Discounted Tempe cinema reopens with new look, tickets at $ 3.50

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PHOENIX – A Tempe discount theater complex will welcome moviegoers this weekend for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With all tickets at $ 3.50, Pollack Tempe Cinemas on McClintock and Elliot roads are set to finally reopen their curtains, with operations Friday through Sunday.

The venue specializes in movies that debuted a bit recently but aren’t brand new releases, as well as old favorites.

The reopening weekend lineup includes “Fast and Furious 9”, “Cruella”, “Addams Family 2”, “Free Guy”, “Dear Evan Hanson”, “Jungle Cruise” and “Elf”.

The facility will no longer look like it was before the shutdown after upgrades costing over $ 1 million are completed.

“You’ll notice the changes from the moment you step into the parking lot,” company president Michael Pollack said in a press release.

“This was one of the most anticipated reopening starting in 2020 and I can assure you it will have been worth the wait.”

Seats will now be allocated once theaters have been fitted with recliners.

The exterior of the building has been redesigned with a large clock between two large capitals as a nod to the city hall background of “Back to the Future”.

The six theaters, the snack bar and the lobby have been renovated.

Another novelty: online ticketing and self-service ticketing on the site.

“I am very proud of this project and we have all worked very hard to bring back the classic theater of yesterday combined with an extremely modern touch that has never been seen before in a neighborhood cinema,” said Pollack.

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