popped and tastes quite nice, even without that "butter topping" (which I dont get at Cinemark now, although I used to). For anyone curious what brand of popcorn they pop here, it is Cinemarks traditional Orville Redenbachers popcorn. I would personally buy the large, because even though youre paying for the highest popcorn price, you can get a free refill on your popcorn courtesy of Cinemark. I think that is very generous of Cinemark and I hope they do similar things like that in the very near future. The theater lobby has a neat little arcade to take the kiddies to kill some time before the movie starts. They have pretty much the traditional-style-Cinemark-arcade-games: Terminator Salvation (I think thats what its called), Fast and the Furious racing games, you get the idea. I have been in the IMAX auditorium here twice and I can confirm that it is a excellent, though not overwhelming, experience. The surround sound is beefy and potent, and the screen is wonderfully big, perhaps even bigger than AMC Loews Waterfront 22s IMAX screen. My lone quibble with the IMAX experience here is that because youre watching the film on a pretty darn big screen, the projector resolution can be a tad soft. Nevertheless, the IMAX experience here is worth your money I believe. This theater has a unique little amenity to two of its auditoriums known as D-BOX. D-BOX is essentially a movie experience where you either see a movie in 2D or 3D (depending on if the movie was released in that format, obviously) and you sit in a special seat which is calibrated to the film you are seeing. The seat will "move", vibrate, or lightly turn depending on the films movements. For example, if theres a car chase sequence in the movie and the car turns right, your seat with slightly turn right. If a car engine starts in the film, your seat will vibrate, and so on. I wouldnt say its an incredible movie experience, but it does a great job of lightly giving you a bit more of an immersive feel to the film. Worth it? Go with your wallet. Overall, this is a beautiful, sleek little gem of a theater that boasts tons of unique amenities to enhance your moviegoing experience. Regardless of what film you are seeing here, I dont think you will be too disappointed with the overall presentations of the movies here. Highly recommend this theater. Grab your tickets, popcorn, Coca-Cola, sit back and relax, and enjoy the show!
My family and I got to the theater about 20 minutes before our movie started only to find out that the movie we selected was playing in 3D at that time and our movie would be over an hour wait. This was a little upsetting since the 3rd party website we used to select the movie did not have this time slot labeled as 3D. Normally 3D would not be a big deal, but we have a 2 year old! We decided to purchase tickets and go into the mall to get something to eat. When we came back the manager recognized me and pulled me aside. He explained that the 3rd party site did have the movie labeled wrong and he didnt not want my family to have a bad experience at the theater. He was very concerned about our visit and wanted to make sure we were well accommodated. It was an amazing display of customer service and it completely blew me and my family away. It was just a small little thing, but he was genuinely concerned about our time at his theater. If you are going to visit this theater (or any) make sure you use the theaters website and not a 3rd party! We ended up having a great night and watched a great movie. (Hotel Transylvania) We have been to this theater many times over the last 7 years and we will continue to come here because of the service we received tonight!
I just saw The Revenant on their IMAX screen. Im not sure if there was some problem with how the movie was encoded or interlaced, or the refresh rate on the projector, but whenever the camera panned at all or there was a lot of movement, the entire screen turned into a big blurry mess. The picture was also pretty dark, and Ive read that a lot of IMAX theaters dont run their projector brightness at full power to extend the life of the expensive bulbs. Since the mills has been slowly dying and becoming a ghost town over the past few years, them doing this wouldnt surprise me. The picture itself wasnt even that sharp. It looked like they just took a standard resolution movie and blew it up big. The "Welcome to IMAX" intro thing that was made for the screen looked incredible, full resolution, and sharp as heck, but the actual movie resolution was pretty unimpressive. When I saw Gravity in IMAX 3D here it was incredible, but The Revenant at mills IMAX was a complete waste of money. The blurriness whenever there was a lot of movement was just awful. I wish I had just gone and seen it on a regular screen at the new Cinemark North Hills or something.
My wife & i go to the "PGH MILLS CINEMARK" Theatre every chance we get & each time its a GREAT TIME! The Theatres always NEAT & CLEAN! The STAFFS always CORDIAL & POLITE! We saw "FINDING DORY" & it was an ENJOYABLE Film! 1 MAJOR Complaint tho, Very Young kids should NOT be admitted bc they CANT or WONT be QUIET!!! Im a Dad & Granddad & remember that my kids were too young to go! The Parents think its CUTE!!! WELL, ITS NOT!!! Its still FUN to go to the Movies at "THE MILLS"!!! We take OUR Grandchildren too & they ENJOY going w/ us bc they tell us that we make it FUN for them!!! Ava is 9 & Connor is 11!!
I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road in theater 14 this afternoon of this Cinemark, and there was a huge smudge towards the top of the screen; it looked like a faded bar code. The movie was in 3d, so every time there was a landscape shot, which there are quite a few of in this film, there was a dark blotch protruding out of the screen. I tried not to look at it, but it was so blaring in some scenes that it was hard to ignore. Probably wont be going back to this theater. Hopefully they fix/clean the screen so that other people can enjoy a really good film.