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New movie theatre

Postby Doug McAulay » Aug 11th, 2012, 6:47 pm

Does anyone know how the new movie theatre is progressing and when it will be open for use
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Re: new movie theatre

Postby fluffy » Aug 11th, 2012, 7:33 pm

An article in the Western about a month back said September.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby ginnjuice » Aug 12th, 2012, 5:48 pm

Spoke to one of the construction guys at the site, he said it should be open mid september.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby ogopogo90 » Aug 12th, 2012, 10:19 pm

Anyone know which restaurants are coming on the site?
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby fluffy » Aug 13th, 2012, 6:37 am

No, but I think we're in for a reality check as to the current cost of movie going. The snack bar at the PenMar saw a serious price jump in the last few months, a sign of things to come I'm thinking. Down at the coast it's par for the course that by the time you get to your seat with a drink and a popcorn you're twenty-five or thirty bucks lighter than you were before you came in, I think we're going to see that here when the new lace opens. People like to whine about how tired and run down the PenMar is but that cheap Tuesday deal is hard to beat. Admission, corn and drink for twelve bucks? I'll be surprised if that one survives the move.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby Tero » Aug 13th, 2012, 8:26 am

A hard to beat deal? :-p Yeah, at $12 each for my family of 6... I think I can easily say that I can find a better Tuesday night deal than $72 for an overrated movie, popcorn I could make better at home, and watered down pop. I am stunned by the movie industry, honestly. Who, in this economy, can think that's good value, even for "entertainment?"
Good think it's my choice not to go. :-)

And, I do wish them well. A new theatre has been a long time coming and the old one was soooo disgusting.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby fluffy » Aug 13th, 2012, 10:03 am

Tero wrote:A hard to beat deal? :-p Yeah, at $12 each for my family of 6... I think I can easily say that I can find a better Tuesday night deal than $72 for an overrated movie, popcorn I could make better at home, and watered down pop. I am stunned by the movie industry, honestly. Who, in this economy, can think that's good value, even for "entertainment?"
Good think it's my choice not to go.


Of course it's your choice, it's always nice to have different options. I'm of the mind that every now and then there comes a movie that deserves to be viewed on a big screen, and I think it's a bonus to be able to do it for twelve bucks instead of twenty-five. Yeah the PenMar is old and tired, but once the lights go out it's just me, the screen and the popcorn so I try not to let what's lurking in the dark distract me.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby ogopogo90 » Aug 13th, 2012, 12:06 pm

If you can do without popcorn, the ticket for one person on Tuesdays at the new West Kelowna theatre is only $5.62 including tax (not 3D), regular is $11.25. Add $3 for 3D movies.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby fluffy » Aug 14th, 2012, 7:13 am

I have also heard that the older one closer to Westbank proper has changed to a "last month's releases" format, showing recent but not new films at about four bucks a head admission. Snack bar is still a major purchase though.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby Triple 6 » Aug 14th, 2012, 9:54 am

-fluffy- wrote:I have also heard that the older one closer to Westbank proper has changed to a "last month's releases" format, showing recent but not new films at about four bucks a head admission. Snack bar is still a major purchase though.


Saw "Ted" on the weekend. 4 bucks to get in. 13 @ the snack bar. Still cheaper then the new theatre.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby civilengineer » Aug 14th, 2012, 3:41 pm

Here's an updated picture of the new theatre.
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby civilengineer » Aug 17th, 2012, 4:51 pm

The huge Landmark Cinemas sign is going up
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby fluffy » Aug 17th, 2012, 5:43 pm

Triple 6 wrote:...4 bucks to get in. 13 @ the snack bar. Still cheaper then the new theatre.



That's encouraging. What did $13 fetch you at the snack bar?
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby squbbles » Sep 25th, 2012, 8:09 pm

Any update on this?
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Re: New movie theatre

Postby Bretbaby » Sep 25th, 2012, 9:28 pm

Open next week!!!
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