If Movie Tickets Aren't Expensive Enough For You, Just Wait for Gold Class Cinemas

Steven Miller
Our paper in Seattle ran this slide show when Gold Class Cinemas opened up there in the fall of 2008.
Not sure what to think of this press release that just landed in the in-box -- the one that says come May 7, I'll be able to buy a ticket to Iron Man 2 that'll only cost ... what the what? ... $22. Ah, but look at what Gold Class Cinemas promises when it opens at The Village at Fairview: "online, reserved seat selection; a fully-stocked bar and lounge; a complete menu of easy-to-eat food [such as] Maine lobster rolls with lemon aioli and Thai chili dipping sauce; and a full-size theater with only 40 plush, reclining armchairs." Fancy!

Reviews of the Aussie-owned chain's handful of theaters are decidedly mixed. Our Seattle sister wrote back in November '08 that service was awfully slow, which others have repeated since; but Time Out Chicago insists the location there is "splurge-worthy." There's a video after the jump for those in need of a trailer before the feature attraction opens May 7. We'll see. Despite the Collin County location, though, it does seem very ... Dallas.

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