Not Just Your Average Picture Show

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), July 26, 1998 | Go to article overview

Not Just Your Average Picture Show


Byline: John Corcoran

Unlike any other medium, movies have - for nearly a century - efficiently encapsulated the essential ubiquity of our universe; timeless on-screen motifs of love, revenge and betrayal will forever strike a common and powerful chord in the hearts of all people.

At its best, a film, regardless of the genre, has the strength to sweep us to another time and place, far separated from the monotony of everyday life.

As the mutual meeting place for teens for such delectable diversions, the theater, as much as the movie itself, plays an integral role in superlative cinema; even a meritorious movie can be marred by a miserable seat or a sticky floor.

One local theater that provides not only cleanliness, but also a unique mix of films that appeal to teens is Marcus Cinema, which opened its doors at Gurnee Mills in December 1993.

This massive multiplex - numbering 20 screens strong - offers area film buffs the opportunity to sample segments of motion picture history. From its innovative festivals to its uncharacteristic commitment to the arts, Marcus Cinema is distinct.

"We are always looking for movies that everyone can enjoy," said Assistant Manager Jay Minsloff. "If that means digging for classics, so be it."

Though catering to customers of every age, anyone familiar with Marcus Cinema's location has seen and heard its pervasive teenage presence; from the lobby benches to the often raucous late-night crowds, adolescent angst is abundantly apparent. But, like their movie-going elders, teens, too, appreciate their theater.

"Without a doubt, it's the best theater I've been to," said Rico McCoy, 16, of Zion. "It has outstanding facilities and special screenings you aren't going to find anywhere else in this area.

"I'm a big fan of the new James Bond movies, so I jumped at the chance to see the Bond festival when they ran it last month. All the movies were great, but 'Goldfinger' was unbelievable. …

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