By: Chris Young
I got a chance to check out the new MJR at Universal mall (MJR Universal Cinema 16) and I am impressed with my first visit. They've taken what used to be a fairly dirty - and much, much too sticky - theater and transformed it into what looks like your standard MJR. That isn't a bad thing.
The theater is now fully-equipped with leather recliners, even sporting a Studio Bar near the rest of the concessions. It's a great addition to the mall, which gets a decent but not overwhelming amount of traffic. I saw a $6 Sunday matinee of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 and didn't have to drive more than 10 minutes from my house. Outstanding.
As great as the theater is, and as often as I predict I'll go, I don't think I'll ever get down with that clapping. You guys are nuts. If you've never been to an MJR, this one is definitely worth a visit. Just be ready for that silly MJR theme song and the loyal patrons who will clap to it like it's "Hot Stuff" in the 70's.