Best uncrowded movie theater (2008)

Regal Cinemas Battery Park Theater

It is a perfect Sunday morning. Rise and shine and check the movie times over a cup of coffee. Pick the earliest show, preferably before noon, of the blockbuster that's just opened at the Regal Cinemas Battery Park Theater. Once you get there, grab a black-and-white cookie ($1.95) from the Pick a Bagel to the left of the theater. Flaunt silly movie theater rules and stuff the cookie in your bag for later. Buy a ticket ($10.50) and head up the escalator to the second floor, where you can browse the discount designer shoes in DSW. Relax; take your time. There's no need to rush in to get a good seat, since all 11 of the stadium-seating theaters are always near empty. It's the weekend, so go ahead and indulge in the vacuous pastime of checking out last season's Miu Miu pumps. Sit down just as the previews start; grab the best seats, the ones with the metal railing in front that assure no big heads can block the view, the ones with a comfortable footrest.


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