I've been here several times, and I really enjoy a cinema which feels different than those chain cinemas. I also love how they have array of non-mainstream movie, a movie that you might heard of highly praised but hard to find. I'm lucky to have chance watching "Cabin In The Woods" before it become quite popular, it is a gem from Josh Whedon.
Yet, sometimes it also cater for popular taste, I watched The Dark Knight Rises without having to stand up in long lines, and the best I only have to pay it for $6! Trully worth the prices.
So my tips is to come here on Monday ($6 rate before noon) and come a bit early since there is no seat number on your ticket so whoever comes first get to choose their seat. And after that you can always stroll through Lygon St for its cafe and food.
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