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Phoenix Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Phoenix, Arizona, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to a local theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings? With over 40 movie theatres within the Phoenix area, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start!

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Phoenix to help you make the most of your Valley of the Sun movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Phoenix movie theater guide!

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Phoenix Movie Theaters: AMC Centerpoint 11

The AMC Centerpoint 11 serves up a variety of amenities to its theater-goers. This AMC’s auditoriums are fitted with leather signature recliners. The AMC Centerpoint shows select films in RealD 3D, giving movie-goers an immersive experience.

The AMC Centerpoint 11 serves a variety of food options that can be ordered ahead using the AMC Theatres app. They have an enhanced menu with mac and cheese bites and stone-fired flatbread pizzas. Guests can choose a drink from the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, or order an alcoholic beverage from MacGuffins Bar. This AMC location has competitive prices, with tickets starting as low as $4.99 before 4 pm and $6.99 after 4 pm!

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Reviewers loved the comfortable reclining seats and reasonable prices. One reviewer on Google wrote, “We had a great experience!! Service was good, snacks were great and everything was clean!”

AMC Centerpoint 11

730 S Mill Ave

Tempe, AZ 85281

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View AMC Centerpoint 11 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Phoenix Movie Theaters: FilmBar

Phoenix’s FilmBar shows local, independent, foreign, and fan-favorite films and is dedicated to “making film-going a communal, tangible experience.” It’s a lounge and art house cinema that offers a unique movie-going experience to its guests!

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In a video describing FilmBar’s vision, owner Kelly Aubey said, “We encourage people obviously to come far before the movie starts and they can stick around as long as they want to afterward to discuss what they’ve and just make some friends…”

The venue has a bar where guests can order movie snacks and drinks. Guests can enjoy their film from the plush seats or at a table in the back of the auditorium.

One reviewer on Google wrote, “This is a fun quirky warehouse turned into a movie theater. They do serve beer and wine, and popcorn of course. The movies will be a bit off beat, but always tasteful. It’s worth trying, especially if you’re wanting something unique.

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815 N 2nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004

View FilmBar movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Phoenix Movie Theaters: Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101 14

The Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101 14 shows the latest Hollywood releases in both 2D and 3D for select films. It’s fitted with stadium seating with reclining loungers, ensuring that everyone has a comfortable viewing experience!

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The Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101 14 has self-serve ticketing kiosks so movie-goers don’t have to wait in line at the box office. Guests can also purchase tickets online as well as reserve their seats so you don’t have to stress about arriving early to get a good spot!

This Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101 14 location is home to a Ciné Capri auditorium, which shows movies on a huge screen and has 600 rocker seats. This auditorium features Dolby Atmos sound which “is a revolutionary new audio platform that immerses the moviegoer into each scene with a 3D like experience for the ears.” There are speakers both above and below viewers, controlling how the audience hears the sounds of their film.

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