Local

June 7, 2012

Main St. Cinemas

Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet
Desert Warrior Staff
Courtesy photo

I, like many Marines from MCAS Yuma, have seen numerous films at the Harkins Yuma Palms 14 Theater. However, until this weekend, I hadn’t visited the Main St. Cinemas downtown, and after my journey there, I will definitely return.

Main St. Cinemas offers all the same new releases as other mainstream theaters and provides all the same services expected of a motion picture venue.

This service apparently does not impact the prices as with other locations, as a ticket for a military member to see a new release is only $5.00, as compared to Harkins’ $6.50 or the near $10.00 of other theater chains across America. This theater also differs in that instead of a large open lobby to welcome moviegoers, there is a coffee shop, offering an array of caffeinated products. Though being squeezed into a downtown building and the addition of the coffee vendor cuts down on open space in the theater, the dearth of emptiness adds a cozy atmosphere. The artwork on the walls, some depicting scenes of the Arizona desert and others memories from past Hollywood tales, help it rise from cramped to comfortable.

Alas, the price advantage of the Main St. cinemas does not transfer to their concessions, which can only be described as average. The selection is standard and the prices absurd.

The facilities are clean and properly maintained, as is the structure itself, but the true strength of the locale is its vacancy. The population present here is dwarfed by the attendance of Harkins, and that alone makes it worth the little extra drive to get downtown. Movies are best enjoyed with utter immersion, and that is hard to achieve with the usual light-show of texting and cacophony of popcorn chomping at a more popular theater.

The largest downside this venue ails of is not being featured on www.fandango.com, even though it is present on most other sites movie show-times can be found.

All in all, Main St. Cinemas rate a B+, losing points for not being featured on a prominent website and unremarkable concessions. That said, I am looking forward to my next cinematic experience here.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
sterling-yuma

Sterling Global Operations completes U.S. Navy project to clear munitions, firing range and target debris from Arizona Marine Corps Air Station range

Sterling Global Operations, Inc., in a two-year project for the U.S. Navy, removed or recycled some 5.9 million pounds of munitions, firing range and target debris from Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz. Sterling Global re...
 
 

US Army, Raytheon achieve first inflight lethal intercept of low quadrant elevation rocket

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. – Raytheon successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September. “Beginning only 18 months...
 
 

Raytheon, U.S. Army complete first AI3 guided flight test series

Raytheon and the U.S. Army successfully completed the first guided test vehicle flight series of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program at Yuma Proving Ground, Aris. The series consisted of two flight tests against different target profiles. In each case after launch, the interceptor initially guided on in-flight radio frequency datalink updates from the fire...
 

 

New Navy vessel named after Yuma

The U.S. Navy has decided to name one of their newest Joint High-Speed Vessels after the city of Yuma, Ariz., forming an even deeper bond between the local community and our military. Political officials from the state of Arizona and the city of Yuma were informed of the decision by the Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary...
 
 
DoD

Joint Strike Fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program — the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history — is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning, Frank Kendall said the F-35 will be...
 
 
DoD
WEBarmy-jltv2

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there’s a “capability gap” in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacem...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin