1501 7th Ave
Seattle WA 98101
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User reviews on Regal Meridian 16
I do not understand why so many hate on this theater. It has a great selection of films, is not too unclean, and I have only once had to wait in line for my movie. The escalators are slow, but you can use legs to move up stairs, so that is no problem. The rooms are somewhat small, which I like due to the fact that all the seats have a good view of the screen, pretty much where ever you sit.
The only reason I give this theater 4 stars is because of the garage. When you go here, do yourself a favor and park at Pacific Place. You will regret most other forms of parking.
Wow, who hired that last reviewer to totally pan the Meridian? Good job there, fella!
Actually, I don't like the Meridian either, but it's no worse than the other downtown theater, Pacific Place. Does anyone actually go to a cineplex expecting an aesthetic experience? I've never waited more than five minutes at Meridian, I never buy cinema food crap anyway, and find the seating quite accommodating and roomy. I'd rather go to a slightly funky place like the Meridian and feel like I'm there to see the movie, not to relish the surroundings.
One caveat: DON'T park in the Meridian parking garage! Use the one under Pacific Place and walk the one block to the Meridian if you are capable of that distance. The Meridian garage is horribly designed. I waited 20 minutes in line to get out of the garage once, with one lane operating during peak post-show traffic, and got charged a higher rate as a result of the long wait extending me past three hours. I was furious. Pacific Place parking is much better. Oh, there are also about 5 major bus lines with stops kitty-corner to the Meridian. If you plan things right and pay a little attention to the time, you can get anywhere you need to by bus.
Regal\'s Meridian 16 theater is mediocre at best, the last resort if no other place is showing your movie.\n\nFrom the ground floor, service is minimal, with only one person at the ticket counter for recent primetime weekday shows, and two (out of 5 stations) on several recent busy weekend evenings. The automated ticketing kiosks in the lobby don\'t sell children\'s tickets, forcing you to pay full price for kids unless you want to stand in line for 15-20min. Proximity to the rough and sometimes drunk crowd from Gameworks next door necessitates a full-time police presence in the theater lobby in the evenings. \n\nOnce you\'re in, there are 1-2 long, slow escalators to get to your theater rooms, because the stairs & elevators are usually blocked off. Restrooms are located between floors outside the showing area -- the men\'s rooms have been modified to \"waterless\" urinal systems which mean the reek of urine wafts all the way up & down the back stairs to concession stands where it blends with the smell of stale offsite-popped popcorn. \n\nThe building\'s layout does allow for a few decent mid-size theaters amongst the shoeboxes, but the seating is cramped even in the biggest rooms. It doesn\'t help that the shape of several of the theater rooms is unsuitable for new 3-d movies (way too wide), meaning recent films like Coraline 3D and Bolt 3D are unviewable from the first 1/2 dozen rows of the side seating towards the front (about 50 seats out of 200-250). The only saving grace for Meridian 16 is the variety of films -- there\'s always something else to see if your show is sold out.
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