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Ua 69th Street 9

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The Worst Movie Theater in the Philadelphia Area

This is by far the WORST movie theater that there is. I used to work there, so I know that it isn't fully the staff's fault that the theater is so bad. To put it shortly: It attracts the worst of the worst people from West Philadelphia, and these horrible, fat people slosh into the theater (which is upstairs from the Popeyes Chicken joint) and they come in, loud, obnoxious, and boisterous, often times while bringing their ill-raised children with them, who run around all over the place, bothering and annoying other people all the while their parents are on their cell phones, refusing to control them. It's a movie-going experience ripe with babies crying and cell phone conversations going on.

Besides the people, everything ELSE about the theater is bad, too. Because of the people who come in there, the place is ALWAYS dirty. And having worked there, I learned that everyone there works hard to the bone to try to keep the place clean and tidy. But after just ONE movie showing (especially if it's a kid's movie) the theater looks like Ground Zero. There's twice as much trash on the floors than in the bins. The floors are always sticky, no matter how many times the crew cleans them. Everything from soda to popcorn can be walked upon in the theater rooms. It's filthy. The worst part is the movie showings. They NEVER have anything good playing. I'm not asking for atrthouse drama, but they'll often have multiple screen showings of a bad movie (like 3 screens for ""Beverly Hills Chihuahua"") and none for ""smart"" movies (like ""Religuous"" or ""Sicko"").

I think I can say that this is easily one of THE worst movie theaters in the city and you should avoid it, altogether, even if the ONLY other theater in all of West Philadelphia is the 40th street Bridge Cinema De Lux, which charges roughly $15 a ticket. I say, avoid both 69th Street AND the super expensive Bridge, though, and just wait for the movie to come out on DVD. This theater makes me avoid going out to the movies.