The lobby to this cinema in the Fresh Pond Mall in North Cambridge is deceiving. Unlike the auditoriums of this locally-owned mini-chain, it is a bit grim and a little tatty, and with popcorn often strewn about. But inside the overhauled modernized screening rooms are giant comfy recliner seats with lots of legroom. Another plus for this cinema is plentiful free parking right in front. As Fresh Pond Apple screens new releases and first-run films, with a keen tilt to the blockbusters, it is incredibly busy on weekends, and often overrun with kids. However, later evening screenings mean you often have the place to yourself.
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