S 40th St and Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910439.954117 -75.202581
Neighborhoods: West Philadelphia, Spruce Hill
Better than any other theatre in Philly – This place is not as nice as it was when it first opened and they could offer more food like the theatre in Cherry Hill, NJ. Overall nice service and pretty clean.
Huge screens, reserved seats and a luxurious setting--the future of moviegoing is here. – In Short
The Bridge is the brainchild of CineBridge Ventures, a company that aims to revolutionize the cinema experience. Starting with a super-cool design scheme that borrows from futuristic '60s-mod and hotel-lobby chic, this luxurious multiplex adds upscale dining and splashy cocktails into the moviegoing mix. Inside are six enormous screens, complete with stadium seats and moveable armrests so you can snuggle with your honey.
slowly declining – when it first opened, the theater was clean, friendly and fun to go to. after 2ish years, the stickyness is starting to show, the atmosphere isn't as clean or friendly and the magic seems to be gone. the concession staff is slooooooooooooow. and while reserved seating is great for sold out movies, it's irrelevant for nearly empty shows--but they still enforce it. better than other major movie theaters, but nto as great as it used to be.
Better but with problems – Overall this is definitely a superior, more comfortable choice than the disgustingly rundown, nearby Cinemagic. And the clean working bathrooms are also a plus. But I really, desperately hate the reserved seating on Fridays & Saturdays. It makes it very difficult to plan on going out to the movies with friends unless one person is willing to buy a group of tickets all at once. And I can't quite figure out what market they're targeting with the mixed-bag selection of films they show, a combination of more artsy/high-brow stuff and cheap action/horror.
So while this is definitely a cut above the standard movie experience in Philadelphia, there are still things I'd like to see changed or improved.
Not bad, but... – Overall a good choice, but the audience is just as rude as most movie-going audiences in this city. There are almost always people who behave as if they're in their own living rooms, commenting on the movie, answering their cell phones, having conversations with their friends, etc.
they got expensive – now theres no student discounts from Fri - Sunday - so its expensive!!! and the assigned seatings suck!! the weekend theres assigned seating so try to get there early - FREE parking is available so its great!
Reserved Seating Lies – My past two visits have been less than satisfactory. The Bridge does not live up to its promises. On my last I was treated poorly from the service stand as they were chatting together & ignoring customers .
Nowhere on the website does it say that the "Reserved Seating" policy is no longer honored? I chose the Bridge because of their claim to have reserved seating. When I arrived to the theater there were people in my seats and the usher told me they no longer have reserved seating. Well what is the point of reserved seating if it is not honored?
People answered their cell phones, talked, and were able to do whatever they wanted with no enforcement of the rules. I hope they will address this situation. Until then you might as well go to The Riverview, you can be treated the same way there for less money.
Way too expensive! – Nothing about this theater warrants the exorbitant ticket prices. While attractive in a self-consciously chic way, this theater charges more than $9 for a ticket, plus the $1 charge to book on-line. Having bathroom attendants and roses in the ladies room does not justify ripping off the patrons.
de Lux – The Bridge, is a really nice Theater, i had so much fun.
A Piece of China in the Bull Ring – The Bridge is certainly a unique and perhaps luxurious cinema experience. However, the tickets at $9.00 top the price range for movies in the Philly area, and one must wonder the real value you are getting in return.
Reserved seating for movies may be common in Europe, but when the ticket clerk forces you to forego the usual one seat barrier between you and the couple next to you, I have to question its purpose.
Also, I wonder why I should feel the need to tip a bathroom attendant as if I were going to the opera and not the movies.
Considering how involved the University of Pennsylvania was in opening the theater, I have to beleive that lower prices and less pomposity would have created a better value.
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