Chandler Cinemas - CLOSED
Chandler, AZ 85225
- Sun 12pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 2pm-10:30pm, Fri 12pm-1am, Sat 12pm-2am
We were chatting up the Valley's Midnite Movie Mamacita a couple of years ago, back when she was still throwing occasional slasher slumber parties at the old Paper Heart, and she told us about her dream of dreams: She wanted a place of her own, somewhere she could slather the walls in aesthetic blood and semen. "Ultimately, I want to be a small-business owner," said the Mamacita,... More >>
We were chatting up the Valley's Midnite Movie Mamacita a couple of years ago, back when she was still throwing occasional slasher slumber parties at the old Paper Heart, and she told us about her dream of dreams: She wanted a place of her own, somewhere she could slather the walls in aesthetic blood and semen. "Ultimately, I want to be a small-business owner," said the Mamacita, a New Zealand native whose real name is Andrea Beesley-Brown. "I really want to have my own place where I can show crazy movies and people can come and drink and eat and just laugh at and appreciate these crazy old films." Wish granted. While she doesn't hold the lease at this mid-'80s-vintage second-run cinema in suburbia that's the domain of her business partner, Matthew "Matteo" Yenkala the Mamacita's been handed the license to do something that, for her, is even better than printing money: filling movie screens with her beloved alternative repertory of B flicks, indies, slashers, camps, and left-field classics. She and Yenkala also provide a home base for the Valley's Rocky Horror Picture Show crowd and frequently book guest appearances by cult filmmakers. All well and good, but this is Chandler. Isn't there a conflict with offering Roger Corman fare and naughty-schoolgirl contests in the proud home of the soccer mom? No, say Beesley-Brown and Yenkala, who insist that their cinema's dual mission of programming family-friendly fare as a second-run dollar theater and alt programming at night and on weekends has worked like a charm. They add that they'd love to have a rep house in downtown Tempe or Phoenix, and that's one possible future if their Chandler experiment continues to bear fruit. In the meantime, see that familiar-looking décor in the lobby? The Mamacita snagged it from ding! the final liquidation sale at the late, great Paper Heart.
Tips from foursquare
This Target smells like PISS!
This Target is closing permanently on February 1, 2014 at 10pm. Pharmacy already closed.
Too slow. There were two employees at the registers and about five employees just standing around doing nothing. The only plus side is that it's got the old school design, color-coded aisles and such.
the slowest and quietest target ever. perf!
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