I used to be one of those snot-nosed Seattleites who turned his nose up at suburban multiplexes, preferring the sore-assed "authenticity" of the Guild 45ths

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Best Multiplex

Alderwood 16

I used to be one of those snot-nosed Seattleites who turned his nose up at suburban multiplexes, preferring the sore-assed "authenticity" of the Guild 45ths of the world instead. Then I caught a matinee at Alderwood 16 in Lynnwood on the way back from a sexy, sexy weekend in La Conner. I left Theater 11—or was it 13?—a changed man. The self-serve popcorn butter ensured that I could drown every last kernel in grease (hint for the true cinematic glutton: Fill a little water cup with butter after the inaugural slather so you don't have to leave your seat midfilm to re-layer), the screen was gigantic and vivid, the sound was stereolicious, and my enormous seat was La-Z-Boy cozy. The only thing missing in the way of creature comfort was a personal fluffer, although I heard that 24-screener under construction on the outskirts of Kent is hip to that amenity.—Mike Seely

 
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