Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Warren Theatre

Greg and I were fortunate enough to be able to go to Oklahoma for a few days during the holiday weekend. And the best highlight of the trip for me was the chance to visit the new Warren Theatre in Moore. To sum it up, Greg and I were actually living in Moore when the city announced they were going to be building what was to be "Oklahoma's Largest Theatre". At the time I was still working for Pinnacle as a new home consultant, and part of my sales pitch when it came to the location of the communities in S. OKC was that they were going to be so close to this new theatre. Then, for the next three years, I watched as this grand structure was being built. Of course during those three years we moved to Harrah, and from there we began our stint "on the road". Last March Greg and I were in Oklahoma for almost a month while we waited for his next job assignment. And of course, all I heard about was the grand opening of the Warren Theatre that was going to take place the first week of April. As luck would have it, we left for Colorado the week before the theatre opened its doors to the public.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Warren Theatre, let me give you some background information. It is the largest theatre in Oklahoma. It costs millions of dollars to build. (I read the actual amount in an article, but I can't remember if it was three million or thirty million.) The floors are made of marble and the counter tops are made of granite. They use REAL BUTTER on the popcorn! Two of the theatres have balconies and if you are lucky enough to snag tickets to the balcony, you have waiters that will come to your chair (which is made out of the backseat of a Ford Mustang and they actually heat) and serve alcoholic beverages from the full service bar, or bring food to you. If you aren't lucky enough to score balcony seats, people twenty-one and up can still go up to the lounge and order adult beverages and food. The other theatres have pretty cozy seats as well. They are made of temperpedic foam and after awhile you just sink into them. Every theatre has a curtain that raises before the trailers. And each theatre has a glow in the dark clock so you don't have to resort to looking at a cell phone if you need to know what time it is. There is an open waiting room in front of the restrooms with a cozy fire place. Basically, to sum it all up, it's just pretty dang cool!

Greg and I spent four days in Oklahoma and went to the Warren Theatre twice. And it was well worth the wait!!! The popcorn with the real butter was as wonderful as I anticipated! The seats were so comfy I didn't mind sitting still for a couple of hours! I honestly cannot wait to go back. If anyone reading has not gone to the Warren Theatre, I would highly recommend you to not waste another minute and GO!

www.warrentheatres.com

5 comments:

Jessica Talbott said...

I love that theatre. It sure knocks the socks off of Harkins. I am happy you enjoyed your trip, wish we could have seen you!

Sheila said...

You forgot about the cry rooms!! I just might get to take in a show before the kids are teens thatnk to you telling me about them!

Felicia said...

I knew I was forgetting something!!!

Brad said...

It was a very nice theater. I was dissapointed we couldn't go to the balcony bc Steve's girlfriend (now wife) wasn't 21 yet. I can't wait to go back!

Felicia said...

Well Brad, I would reccommend you go on a week night. We couldn't get balcony seats, plus the movies they were playing in the balcony movies we didn't really care about anyway, so it was fine. I would like to check them out first hand, though!