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“Liked it better as the Rave” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Carmike Grand Prairie 18

Carmike Grand Prairie 18
Ranked #2 of 6 Fun & Games in Peoria
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Peoria, Illinois
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188 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Liked it better as the Rave”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I still think this is the nicest/best movie theater in Peoria, but we don't care for some of the changes that happened when it stopped being the Rave. For one, I don't like that there is only one size Icee now--small. With refills not being free on them, it was nice to just pay for one of the bigger sizes, instead of possibly getting two of the smaller ones. They have also done away with the "scoop" straws for Icees; regular straws make it difficult to eat/drink them.

If you are part of their membership club (or whatever it's called), be careful as your coupons expire and quickly. They only give you about a month to use coupons for free drinks, popcorn, and movie tickets. When it was the Rave and we were part of their rewards club, the coupons never expired, which was nice. I also wish they hadn't taken out the ticket kiosks, as it was a fast way to get tickets and you could bypass the line on busy nights.

Visited June 2014
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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247 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Clean, Huge and Comfy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just saw "How to Train Your Dragon 2". This theater is HUGE! We had room to ourselves and the floors werent sticky. The concession prices, as most anywhere, will make you cringe. Several theater choices in the area, but this one trumps all of them! P.S. The previews are too long...25-40 minutes! Why?

Visited July 2014
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Peoria IL
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best in Peoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great multiplex on the NW side of Peoria. IMAX option and well maintained. Close to shopping and eating places.

Visited May 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great seating. Rarely crowded.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I usually go to the matinees. It is usually so uncrowded that I wonder how they stay in business.

The seats are unusually comfortable and spacious. The theater is steeply inclined so viewing is excellent. My favorite theater in Peoria.

Visited May 2014
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Princeton, Illinois
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155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“go to the late afternoon show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our local theater was not going to run Saving Mr. Banks, and our kids were begging to go. As it was Christmas break, we decided to bite the bullet and drive over. We didn't have popcorn or treats since we were going to dinner after the show, so I cannot speak to concession prices. However, imagine my surprise when tickets were $5.50! We went at 4:30 and were thrilled at the price. This is not a cheap venue, to be sure. But it seems like with a little planning, it need not break the bank!

We enjoyed the comfortable, stadium-style seating and large screen. The bathrooms were clean enough, unlike some places. This was a treat on a cold winter day!

Visited December 2013
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