Regal Movieland 7
I've seen stories where there's a big hurricane headed toward a southern town and the local hardware store is charging $25 for flashlight batteries or $100 for plywood to board up windows. That's kind of what it's like ordering dinner at a movie theater. I've been trying to get over to the Willamette Noodle Company, one of my favorite spots in town, but my late start steered me into this dining disaster. Movieland is located downtown at the corner of Marion Street and High. With 30 minutes before the start of the movie, about the only things on the menu were $4 hot dogs and $6 nachos. Yes that's correct $6 for tortilla chips and melted cheese.
After one bite of a hot dog, my son said "I don't like this" and he didn't eat much of the nachos. Quite frankly, I didn't like the hot dog either. I've eaten fresher ones at a gas station. And when I ordered water to drink, they handed me cups just larger than a thimble and said for refills I could use the drinking fountain. After leaving the movie I walked around the front of the theater and noticed there wasn't any restaurants nearby. It's a shame because dinner and a movie go well together in a downtown enviorment when parking is limited. One other thing I noticed, the theater was almost empty and there wasn't lines for the other movies.