Last night we thought we'd take the kids to see Fantastic Four (not recommended, suggested title change: "Fantastic Man and the Invisible Personality") and headed over to Federal Way to a theater that seemed to be showing older movies. We suspected it might be a discount theater, but didn't realize just how cheap.
The Gateway Cinema in Federal Way, as it turns out, shows $2 movies all the time, and $1 on Tuesdays! There's absolutely nothing wrong with this theater, aside from the brand new one that opened down the street at the Commons recently, and a somewhat hidden location behind a giant Courtyard hotel. It's pretty modern, and has 8 big screens and cozy reclining seats with cup holders. It's even an easy walk from the Federal Way transit center if you need to bus it from Tacoma.
Concessions aren't discounted, so plan to spend a little bit of money or just skip that part.
Gateway Movies 8
2501 S. Gateway Center
Federal Way, WA 98003