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We've all been there. The latest blockbuster finally hits theaters and we happily buy tickets, but in order to secure a seat we need to arrive a full hour or more before showtime. Add cramped legroom, neck-craning viewing angles and a barrage of commercials and trailers before the feature film even starts, and suddenly a quick flick has turned into an uncomfortable, all-night affair.
If only there were a way to remove all the hassles from the moviegoing experience.
Thankfully, ArcLight Cinemas solves this cinematic conundrum. Located in La Jolla, ArcLight is reserved seating only, meaning you'll never have to wait in line or rush to save seats. Simply purchase tickets and select your seats in advanced via their website or the ArcLight app, then show up just minutes before your movie begins. No more planning your entire evening and reworking your entire schedule to accommodate a showtime.
But ArcLight's amenities don't stop there. By focusing on the viewing experience, ArcLight puts the audience's needs first. That means ultra comfortable seats that are three inches wider than the industry standard (say hello to duel armrests and more leg room), no annoying commercials, limited trailers, and Dolby Atmos surround sound that, combined with each theater's "black box" design aesthetic, exceeds THX presentation standards.
Cinephiles will also appreciate a throwback moviegoing experience that harks back to cinema's golden age. ArcLight's unique programming features a wide variety of films, from the latest blockbusters to independent art house fare to retrospectives of classics and cult favorites. The concessions are equally impressive, so don't count on any overpriced candy here. Instead, pair your movie with nosh-worthy snacks like caramel corn made in house, gourmet fries, pretzel sandwiches and barbecue chicken pizza. There are even 21+ showcases, where you can grab a wine, beer or martini from the bar.
To learn more about ArcLight Cinemas' San Diego location, from showtimes to their exclusive membership program (which earns you discounted tickets and points to use at their concession stand), visit Arclightcinemas.com.