Move over Trolley North. Step aside, Queen. Take a back seat, Kaysville Theatre.
Davis County's finest theater is now in Layton.Just ask the thousands of moviegoers who "ooed" and "aahhed" their way through the grand-opening screenings this weekend at Movies 10, Cinemark's lastest addition in Utah.
Located just north of Layton Hills Mall, the $1.5 million theater complex features 10 screens and seats about 1,800 people comfortably. The plush, high-backed seats have cup-holders to keep your 32 ounces of coke from running to the front of the theater and are spaced for plenty of leg room. Half of the auditoriums have rocking seats.
Two auditoriums are equipped with George Lucas' high-tech THX Sound System, which was tested and certified by Lucasfilm technicians from California, says Phil Zacheretti, promotions director for the Dallas-based Cinemark USA. The system includes a Dolby machine and five amplifiers programmed into 12 speakers that surround the auditorium.
"It's basically the best sound system in the world," Zacheretti said.
The other eight auditoriums feature four-channel, Ultrasound Surround Sound systems.
Going to the theater is almost as much fun as seeing the show. You are met under the marquee by white-gloved ushers who introduce you into an enormous lobby with 20-foot-high ceilings. A long snack bar is on one wall while video machines dominate another part of the lobby.
With lights galore, it's all sort of a cross between a Las Vegas casino and the Dick Tracy movie.
"Our philosophy is simple: entertainment," Zacheretti said. "We want people to have a good time."
In an attempt to appeal to a mass audience, the theater offers first-run films, such as "Havana" and "Rookie" this week, children's shows such as "Rescuers Down Under," and family fare such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Rocky V."
Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children, and $3 for matinees.