In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Silver City Oakville. Worth its weight in, well... silver.

This weekend I was very excited to try out the new "super" theatre that opened up in my area. It is absolutely miraculous how fast they threw this thing up. At the beginning of the year, I remember reading in the local paper that they were planning on building this and here it is already! I apologize for the image quality of the pictures, I took them with my shitty cell phone camera.

A flyer came in the mail earlier this week, regalling me with its many features. A bowling alley and pool tables, a video store and a licensed lounge upstairs.

What really caught my eye though, were the VIP theatres. I was intrigued and sought to find out more. SC Oakville has three VIP theatres. For the increased ticket price of $16.95, you get the following perks;

-No one under 19 is permitted (worth the extra five bucks right there!).
-Assigned seating which you pick when you buy your tickets (via computer touch screen).
-Larger, comfier reclining leather seats.
-At your seat refreshments service (yes, it's what it sounds like. You buy food, they bring it to you).
-No commercials at showtime (it's funny, I didn't even notice that until later, when I saw it on the website. So awesome!).



The licensed lounge is right outside the entrance to the VIP theatres. At this time, you are not allowed to bring alcohol in there because of an Ontario bylaw (which reminds me, I have a letter to write), but they are apparently working to change that.

Saturday afternoon, me and a buddy checked out I Am Legend (review to come) in one of these VIP theatres. I have to say that I can see myself spending a lot of time here in the future. I'm not kidding when I say it's close to me. In the summer, I will literally be able to walk there. How great is that? I can't help but think that there was some higher power involved in making something so perfectly tailored to me, plop down right in my neck of the woods. There were only eight people at my showing, but granted it was one thirty in the afternoon. I really hope that the increased price isn't too much of a sticking point for people and that this experimental venture (at least here in Ontario) is a success because it is truly a superior way to watch movies.

1 comment:

Michael Shaye said...

Well worth the extra money - now I am scrambling for a babysitter for tonight.