10733 Westview Parkway, Mira Mesa
The past three films I’ve seen at Edwards Mira Mesa have all been presented in the miracle of Letterbox!
Instead of snugly cinched borders, the picture played center-screen with enough black at the head and bottom of the frame to accommodate two other features.
It’s bad enough that multiplex shoeboxes have all but done away with side-to-side masking. (Remember when curtains would slowly part to reveal an expansive CinemaScope screen?) Now it seems as if the candy-counter attendants/projectionists are either uninformed or too lazy to press the two or three buttons needed to properly lower the image and drop the top-masking before the light hits the screen.
Why didn’t I go out and complain? Because it’s not my job to miss five minutes of a movie telling others how to do their job! There were ushers making theater checks in all three cases. Could someone in management please tell them to look up at the screen every now and again?