I feel like I can count on them for a good movie watching experience. Two other issues: I love movie theater popcorn, but the scent was so strong it almost made you sick! I thought it will be an old movie theatre, smelly, badly maintained, but no, it was clean neat red carpet and red seat if I remember well. Granted, parts of it are looking rundown, but I like the idea for which the owner seems to be aiming. Then, once the movie upstairs starts, you can hear it downstairs. I tried to find the sunny side in my experience, but wow, it was hard. But if you do, you can expect it to be handled poorly.
The concession stand offerings are no different than you would have seen in a little neighborhood cinema forty years ago. There have been moments when the place has been packed, and the employees appear to carry themselves well during those moments. Between that and the cramped space around the box office and concession stand, a space so tiny it's as if they expect very few customers at a time, it seems like the idea is to cater only to moviegoers that live within walking distance. Great theater to see a movie in. I rarely purchase food from a movie theater, but I would consider this place if I ever felt in the mood.
The Highland is one such theater. I love it for that alone. Other than that, I have always felt comfortable walking in here and enjoying a good movie. You won't find the latest digital projection equipment or high end sound, and the seats aren't as comfortable as they were years ago. The employees are friendly and helpful. I look to go to movies here first, before looking any other place. It is a bit worn, but seats are comfortable, and the screen and sound are very good.
The movie was relatively social and sad, there were few people in bar night, but I still remember how cool this place was after wiping those tears. Tickets are cheap, the popcorn contrary to the review below in my experience is fresh albeit only average tasty-quotient , concessions are reasonable none of that 1. There have been a few occasions when I have seen litter left over from the previous customer that the employees missed, but those messes have been minor. I will not return to this theater, and I can assure you that you have better options for moviegoing venues. I am usually skeptical about movie theaters that have only one or two screens this place has two.
I went here to see a movie and we had the theater all to ourselves!! I rarely purchase food from a movie theater, but I would consider this place if I ever felt in the mood. Wish customer's comfort had been top of mind when the redo happened at this neighborhood gem. Yes it's not as lush as some of the newer places but it feels so right and much more like a destination and treat than stopping shopping at the mall for a show. I know this movie has a strong fictional basis, however, I have so enjoyed the movie and have watched it many, many times since I purchased it over 2 years ago. The chairs are crammed together like I am flying with Delta. How wonderful except it was raining cats and dogs outside and I could hear water dripping somewhere inside the cinema throughout the movie!! They only have two theaters, one on the lower level and one on the upper level. However, this place exceeded my expectations.
There have been moments when the place has been packed, and the employees appear to carry themselves well during those moments. The movie I saw was on the main floor, and I was surprised at how large the theater itself is. It has an old-fashioned feel to it, and I noticed that the owners have tried to preserve the authenticity of the original lay-out. Went to the Highland Theater recently to see Up in The Air. I mean, can you imagine seeing that in the theatre? As a neighborhood loyalist and long time fan of this theatre, I was truly dissatisfied in the new upstairs chair type and theatre layout.
If you drive, you'll just have to look around for street parking, which is scarce and which largely comes with 1-hour or 2-hour limitations during the day at least. This is definitely an old school theater. The ticket people are good at serving people quickly so the line does not get too long. Again, I have watched this movie many times and would recommend it to anyone, it is done so beautifully!!! Start times are approximate; movies typically begin at dusk, but may start earlier or later. I thought the director Roger Young did a beautiful job and I loved the guy who played King Herod, it was truly an excellent cast, especially the actors who played Peter and Paul. Movies are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.
However, this place exceeded my expectations. Bring along a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a starlit night of fun with friends and family! Seats - they rock back and forth Cons - Minimal parking, but I won't hold it against them. Quality and sound system were very good and up to the standards. Shoulda asked when their popcorn was last popped because the stuff they served a few nights ago was stale. Finally - no young punks! I also notice the same thing with food stand. This is an old-fashioned movie theater in most ways.