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User Reviews (5 Reviews)
- Broadway Centre CinemasMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 20, 2013
I just can't bring myself to write a bad review of this place, mostly for the fact that they show awesome indie films -- movies you NEED to go see! We travel from out of state to see films here while we are in town since the Broadway shows movies that most theaters outside of L.A. and New York will never get the chance to screen.
Yes, this theater is in a very bad state of disrepair. The bathrooms are horrendous with leaking faucets, broken door latches, cracked tile, etc. The theaters themselves are fine but they do lack a good sound system and the theater still hasn't yet converted to digital projection (though they are currently raising funds to do so). The screens are small but adequate.
Parking is easy and free in the adjacent parking garage. Take a ticket and be sure to get it validated. I avoid parking in the street since I got a ticket one winter for blocking some sort of zone -- when the sign was covered in snow. Don't chance it and just park in the garage.
My biggest complaint is about the new seats. While the old seats weren't that comfy, the new ones are HORRIBLE! They might've looked good on paper but people making interior design decisions really need to sit in the seats before purchasing them! First, the old style floor means there's a very steep incline. When you sit in the new seats, you feel like you are going to be catapulted forward. Want to lean back? You have no choice but to prop your feet up on the seats in front of you -- which means the brand new seating is already dirty and scuffed. The worst thing about the new seats is that the seatbacks are so high, they disrupt the sight lines for the screen and block part of the film (even when they are empty). As a movie lover, this is a serious issue for me. I'm not really sure how this problem can be corrected, but it's very distracting and a real letdown.
The snack bar is good but I wish there would be more diet soda options. If you don't like Diet Coke (which I don't), then you are out of luck. I hate being forced to bring my own Coke Zero or Diet Pepsi in with me, but when something's not offered I have to!
Another 'complaint' (last one, I promise!) is that now when you go to see a film, you are force-fed commercials. The lights go dim, you get to watch a handful of previews, and then -- BAM -- you are hit with about 4 or 5 commercials! AFTER THE PREVIEWS! WTF? I know this theater must be struggling and I know it's run by the film society, but come on! Don't hold me captive and shove irrelevant commercials down my throat. It leaves a very, VERY bad taste in my mouth. Maybe if all audiences just start booing when the commercials come on, management will take a hint?
Okay, no more fussies about this place. I honestly do LOVE the theater. If you love movies like I do, please go and support this place. Go see an indie, go expand your horizons. And for the love of God, do NOT talk during the movie (I'm talking to you, old farts in the back row yapping about every last damn thing in the movie I saw last night).
- Broadway Centre CinemasFirst to ReviewSep 12, 2012
What is there to say about a movie theatre? Well, the Broadway in downtown Salt Lake is THE theatre for Indie, International, and Art House films. This is one of the main venues in Salt Lake for the Sundance Film Festival when it comes every year.
As far as the theaters themselves, the sound quality is not very great and the seats aren't very comfortable. It is an older cinema. But it gets the job done and constantly screens films you won't find anywhere else in the city. They have some good food items as well, such as pizza, coffee, sweets, and other treats.
- Broadway Centre CinemasJul 19, 2012
My favorite theater in downtown Salt Lake City. It's a great place to see an independent movie without having to go very far (if you live or are visiting Salt Lake). It serves some great local food like hot dogs, pizza, coffee, espresso, and european candy. Also, they just put in new seats so it's even better.
- Broadway Centre CinemasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 19, 2012
My favorite movie theater in Salt Lake City. All the independent (Woody Allen) movies come to the Broadway. It's a small theater run by the Salt Lake Film Society. The six screens feature 35mm projectors, each hand-operated by a projectionist. The seats are really comfortable and the concession counter offers a variety of treats from vegan hot dogs, pizza, and popcorn to glass bottled Dr. Pepper and cappuccinos.
- Broadway Centre CinemasFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I actually ended up here twice without having known that I was here, twice!
Broadway Centre Cinemas also happens to be in the same building as the Copper Onion and it's a great way to catch dinner and a movie, literally right next door. I am a bit unfamiliar with these types of theaters, but felt like it was very clean, organized and great for Sundance films.
The theater quality was good, sound was on par and it's a great time to be had since most of the staff were very friendly in guiding you to different areas of the theater and making sure you were ok during the film.
The concessions were not as overpriced as they would be in a big chain theater, which was nice and restrooms are easy to find and clean / well kept. I can't speak for the price of the tickets since I went during Sundance but I imagine they're probably a little cheaper than the big chain theaters as well. Overall great experience.