If you like your movie experience to be night club meets romantic restaurant meets first class flight, this place is for you. When you buy your overpriced ticket ($22 ouch!) and head downstairs it feels like you're descending into one of those underground night clubs where all the women are wearing too much makeup and all the guys are on the prowl. Fortunately, the patrons of Gold Class aren't nearly as awful as those you see in that type of club. The attentive staff will seat you in the lounge area while you order overpriced drinks and food. The cocktails tend to be poorly mixed so I would recommend wine or beer if you want a drink here. The food is OK, but nothing special and as far as I can tell you can't get the standard movie treats, which always makes me miss popcorn terribly. The nice thing is, you can have your food brought to your seat in the theater, and if you need a top up on your drink or an extra little snack, there's a buzzer you can press to call a waitress to your seat. By far the best part about Gold Class is the seats, which are full on reclining loungers with enough space for you to stretch out and feel like you're all alone with your companion in your private movie theater. Just don't go see a boring movie there or you'll be sound asleep before the first act is over!
It may have the name "Arclight" but this is just the old Pacific Theaters in Arclight clothing. Yes, they put in a tiny gift shop and a little cafe, but some of the staff are still kind of unpleasant (unlike the Hollywood Arclight) and most of the theaters are small. The worst part is the customers though. It's almost impossible to go see a movie here without having someone near you talking through the whole thing. Still, it's far better and cleaner than the Llammle's down the street.
Movies, we all love to be at the movies. What better place than Academy 6 Cinemas? I love this movie theater because it has great service, it's clean, super affordable and it's just fun to be there. I highly recommend this cinema. I can't wait until the weekend to go and catch me a movie. See you at the movies! -