In many respects, the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 is a typical multiplex, albeit an upgraded one. While seats in most of the theaters at this complex are large and recline into the equivalent of a fainting couch, the Dolby Cinema setup is even more posh. The chairs are cushiony creations covered with simulated black leather so luxurious that after sinking into one, you may never want to stand up again. And the acoustics are spectacular, as long as you stick to the center of the room. (Warning: Don't sit in the back row.) True, the ticket price for the average Dolby Cinema screening is close to $20, but the AMC Stubs program, a rival to the tail-spinning MoviePass app that allows buyers to attend three movies per week for a $19.99 monthly fee, also grants access to the theater's premium presentations, including Dolby Cinema. It's a cost-effective way to experience how the other half watches movies.
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