Over the last few years they say that more and more people have been trading in the local movie theater, for the personal living room. With the accessibility of Blu Ray players. HD televisions and On Demand movies the nearest movie theater doesn't seem so exciting anymore. Who can blame someone for giving up the theaters? Overpriced food and drink that you can get for 50% less anywhere else, sticky floors and uncomfortable seating, a lot of these seats are so bad you would need to bring a branded seat cushion with you to tolerate sitting in them for two hours.
While, no one has invented the floor that can't get sticky, one theater is trying to solve two of those complaints just a little bit. The AMC theater in Fresh Meadows, Queens (in NY) is one of the first theaters to revolutionize your viewing experience. They have outfitted every theater, and every seat, with red leather electronic recliners. Outfitted with a cup holder on each seat, there will be no more fighting over armrests in these chairs. Speaking of armrests if you are the theater viewing the most recent romantic comedy with your significant other no more squirming to get around a piece of hard plastic separating you, just put the armrest up and cuddle your hearts away. All this, WITHOUT raising ticket prices! Why? Well, speaking for myself personally I know I don't want to go to any other theater any time soon, plus I will be much happier to get to my seat early which means seeing more commericals.
One more thing, the soda. At AMC Fresh Meadows, they took a new spin on the old beverage. They have installed what is now known as the Coca Cola Freestyle. Every beverage in the Coca Cola line is available on this digitally controlled machine. If that impresses you wait for the kicker, you make the flavor. Every beverage in their line can be customized with one of 4-5 flavors, such as Lime, Lemon, Orange, Vanilla and more. Orange Coke Zero? Got it. Peach Sprite? Got it. Raspberry Lemonade? You guessed it. All with free refills, regardless of the size of your drink. So if you didn't like that Diet Cherry Sprite, go back and get some Vanilla Diet Coke.