Going to see a movie is a favorite pastime for many. There's nothing quite like watching a story unfold in front of you while you take a moment to relax after a long day. If you’re looking to take your movie-going experience up a notch, check out these four Des Moines theaters:
For a game-changing movie experience, look no further than Flix Brewhouse, America's only first-run Cinema Brewery. You’ll enjoy the best blockbuster movies, amazing on-site brewed beer, and delectable handmade food. They brew nine of their own beers, offer 38 other draft beers for guests to enjoy, and have an extensive wine selection along with a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. To order food or beverages during the movie, simply press the button on your seat and wait for the server to arrive.
According to The Des Moines Register, Fleur Cinema & Cafe is Des Moines' best movie theater. The Fleur Cinema was established in 2001 and has quickly become Des Moines' premier venue for new releases in indie, foreign and quality Hollywood cinema. This independent movie theater resurrects classics typically chosen by viewers' votes, and proudly hosts Iowa-based film festivals and screens local films. Along with featuring classic films, the Fleur Cafe offers a full coffee bar, draft beer, wine, Italian sodas, gourmet popcorn, cakes, muffins and cheesecakes.
The Blank IMAX Dome Theater is Central Iowa's only IMAX dome theater. Their six-story dome-shaped screen wraps you in larger than life images and the exceptional sound system allows you to hear everything from a tiny drop of water to a huge clap of thunder with crystal clarity. This unique theater seats 216 people and offers one of the most immersive movie experiences you’ll find!
The Varsity Theater, a long-running budget cinema featuring independent films, opened its doors for business on Christmas Day in 1938, and still offers the same charm and classic movie-going experience. Across the street from Drake University, the Varsity Theater is a true gem, with its inexpensive admission and concessions, friendly staff, and unique but entertaining movies.
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