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Review of The Island Cinema

The Island Cinema
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

For an island this is the perfect cinema! It's just the perfect size to order your popcorn and go sit and watch your movie. They have room for only two movies at a time which is nice because there's less people. The chairs are comfortable kind of a little rock to them. The staff was very welcoming and the popcorn is good fresh. But they sure don't like you to get a second refill 30 min before they close. Thank god the young man was kind enough to refill my cup for me. Thumbs up to him! I wish my town had such a cute movie theater. Thanks Sanibel :)

Thank Brooke S
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The only movie theater on the island over in the Bailey Plaza. Reasonably priced. Two theaters are narrow with medium screens. Seats are average, not cozy nor hard to sit in. Popcorn and snacks were reasonable. Acoustics are decent. If there is a movie you want to see it is an easier choice then heading to Fort Myers, unless it is a big screen, surround-sound type extravaganza. We will return every time we are here.
Note well, the START TIME is the START TIME! Previews begin 15-20 minutes before the listed start time so a 715 show actually begins at 715!

1  Thank BillP1123
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the only theater on the Island. It only has 2 screens. The theater has not been updated for a long time. The seats are fairly uncomfortable and the theater is not amazingly clean. The screen is tiny, bad quality, and the audio is poor. Prices seem expensive for the poor quality. However, the theater does a good job choosing which movies to show. They usually have 1 family and 1 non-family movie showing. If you just want to see a movie and do not have high expectations, it is a fine outing.

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Often the tickets sell out by show times in winter so get your tickets early in the day. Even so, the seniors line up early to get the seats they want. The two theaters are small and have large comfortable leather seats.

Thank Gail W
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We've been coming to Sanibel/Captiva for years every summer. Have never encountered a more rude individual than the manager at the Island Cinema. We went to the theater because of bad weather. After waiting more than 30 minutes past the time for the movie to begin, a staff member came into the theater and announced that they were not able to get the projector system working and they would have to give out rain-checks. We explained that we were on vacation and would be leaving the next morning and would like our money back. He said that the manager would not allow for any refunds. When we asked the manager for a refund she stated "I don't have to do anything for you, it's not my fault the equipment won't work." She told us that we could read their refund policy on our way out. To top it all off, their policy statement did not even address equipment failure or anything similar to the current situation. Fortunately our credit card company agreed with us and cancelled the transaction.

3  Thank Steve E
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