2600 Cantrell Road
AR72202 Riverdale 501-296-9955
Situated on Cantrell Road between the Heights and downtown, with reasonable deals at the concession stand, relatively low ticket prices, and screenings often sparsely attended except for blockbusters on opening weekend, Riverdale is kind of the perfect date night theater for all but those looking to impress their squeeze by throwing around money. To boot, it's one of the last independent theaters in town, so you know your hard-earned dough is staying in Little Rock. In addition to first-run Hollywood releases, the theater also hosts special events. General admission ranges from $6 to $7.50. $6 daily matinees.
Market Street Cinema owner Matt Smith told the Times today that they will be closing their current location and reopening at Riverdale 10, the 10-screen, 35,000 square ft. theater on Cantrell Road that closed in December. "The big change that the customers will see is we’re going to be installing new Barco digital projectors and Dolby digital sound," he said over the phone this morning (before, both theaters used 35mm film and analog sound).
With the sweat-hammer of summer falling on our brows with exceptional fury (did it really get up to 114 in Little Rock this week?) this is the season when all warm-blooded mammals begin to seek out the cool and the dark.