Ever hear of Rave Theatres?

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  1. Mark Philp

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    It was announced a week or so ago that a company from Texas called Rave Theatres wants to build an 18-screen multiplex in our city. It would be their first in NY state. This might be a good thing because all of the first-run houses are owned by one company (Regal) and they've closed the smaller ones so we are underscreened. From what I could see on their website they seem to have all state-of-the-art houses with stadium seating etc. Anyone out there been to one and can give me an idea of what to expect?
     
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    I saw The Two Towers at at Rave Theater multiplex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was fantastic. Huge screen, great sound system, great atmosphere, etc. Definitely one of the better theaters I've ever been too.
     
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    For some reason I was expecting this to be about dance parties where people watch movies at the same time :lol
     
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    I have a Rave Theater right down the street from me - and I wouldn't go anywhere else...

    It's a very nice theater - you will love it...

    BTW, here is their website:

    http://www.ravemotionpictures.com/
     
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    Is that the one in Hickory Creek? I've been there several times, and it is indeed a very nice place.
     
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    The newest theater in Little Rock is a Rave, it's been open two years now (almost exactly two years come to think of it.) I usually make the 20 minute drive from my home in the 'burbs to go there, even though there is a Cinemark Tinseltown 5 minutes from my house. I think you'll love it.
     
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    The one in Hickory Creek is my "local" cinema. Nice screens, nice sound, nice seats. Definitely more legroom than usual, even for stadium seating. Usually has a better range of films than some local multiplex cinemas around here.

    Only downsides are concession pricing is definitely more expensive than other cinemas around here and that it's very busy at the weekends with teenagers because of it's location here.
     
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    I was thinking the same. [​IMG] Imagine dancing to Breakin' 2: Electric Bugaloo in a theater.

    ~T
     
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    hey!

    2 fellow Hickory Creek guys!!!

    I will agree - the theater is great - food is expensive, but eh, what are ya gonna do?

    Me? I smuggle in McDonalds...
     
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    The one on the northern side of Cincinnati (in the next county, actually) has been open for a little over a year. I don't get up there often, and I prefer the AMC just south of downtown.

    RAVE's decor and lighting make it look like a (brand new) budget theater, in my opinion, and it already looks dated. I don't have any complaints about the screen sizes or sound system, though, and the reclining highback chairs are the best in the city. I was there last week, and there were some presentation issues with The Incredibles; focus was a tad off, and the geometry didn't seem quite right (especially noticeable during the Boundin' short, since it didn't fill the screen).

    All things considered, it's probably the second-best option in the city, and it's much more convenient than AMC for people on the north side.
     
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    Yeah, I forgot to mention the legroom. The fact that there is enough room to walk down a row without stepping on people/getting stepped on is a definate bonus. I don't really think it looks like a bargain theater, but I can see why some might think that.
     
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    Yah, I forgot about that too. That really impressed me when I were there.
     
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    We have a 15-screen Rave cinema here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and another is being built at a local mall.

    I like Rave - state of the art DTS and DD sound, big theaters, big screens, lots of leg room, high seat-backs, and moveable arm rests. It's great!
     
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    I actually used to live in Lewisville, so I went there quite often. Sometimes, though, I braved SH 121 and went to the AMC at Grapevine Mills.

    Now I'm up in Wichita, though, so I haven't been to that Rave in a while, but I was always impressed with it. Something else I remember is that it was usually pretty clean. They must have a terrific custodial staff.
     
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    I like the Rave in Hickory Creek also except for the crowds. It is such a pain in the ass sometimes, but depending when you go it can be okay. I'm interested to see how the new Cinemark in Denton is going to go.

    The theater I most usually frequent is the UA behind BootTown in Lewisville because there is almost no one there most of the time and they have two THX screens and two DTS screens.
     
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    It's very "dingy" looking from the outside. What's it like on the inside? Is it full price or cheap?
     
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    Thanks folks. Sounds like we've got something to look forward to.
     
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    Hey Mark, when they're done in Syracuse, send them upto watertown... I'm tired of the Regal 2-channel stereo movie experience. [​IMG]
     
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    Boundin' was created in a Flat aspect ratio, probably 1.85:1. All theaters show Boundin' this way. Since most screens are probably set to Scope for Incredibles, the bars at the sides present Boundin' the way it was created.
     
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    I also live in Ft. Wayne (hi Matt) and have been attending movies there since they opened. It was the first theater of it's type here and was far better than any other theater we have had (at least in the 20 years I have lived here). The sound systems are incredible and the screens are very nice. The high back chairs, stadium seating and leg room make the experience great. Also, the price was the same as other first run theaters in town. Somebody mentioned higher concessions, but my own comparison showed that the concessions were cheaper at the Ft. Wayne Rave. Regal has since upgraded a theater closer to us so we now go to that one, but if Rave had not come to town, we would still be watching movies in small, poor sounding, uncomfortable theaters.
     

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