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Well, Del Mar, anyway.

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A word about those social spaces - they really are equipped with a delightful variety of chairs. Here are just a few:

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This one is tucked in next to the touch-screen ticket kiosks, which may also be used to view movie previews. (To electronically choose and reserve your seat, however, you will need to visit the concierge desk just to the right of the touchscreens.)

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Um, moving right along...here we have a couple of goofballs canoodling on the minimalist loveseat tucked at one end of the upstairs balcony section of the lobby - you know, the end opposite the white leather chaise.

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In between, there are the Lucite seats. Very cool and surprisingly comfortable, but The Wife counsels: "Ladies, if you're meeting someone, watch out for these, as the angle from behind may not be so flattering. You can see everything through them, pressed down and expanded. Something to consider."

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Ah, now we're getting somewhere - the bench in the hall outside the theaters, which is where the seats that really count are waiting...

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Very nice. Oh, and they recline!

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The tray tables extend out over your lap for maximum convenience. That's the server call button there on the arm of the chair.

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Doesn't Jason Bateman look thirsty?

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As for the film - the digital picture was razor sharp. The sound proved a little rattley in places - not that the sound system couldn't handle the output, but the theater itself vibrated a bit. It seemed to get better as the film went on, so maybe they made some adjustments. Two of the eight theaters are equipped with 35mm projectors as well as digital, so who knows but Mr. Marks may pay them a visit one day. Prices will range from $13.50-$19.50 depending on age and showtime.

To be continued...

[FULL DISCLOSURE: Cinepolis served free drinks to media at this event. Free finger food, too. And they gave me a pass for a free ticket in the future. I decided to cover the event before I knew I'd be getting any of that stuff, because I thought it was newsworthy for the San Diego moviegoing public. But once there, I did partake, and I thought y'all should know about it.]

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