Is there such thing as a "dive theater"? I'd consider this one... Tiny little theaters (30-40 seats max), full bar, no problem with crowds or that one guy/girl in the front who seems to think their phone won't bother anyone during the movie. As an independent theater, I gotta give them props for keeping the place running. Unfortunately, props only go so far. The two biggest distractions to my movie going experience were the fire exit signs were bright white in a dark theater. Since I was watching The Force Awakens, any scene with a dark background suddenly had a bright spot in the bottom right. I get fire code, but man, I wish you could spend just $40-$50 per theater to get those less-intrusive edge-lit signs (instead of backlit). You'd literally make up the cost in energy savings in a few months. The second was the leaky ceiling. I wouldn't have minded if it was any place other than right in front of where the concessions guy fills the popcorn. All in all, this place is great for a cheap movie close to home, but you are better of going corporate if you want the best movie-going experience.
The popcorn at the 400 is the best, hands down. I sometimes buy it when I'm out for a walk...no movie necessary. They also sell beer/wine/cocktails and do theme stuff for big movie launches or throwback nights. Could the theaters be better designed? Sure. But each theater is ultimately still a good movie experience!
Great local theatre with recent renovations. Ticket prices are average but they do offer student discounts. For a local theatre, I thought they would have played indie films but instead they offer all the latest hits without you having to travel to an AMC. The theatre is clean, staff is friendly and bonus.... They serve alcohol.