This is installment No. 5 in our biweekly look at the movie theaters of Ventura County. This week we went to Oxnard to visit The Mann Theatres at 271 Esplanade Drive.
Food: If only the hot dog had been as plain as the bun. The bun was soft, fresh and bland, but the dog tasted like a salt stick. The mustard came in small packages, the kind that are difficult to open and use while sitting in the dark in a movie theater.
One thing about the popcorn confused us: The liquid topping was billed as having "delicious golden flavoring." Not chartreuse flavoring, but golden. Whatever it was, it settled at about midpoint in our popcorn box, so the top half was quite enjoyable.
Restroom: Who was the color consultant? A little bit of brown, a little bit of white, a lot of black and touches of orange and yellow. Unfortunately, things went downhill after the initial shock of the color scheme. Lots of graffiti, only one out of three sinks had working cold water and one of the urinals was overflowing.