3 Movie Theaters in Chicago That Are 1,000 Times Better Than the Multiplex
The amenities at these spots are pretty awesome
Hear that? It’s the sound of Oscar buzz. And that means you've got a lot of movies to watch before the big broadcast. So you might as well do it somewhere comfy…preferably with booze. Here are three movie theaters that offer award-worthy perks--and damn good popcorn to boot.
For Fun and Games: AMC River East 21
AMC River East 21 has a bajillion screens, a full bar and so many games. Lucky Strike’s bowling lanes are on the same floor as the ticket booth. And just across the way, FTW, is a steampunk-inspired arcade with mini golf and guilty-pleasure snacks (try the Wisconsin cheese curds).
322 E. Illinois St.; 888-262-4386 or amctheatres.com
To Get the Best Seat: ArcLight Cinemas
At the new ArcLight Cinemas, there’s no box office--just friendly staffers roving with iPads to help you select a seat. You can count on an extra-plush seat, with an oversize armrest and legroom to spare. And did we mention there’s a bar here, too?
1500 N. Clybourn Ave.; 312-637-4760 or arclightcinemas.com
For Best Achievement in Sushi: AMC Theater at Block 37
The new AMC theater at Block 37 has lots of things going for it. One: It’s a Dine-In Theater, so you can have goodies like crab-avocado sushi and buttermilk-biscuit poppers delivered to your seat. Two…actually, do you really need to know anything else?
108 N. State St.; amctheatres.com