Wear dark clothes, or else you're going to be distracted by the glare of the blacklights off your white T-shirt throughout the movie. Yes, the day-glo fish are still painted on the walls, so that's one quirk from the old days that remains intact. The art deco architecture has been lovingly preserved (which is to say that the restrooms are still Prohibition-era tiny and probably wouldn't meet ADA expectations for accessibility). Best of all is that they have replaced the tiny, rickety old seats with the plush movable arm chairs that viewers have come to expect. What's wrong with that, though, is that they seemed to have spaced the rows based on people being only about 4 feet tall -- everyone but the very petite will find their knees bumping the back of the seat in front of them. Too bad, because otherwise this would be a very comfortable moviegoing experience. As it is, though, there are only 4 seats in the house that are comfortable, and they are the ones mid-house on the aisle that have no seats in front of them. Maybe the balcony (who remembers movie balconies anymore? Nice they left this in place) is better, but I haven't been up there to check it out since I was a kid.
One other comment about this house: I really have a problem with the fact that they used a commercial CD to play a classic film during the holidays -- complete with the usual warning about public displays of this protected content. Makes me think that they weren't properly licensed to air the film for a paying audience. Not what I'd expect of a house that's part of the NB film festival. They should be setting high standards for the industry instead of flouting the exhibitors' rules.
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