Friday, January 18, 2008

regal cinema riveria

i can't tell you how happy i am that we now have a cinema downtown. i was traveling for work when the cinema opened, and i truly was bummed to miss the festivities. but since then, i have enjoyed the convenience of a quick walk up gay street to see a film. i know, too, that many so-kno residents have enjoyed the convenience of a quick drive up chapman highway and across the bridge. free popcorn on tuesdays to regal crown club members?! bring it on.

but why doesn't the downtown cinema have a more diverse range of films? we got juno, and that is a step in the right direction, but we're sorely missing out on many, many good independent films. i thought when planners outlined the plan there was mention of the cinema showing hollywood films in half of its theatres and indie flicks in the other half? what happened to that (really, really) great idea? i'd like to see there will be blood this weekend, but now i am spoiled, and i dont want to drive out west.

but then again, soccer taco sounds pretty delish at the moment...

5 comments:

Courtney said...

I LOVE the downtown theater! But yeah, I wish it had more indie movies. Like the ones at Downtown West, for example.

Mickey said...

Don't they have the nicest people working there? And I agree about being spoiled. I almost want to just settle for whatever we have downtown than drive west.

So Soccer Taco's good? I've often wondered...

stan said...

yeah, if it wasn't for the awful price, i'd go see something just to see it in the theater. walking feels like less effort than driving when your downtown.

em said...

soccer taco is DELICIOUS! i think, mickey, you must go. it's americanized mexican like most other places in town but it's the best one of those places. the salsa is really, really, really, really good. and they do fried jalapeƱos (not poppers, but just pan fried, whole jalapeƱos) upon request. many places wont do that. i love senor taco for its true mexican tacos, but soccer taco really is very good.

em said...

ps. i am trying to get stan to play hookie with me and go see a movie right now. but, you know, that stupid blackberry just wont stop ringing.