Thursday, June 13, 2013
5 movie theaters to see Man of Steel this weekend
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DALLAS It’s been close to seven years since we’ve seen America’s original superhero grace the silver screen. With such a long furlough between films, it’s safe to say that Superman’s new installment, DC Entertainment’s Man of Steel, is one of the most anticipated films of the summer season. As buzz grows around the title and early reviews funnel in (you can read Chris Vognar’s here) theaters across the country prepare for what will be a huge opening weekend crowd.
Considering the advent of luxury theaters packed with plush couches, fancy food, and high-brow popcorn, the D-FW audience has a variety of options when it comes to picking a theater to catch Man of Steel. Here are five options bound to suit even the most particular moviegoer:
1. For the tech nerd: Man of Steel will be booting Star Trek Into Darkness out of its IMAX theaters to make room for its high-definition, big budget format. However, North Texas is home to only two true IMAX theaters, one being at the Cinemark on Webb Chapel and the other at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Omni Theater. The Omni won’t be carrying Man of Steel, so anyone looking to see the IMAX should consider Cinemark their only choice.
2. For the carnivore: Need a sizzling steak before settling in for the 143-minute Man of Steel? Nick and Sam’s Grill at Look Cinemas in Addison will be happy to suffice. The shiny new theater will soon welcome a Coal Vines pizza, but for Man of Steel’s case, Nick and Sams Grill, along with the theater’s own menu, will be your only options.
3. For the 1 percent: The iPic Theater in Fairview has everything a luxe moviegoer would want: Leather chairs. Plush blankets and pillows. Angus sliders. However, all this luxury comes at a cost as admission to the theater can be upwards of $20. Steep price for Man of Steel, sure, but who says a summer movie splurge is a bad thing?
4. For the lounger: I’m partial to Inwood Theater’s monthly romp of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but the low-key theater can play host to one of summer’s biggest movies just as well. With comfortable couches as far as the eye can see, the Inwood is a place you can catch Man of Steel while mimicking the comfort of your own home.
5. For those with high tolerance: Swarming teenagers who pull fire alarms during the middle of the movie have become a weekend ritual for AMC Theater’s NorthPark Center location. While the theater boasts a central location along with plenty of pre-screening dining options thanks to the mall’s food court and restaurants, you’ll still have to swim through a sea of adolescents and their accompanying Forever 21 bags before you see Man of Steel. Pro tip: If AMC NorthPark is your only option, opt for a later screening, as the mall’s policy insists teens be accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m.
Want to see more moviegoing options? Check out our comprehensive Best in DFW movie theater guide.
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