update on cinemark western hills
Cinemark Western Hills is slowly being remodeled. I was in one of the new theaters this morning.
The updated theaters have fewer but much larger and cozier seats. I couldn't figure out, however, how to make mine recline, and so I sat up very straight during the movie which was kind of uncomfortable. The line to buy tickets was a little time-consuming. In these remodeled rooms, you have to pick in advance which seat you want, which is called digital reserved seating. The complex will be needing more ticket sellers if it wants the lines to move faster to accomplish this.
I've also discovered the early bird special and I assume this is for movies showing before 12 p.m. Evening admission is $9.75, a matinee is $6.75 but when I went this morning for an 11:15 a.m. show, it was only $5.50. Considering that the second-run theaters here are $3, I thought that was a good price.