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The Aut-O-Rama Twin is open for another season. I just went with my daughter this weekend and we had a great time. We’ll definitely be going back again.
The poles are still up to guide you where to park on the gravel lot, but most are missing their speakers. Some rusty remnants are there, but they don’t work, the theater apparently having switched entirely to FM sound several years ago. The snack bar is very good, with better prices than you’d expect from a theater. (a small popcorn and a box of Nerds cost only $3.50) Also, an unexpected bonus, they have a rack of flavored popcorn seasonings you can shake on for free. The video game area was anemic and disappointing, but could be easily improved by a pinball machine and some classic games such as Pac Man, Asteroids, Galaga, Centipede, etc. Before the feature they ran a rather gloomy PSA (?) commercial (?) that showed a bunch of dark, crumbling ozoners and stated that almost all the money from ticket sales goes to the film companies for film rental, so almost all of the theater’s profit comes from the snack bar. Of course, this is true in most theaters, but I never saw a theater be so blatant with “Ok, if you don’t want us to go out of business, go get some popcorn. NOW! Why are you still in your car?” But, as I said the snack bar is well stocked with loads of different things, much more than your local 20-plex, and at better prices, so I don’t mind. Ok, you can bring in your own food but you have to get a “food pass” (kind of like an admission ticket for your food) :–) for $5 at the box office.