Bit of a geek who likes discovering new places in and around Sydney. Follow me on Instagram @richrammo or Twitter @richramo
Published May 26th 2012
When I've visited a cinema to watch a movie over last ten years or so I have visited large cinemas that are usually part of a large shopping mall. No disrespect to them but pricing wise, I believe customer are charged a little too excessively and if you are like me, you want to receive value for money. So my girlfriend and I decided to try Beverly Hill Cinema for a change, it isn't as close for us as many other cinemas but we thought we would check it out.
After arriving I felt five years younger as the cinema reminded me of a community based cinema that I grew up around as a kid. Beverly Hills Cinema was quite a lot smaller than the bigger, commercial ones that have become the norm as part of big shopping malls.
In the lobby area there were are a number of arcade games, with the most popular game being an air hockey table which was quite popular while people were waiting around for movies to start.
As associated with all good cinemas is a good candy bar, Beverly Hills Cinema held up the existing trend with plenty of sugary goodness available for purchase to snack on. Pricing wise, items were reasonably priced and helping sizes weren't excessive which avoids wastage.
The movie that we decided to watch was The Avengers. The actual cinema that we watched the movie in was quite small, but small doesn't always mean bad as it provided a more intimate experience and personal feel about it. I was impressed by the Krix speakers and the overall sound system. Being a bit of a audiophile fan I look out for these types of things. Seating wise, I also noted how comfortable they were, lucky enough the movie was full of action and I got to choose the movie instead of my girlfriend, if not I might have quietly dozed off in the comfortable seats.
In regards to movie pricing, with the way things change I'll add a link to the official website so you check it out for yourself there - but like I mentioned, I found the pricing reasonable and definitely comparable to many of the cinemas I had been to in the past.