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Broadway Centre Cinemas

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The majority of my visits to Broadway center around Sundance. When you spend enough time in a place, the good and bad reveal themselves pretty clearly.

I love the snack menu here. Short of serving a Brewvies-style full menu, it’s hard to imagine there being more variety. From the usual fare to Rico burritos and tamales and the delicious edamame, anytime I’ve found myself peckish prior to a movie, I’ve been covered.

I’m also a huge fan of the movie selection during the year. Between this theatre and Tower, the Salt Lake Film Society really does handle this niche in the film world very well for the city.

Downsides? Parking is a pain, and doubly so during Sundance. The fact that they’ve decided to jack the prices up during the festival has driven me to street parking in perpetuity. I realize that Broadway doesn’t control this directly, but it’s still a part of the experience.

The reason I’m off a fifth star? The seats. They are punishingly unergonomic, covered in grimy, stained upholstery, and the rows are placed maddeningly close to one another. If I don’t get an aisle seat, I can plan on my legs aching for hours afterward. Not a single seat in the house will stop my back from hurting after sitting in these seats for the length of a movie, though. If Broadway would reserve it for me forever after, I would happily buy a replacement seat for each of the two screens they use for Sundance movies, no lie.

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Written by ireviewsomething

February 1, 2012 at 9:33am

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  1. Actually, you can buy your own seat, complete with your name on it, at Broadway Centre Cinemas. Learn more about Salt Lake Film Society’s Creature Comforts program, which looks to replace the current seating at the Broadway with new, super comfortable fancy movie theater chairs. Visit this link to learn more and to reserve your very own seat: http://saltlakefilmsociety.org/creature-comforts/

    Salt Lake Film Society

    February 7, 2012 at 2:52pm

  2. I can’t believe this is real and am so glad it is!

    Do I get to choose a seat style and the amount of leg room, too?

    I Review Something

    February 7, 2012 at 2:58pm

  3. It is real, and really awesome that it is finally happening! While we can’t promise you a certain seat style, or amount of leg room, you are more than welcome to make a request or suggestion. Just don’t push your luck as far as to requesting a chaise lounge.

    Thank you so very much for your input,

    Salt Lake Film Society

    Salt Lake Film Society

    February 7, 2012 at 3:11pm


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