The line to get in was short, but it still took us 20 minutes (in the rain) because there was just one teller in the booth ... and she was selling an annual pass for the Science Center to the couple at the front of the line.
The fact that she was providing excellent customer service to her patrons -- explaining all the benefits of the annual pass, describing each IMAX show that was coming up, and explaining the entire layout of the PAC Science Center, just meant that those of us standing in the line waiting in the rain were getting more and more annoyed and soaked anxious for the film. My only request would be to have more than one person in the booth when a blockbuster film is playing here! :)
We headed in and grabbed our go-to IMAX snack, DIBS. Holy ice-cream goodness. And for only $3, it's a perfect IMAX snack. (We of course finished them while in line for the film... don't judge.) Upon entering the theater, we donned our 3D glasses, sat back and relaxed, ready for an enjoyable film experience! The IMAX is literally the coolest theater you'll ever see a movie at, especially a 3D film. The screen is ginormous, every sound, big or small, that derives from the film surrounds you, so you literally feel as though you are part of the action. And feeling as though you are part of the action in a film as whimsical and magical as Alice in Wonderland, well, let's just say i had goose-bumps throughout the 108 minutes of this film. Brett wasn't as big of a fan, as he was expecting it to be more similar to his beloved childhood tale, when actually, it's a sequal to the Disney cartoon... Alice is RETURNING to Wonderland as an adult... and thinks her previous journey there was just a dream.
I for one enjoyed the film immeasurably. I loved that it celebrated oddity (of course i did!) and applauds non-conformity. The colors of the characters were as whimsical as the story, and of course, Johnny Depp blew my expectations out of the water with his portrayal of the Mad Hatter. There is no better way to see a film as "big" as Alice and Wonderland than at the IMAX, and even though Brett wasn't as overwhelmed by the film as i was, we both had an amazing time, as we always do here. Highly recommend Genki and IMAX as an ideal quick and easy Seattle Date Night!
**BIG Thank You to Philip Cosand for being an excellent host! Your intro to the film was the best we've seen yet! **
Genki Sushi www.genkisushiusa.com 511 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 453-3881
Romance: 2 -- not really 'romantic', but certainly funky, modern, cheap, and fun!
Cool Ambiance/Interior: Scale from 4: very cool interior!
All Around Service: 4: always quick and simple!
Cost: $ = entrees from $0 - $7
Would we recommend it? 5: Yes! And can we come with you?