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Best Theater with a Parking Lot: The Sheepshead Bay UA
I included this place, which I haven't been to since I saw Freddy vs. Jason
, just so I could tell this story: my parents very rarely see a movie in the theaters, but at the end of 2011 Avatar
had so saturated the culture that they figured they'd see what all the hoopla was about. So they fired up the automobile and drove out to this multiplex, got there late, quickly grabbed 3D glasses, and ran into the theater. They sat through the movie in the first row, confused why it was so blurry and quite underwhelmed by the effects, and when the lights went on almost three hours later they realized they were wearing different glasses from everyone—regular 3D glasses for an IMAX screen. (They sat through the entire movie.
) The management gave them free passes and they returned a week or two later and got the right glasses and thought that visually Avatar
was actually quite good! [photo