With the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opening nationwide tomorrow (December 15), the number one question on everyone’s mind is, “Where am I going to watch it?” Well, Don’t you worry, CASSIUS has your back! From New York City to Atlanta to Los Angeles, here are the best movie theaters to catch Star Wars.
Let’s start with NYC.
1. AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13
The best Star Wars experience is definitely going to be in 3D. And for the ultimate IMAX or IMAX 3D experience, New Yorkers routinely head straight to AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13. This theater has the largest IMAX screen in the city, plus impeccable projection and sound quality.
1998 Broadway, btwn W. 67th & W. 68th Sts.
2. AMC Loews 84th Street 6
If you want comfort, head to the Loews on 84th Street. Each seat is a huge, cushy leather recliner that allows viewers to enjoy the latest blockbusters as if they were in the comfort of their own homes. The best part? All seats are assigned, which reduces some of the traditional headaches of moviegoing— no more rushing to get good seats and coming up empty. Tickets are pricier than other movie theaters, but many patrons feel that the guaranteed seating and extra legroom are well worth it.
2310 Broadway at W. 84th St.
3. Regal Battery Park Stadium 11
The beauty of this theater is that it remains a strangely well-kept secret, even though it’s in the heart of Manhattan. The crowds are never large or loud, even on opening weekends! As a super bonus, there’s a Shake Shack right around the corner, for your pre- or post-gaming pleasure.
102 North End Ave., btwn Murray & Vesey Sts.
4. AMC Loews Kips Bay 15
Not only does this theater boast short lines and quiet moviegoers, but the AMC Loews in Kips Bay’s seating in each theater ensures good sight lines and unobstructed views of the screen. Is that not perfection?
570 2nd Ave. at E. 31st St.
5. iPic Theater at The South Street Seaport
This South Street Seaport branch of the upscale cinema franchise features loungey seats with their own tables for drinks and popcorn, as well as beer, wine, and cocktails (with an option for table service inside the theater). Plus, the Tuck Room Tavern is upstairs, serving LA-influenced American cuisine.
11 Fulton St.
They do things a little differently in the A, so we’re gonna break this down by room, comfort, and food.
1. Regal Cinemas at Avalon
The best thing about this ATL favorite is its no-arm-rest sharing recliners. And in addition to that, the leather reclining seats include spacious tray table, and plenty of personal space to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
3950 1st St, Alpharetta
2. AMC Phipps Plaza
Atlanta loves luxury, and if comfort is the name of your game, AMC Phipps Plaza is for you. Besides being allowed to take an adult beverage from the fully stocked bar into the movie, there is free parking in Buckhead. You can also reserve your cozy red leather reclining seat weeks in advance. ATL influencer and reality star Maja Sly highly recommends this theater. Plus, Phipps Plaza is the ultimate shopping experience with every store from Gucci to The Gap.
Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta
3.CineBistro at Town Brookhaven
While the dinner-and-movie theater experience is rapidly growing, CineBistro at Town Brookhaven rises above them all. They’ve taken it a few notches up with a menu that includes kimchi, Wagyu beef sliders, crab cakes and blackened pimento mac and cheese. Their American bistro fare is freshly made each day, including all the sauces and dressings. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the movie if you want to dine in-theater, otherwise you can grab a quick appetizer and drink at the bar and lounge located in the trendy, upscale lobby.
1004 Town Blvd, Atlanta
Los Angeles is the home of droptops, valet parking, and celeb-spotting. So of course, that’s what you’d want in your movie experience, right?
1. iPic Theaters
Much like it’s NYC location, this iPic boasts a great menu, stellar service, plush leather seats, and a real VIP experience that includes valet parking. Love & Hip Hop LA’s Bridget Kelly told us that this is her personal favorite movie theater in L.A.
10850 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
2. AMC Century City
With assigned seating, spotless theaters, and an almost never-sold out screening history, this theater is a favorite for many L.A. natives, including Shanise Coatney, an L.A. influencer who was born and raised in the city. Not to mention that Century City is the perfect gateway from L.A, in L.A.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
3. Cinerama Dome at Arclight Hollywood Cinema
Built (in only 16 weeks!) in 1963, Pacific Theatres’ Cinerama Dome is the first and only theater of its kind, and has hosted more than 50 years of premieres and blockbusters. The 3D Dome Movie theaters are all the rage, and their midnight screenings are considered the best in the city!
6360 Sunset Blvd.
Peep the official trailer below, and let us know what theater you chose!