Rating: 2

traveler12 South Wind 12 Regal Theaters

They have the MOST uncomfortable seats EVER. The auditoriums are dirty and cramped, and usually the movies are out of focus. I brought some friends of mine (from out-of-town) here for a movie, and I was apologizing the whole time for how bad the seats are. The ticket prices are also really high for a small college town with lots of students.

What Lawrence needs is a really nice, modern movie theatre like the Warren Theatre in Wichita. Comfortable seats, bigger screens. I would be willing to pay MORE for tickets if it was a better moviegoing experience.

Rating: 2

traveler12 Paradise Saloon

They have a handful of dancers (some are stick thin and others are on the heavy side). When you order a beer, they bring it to you in a can (!); apparently they don't have any beer on tap. This is a smoking establishment (leave it to Kansas to ban smoking statewide and still carve out an exception for places like this) so be prepared to shower when you get home if you're a nonsmoker. The "stage" is very small, with (I believe) one pole. On the night I visited, there was hardly anything going on. I counted 2 or 3 dancers, and one waitress who was more dressed up than me. There was no "show" or anything going on. Just one dancer talking to a customer at the bar, and another dancer standing on the stage but not doing anything. The whole place has a dilapidated, rinky-dink feel to it. Now, I know this is Lawrence. I'm not expecting Vegas-style entertainment or whatever. But what encountered here was pretty bad considering the milieu. I probably won't go back for a while.