Movie Fun with the Independence Day Sequel
My husband and I often enjoyed going to the movie theaters, in Roseville CA as well as the surrounding Sacramento area, for a special “date night.” We were especially fond of various science fiction adventure movies – especially the Star Trek and Star Wars adventures. We also enjoyed taking our kids to various family-friendly movies including Disney flicks and others.
Nowadays, I don’t go as often. When I do, it’s often with the kids and grandkids and even more Disney fun (I LOVED Toy Story 1 & 2). Or a special date with good friends. Like this weekend, when three of us enjoyed the movie sequel Independence Day, The Resurgence at Blue Oaks Century Theaters and XD in Rocklin, CA.
It was the first time I’ve been to that theater. I was intrigued by the name. “What in the world did XD mean,” I wondered! Turns out it’s similar to the very familiar term IMAX. According to Quora.com, “XD is Cinemark’s designation for an internal proprietary large format projection and sound system that is meant to compete with IMAX. Cinemark was in a lawsuit with IMAX over contractual obligations and came up with their own version of a large format digital screen.”
Cinemark explains it as, “Cinemark has completely remodeled and transformed one auditorium at each Cinemark XD theatre location into a state-of-the-art cinema experience. The Cinemark XD entertainment environment features an oversize, wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screen, brand new plush seating, a custom JBL sound system featuring crisp, clear digital sound, and the brightest digital images delivered by a Doremi server and a Barco digital projector. The Cinemark XD auditoriums are able to exhibit the newest movies every week, including 2D and RealD 3D and can show any digital movie on the XD screen (2D, RealD 3D, concerts, live sporting events and more!). ”
That was the kind of thing my sweet hubby LOVED. Me, not as much. I do enjoy movies but they are already a bit loud. And while my grandkids LOVE 3D, the glasses for it don’t work well with my own glasses, so I am NOT a fan. Thus I was VERY HAPPY to go to the movies and enjoy our movie in a REGULAR version. 🙂
And enjoy it we did! I really enjoyed the original Independence Day and that’s still my favorite of the two. In part because I knew and enjoyed several of the key actors. However, we all thought this that this Independence Day sequel was a very enjoyable movie. I, for one, was never bored. And trust me, I can get bored at movies easily! Which then makes me wish I was home where I could read or work on my phone or computer during the boring parts. I was a tiny bit worried as I had read reviews saying it was boring and/or unrealistic and/or awful. But we all enjoyed it very much and it held our interest the whole time. I’m not saying it was necessarily the most realistic of movies, but it is science FICTION! And speaking of science fiction, now I’m doubly looking forward to the new Star Trek movie. It sounds like it might be out later this month! WOOOO HOOOO! My all time fave of all sci-fi shows. 🙂
Are you thinking of going to the movies and wondering where movie theaters in Roseville, Rocklin and the surrounding Sacramento area might be? Here’s a handy list for you.
Roseville Movie Theaters
- Century Theater Roseville, CA, 1555 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661, 800-326-3264
- United Artists Olympus Pointe Roseville, 520 N Sunrise Ave, Roseville, CA 95661, 844-462-7342
Rocklin Movie Theaters
- Blue Oaks Century Theater and XD, 6692 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, 916-772-1210
- Studio Movie Grill Theater in Rocklin, 5140 Commons Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677, 916-238-9000
Movie Theaters in Sacramento and Folsom
- United Artists Sunrise Mall 4, Sunrise Mall, 5926 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, 844-462-7342
- Cinemark Theater, 6233 Garfield Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841, 916-332-2622
- Century Folsom 14 Theatre, 261 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630, 916-353-5247
Really, this should be called drive-in movie theater – singular. There is only one place to go for drive-in movies in Sacramento or Placer County that I know of (if I’m wrong, do let me know and I’ll add it 🙂 ):
West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In, 9616 Oates Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827, 916-363-6572
Extra Movie Theater Notes
- Since I am not a frequent movie visitor, I asked my kids who do go pretty often how the other theaters in Roseville are faring as far as upkeep. They said both United Artists Roseville and Century Roseville are doing well and are still quite nice to go to. They added that really, all the theaters in the Sacramento area are quite nice to visit. 🙂
- Studio Movie Grill Theaters – I haven’t been to this one. But I have gone to dinner theaters with grandkids in other states and we all quite enjoyed it. It’s fun to be able to eat and watch the movie and at the ones we visited, they did a great job. And that’s not easy when a lot of the work is done in the dark!
- United Artists Sunrise Mall – This is a discount movie theater where the seats are all $4 (at this moment in time). The movies have been out for awhile and are, or soon will be, released to DVD or blue-ray. It’s nice when you missed the movie in the regular theaters but still want the movie experience. We’ve done that a couple of times when we had out-of-town seniors visit who never got to go to the movies and really wanted to see something that had been out for awhile. It made a nice treat all around
- Want to get in quicker? Look around to see if there is a self-serve option. We went right up to pay at the self-serve option at Blue Oaks Century Theater and XD, then went right in. As we did, we walked by 4-5 people standing in the traditional line. My friends commented that happens frequently! Take advantage of that while it lasts.
With so many movie theaters in Roseville Rocklin Sacramento and Folsom, there are definitely plenty of options when you’re ready to go to the movies. Enjoy! 🙂