In 2012, we ranked the Palladio 16 the best movie theater in the Sacramento area. Since then other area theaters have improved seating and sound. Despite all the improvements the Palladio’s continue’s to be the best theater in the area. However, that could change. Two theaters recently opened in the area, with two others scheduled to open this spring.
Movie goers will have soon have more options in the Sacramento Area. Cinemark the parent company of the Century Theaters recently opened a new 16 screen theater in the Howe About Arden Shopping Center. Century will open a 10 screen in Downtown Commons near Golden One Center this Spring.
The last theater building boom took place in the late nineties. In 2011, Cinema West a Petaluma based theater chain opened the Palladio 16 Theaters in Folsom. It was the first theater in the region that offered recliners, the first theater to offer Motion Seats. It currently has the worlds largest solar system. Palladio has four theaters( at 52 feet high and three stories tall) are the largest screens in any Multiplex in area. The theater uses real butter and with the $10.50 evening admission we ranked the Palladio the best theater in the Sacramento.
Cinema West is expanding in Sacramento Area. They are currently building 12 screen theater in the Country Club Center on Watt and a multiplex theater in Downtown Woodland.
The moving going landscape is rapidly changing, for the first time there are movie theaters designed for adults. In 2015, the Dallas based Studio Movie Grill opened their first theater in Rocklin. At the Studio Movie Grill, patrons can have an adult drink or meal before the movie or during the movie with a push of button.
Rocklin’s Studio Movie Grill
Around the corner from the Palladio is the Palladio Lux Theaters, like the Studio Movie Theater food and adult beverages are available and unlike the Palladio, no one under 21 is permitted after 5pm. The new Century’s will sell beer and wine.
Early reviews at the Arden Century has been mixed, there have been complaints about the sound quality and long waits on the weekends.
Some patrons , familiar with Palladio have complained about the smaller auditoriums in the Lux and the prices are five dollars more .
WE need your input. What do you think of the new theaters?