Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm a fan of independent movies. Hillcrest Cinema 5 is one of the few places i can go in San Diego to catch some of my favorite movies. i was absolutely stoked that my grandparents baught me a book of tickets for landmark theaters! a normal movie ticket is 10.50 for an adult. my GParents payed 165 for a book of 25 unrestricted tickets! thats about 7 bucks a ticket! horay the price i was paying about 9 years ago! I went to the concession stand and i was surprised by the wide variety of snacks and drinks they offer. they even make cafe drinks and Italian sodas! i went on a really busy night and the staff worked really well as a team to get the customers out of line and into their movie with all the refreshments they can afford. on my way out i made small talk with a door person that was really enthusiastic about Independent and Mainstream films and i was happy to see that amongst the chaos of a busy Saturday afternoon the staff is still able to keep a sunny disposition.
Pros: Independent films!!!<br />
Friendly helpful staff.<br />
Wide selection of concession items.<br />
Platinum Book Membership.
Cons: aesthetics could use some year 2000 revamping but they work with what they've got.<br />
small theater gets packed on busy nights.<br />
someone needs to clue the movie industry in that 10.50 for a movie ticket is ridiculous.<br />
Price Range: $5 - $10