615 Channelside Drive, Suite 123, Tampa, FL 33602
Categories: Movie theater
More in this neighborhood: Channelside
Channelside closed without notice on Sept. 25, 2012.
Screens: 10, all digital. Three 3D digital screens, including one 70-foot screen (formerly the IMAX).
You won't find much better in terms of picture quality and sound. Channelside is completely digital and no longer uses traditional film that can break mid-movie or sound scratchy. The complex also has Dolce Vita, a dinner and movie lounge available for private parties. The lounge has booths, couches and cocktail tables for watching the 35-foot screen, plus an adjacent patio with an outdoor screen.
Parking can be a pain. The theater offers 50-cent parking in the garage for up to four hours but you have to get the coin chip validated at the theater. Otherwise, the garage costs $1 for every half-hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Theaters are wheelchair accessible. There are facilities for birthday parties, private and corporate events.