You're kidding? The orignal MIB was the last movie you saw in a theater? You're really missing out. (except of course for at Gateway cinema where you can bet on the following:
The image is never centered
The film is always scratched
REALLY dirty floors
Screens 1&2 are cut and damaged (they haven't replaced them in years)
The sound system for screens one and two are really lousy and muddy.
Screens 3-4 are better, though a little smaller. That part was added later and looks better. Sound is better
Screens 5-6 are relatively small and meant for showing movies that have been out awhile
Of course, you go to Liberty (also owned by Signature), a single-screen cinema from the early 1900's and it's a totally different story. (this is where MIB II was shown and the time I saw it was the exception to the usually flawless showing, but that was the power company's fault). Modern DTS sound system (Gateway has DTS on a couple screens also, but quality of the speakers is poor), crystal clear flawless screen, bright projection, competant projectionest, clean floors, friendly employees, etc.
I've never been to a movie at the Strand, which is another one-room, built as a twin to Liberty across the street and around the corner, but I've heard it's pretty bad (hasn't been updated like Liberty). It's used to show the small, obscure, releases
It would be so nice to live in a town with more decent cinemas, maybe even THX approval like Carmike in Missoula. Or my gosh, maybe even digital projection!!! (like that would ever happen here
) There have been rumors for years about Signature building a new megaplex to replace Gateway Cinemas (in reality, it could replace the two downtown also, but I don't think they'd dare touch those! They're "historic") - but they haven't and I'm not sure they'll ever will. It would be so nice. You guys often don't know how lucky you are to have nice cinemas! I mean - the Liberty isn't bad, but being a single-screen cinema only the BIGGEST new release at any one time is shown there.