The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of northeastern Pennsylvania showcases three larger-scale movie theaters for local audiences. There are two primary options for cinema enthusiasts looking to take in a film in 3D.
The best option is the 20 screen Cinemark located off of Interstate 81 in Moosic, just several miles from both the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton areas. The actual street address is 40 Glenmaura National Boulevard, but the theatre is located on the way up to PNC Field, the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees AAA minor league baseball team and the Montage Mountain ski resort, which also serves as a summer concert venue. The theatre is located in a commercial zone, featuring several shops and restaurants in the surrounding lots, offering customers the potential to have a shopping and dining experience. The Cinemark theatre is large. The reclining seats are comfortable and there are three ticket booths to help avoid creating long lines on busy nights. The theatre is clean, and the parking is easy. They have enough screens to offer the most 3D films.
The city of Wilkes-Barre features one cinema complex, R/C Movies 14. While the film selection is not as expansive as Cinemark’s, Movies 14 offers a new, clean environment, comfortable seating and the great location of downtown Wilkes-Barre. At 24 East Northampton Street, the theatre is only a couple of blocks away from the downtown public square, where several restaurants and bars line the block. The only problem can be parking, but that really depends on the day of the week. I recently took my girlfriend to see Toy Story 3 at Movies 14, and the 3D showing was an experience to behold. There were not many people in the audience, and it turned out to be the perfect movie date. Images jumped off the screen, and the viewer was truly able to feel real dimensional depth in certain scenes.
For families and individuals seeking entertainment in downtown Scranton, there is the Marquee Cinema – Steamtown 8 located at 301 Lackawana Avenue. The theatre features a reliable 8 scenes. As a smaller movie theatre, the film selection can be limited. One would be suggested to specifically see if the Marquee was showing a particular film in 3D.