Silver Screen now offers “cinetainment”

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Michelle Cornelson

Published: Monday, August 25, 2008

Silver Screen is doing something new for the locals to enjoy. It is offering “cinetainment.”

“[Silver Screen] is a cinema that has all forms of entertainment,” said Ron Estrada, Silver Screen owner, when explaining “cinetainment.”

Of Silver Screen’s four screens, three are newly-installed LCD screens featuring S-XGA resolution, and one will be used as a “cinetainment” screen.

As a part of “cinetainment,” Silver Screen offers screening parties now that range from video game and karaoke parties to private shows and even weddings. Parties can also be held during FCC football which Silver Screen will be showing starting Aug. 30.

Virtually anything can be put on the big screen at Silver Screen, such as DVDs and Power Point. Satellite has also been used to get pictures to the big screen.

“The Silver Screen is cutting edge,” Estrada said. “We are very well poised, and can use our screens for multi-use.”

Silver Screen offers special events every day of the week. On Sunday night, jazz will be played live. Monday night football or pay-per-view sports events can be seen on the big screen. Tuesday night is talent search night, and movie tickets are just $2. A song writing contest is on Wednesday night. On Thursday night there is “Battle of the Bands,” which will be going on for 10 weeks. Karaoke is Friday night — people are recorded while they sing, then put on the big screen for everyone else to see. Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. is Club Silver Bullet where you can dance to music from the 80’s and 90’s. Admission is $5 per person.

This theater is taking it to new levels by serving food that no other theater in town serves. It is the only theater in town to sell alcoholic beverages and espresso. Its menu consists of burgers, chicken, pizza, shrimp, clams and wings on Tuesdays for 25 cents.

Silver Screen is one of the best places in town to get away from the hectic college life, and save money on movies. Tickets are $2 on Tuesdays, $4 for matinee and $6 after 6 p.m.; but tickets are always $4 for any students, military and senior citizens with proper identification.

Brian Estrada, a manager at Silver Screen, said that if all of that doesn’t sound good enough, remember “we have move-able chairs.”

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