If you're any kind of movie fan, you'd probably go here anyway just for the cheap second-run movies. Missed that blockbuster last month? Chances are you can catch it here before it comes out on video next month!
But, the real attraction is the theatre itself. This is a decades old theatre that has been lovingly restored over the last 5 years or so. There's breathtaking architecture on the inside and out. It's the kind of building that would be impractical to build today, but it's a style we all long for. The lobby sports a huge domed ceiling that's ornately decorated. Go further inside to watch your movie on the giant screen.
They host concerts and other non-movie events on occasion such as the Glen Miller Orchestra or a night of comedy. So, if you're looking for something really different, keep your eyes open for one of these shows.
I go here all the time for car washes. Sure, you could go elsewhere in town and probably get a slightly better wash, but you're also going to pay a lot more. A lot!
Great American is dirt (no pun intended) cheap. You can get it even cheaper with one of the coupons that they mail out on a regular basis. For a just a few bucks you can take your car through their wash and come out pretty satisfied.
Of course, they have various levels of wash, so you can tailor your wash towards your cleanliness standards and your wallet.
They don't really cost much more than those gas station car washes, and they do a better job.
If you're a musician and you've lived in Terre Haute for any significant length of time, then you probably already know about the Music Shoppe. However, if you're reading this review, then maybe you're not a musician who's looking for a place to buy something for friend or a loved one who is a musician. You can't go wrong at this place.
You can get a pretty good deal on a used instrument. We bought a used guitar as a Christmas present in 2004. The couple of guys we dealt with were very nice and helpful. I felt pretty good about the price we paid for the guitar.
You'll probably want to go back for your guitar supplies, too. And, they're pretty well stocked in that area with strings, picks, amps, straps, etc.
They've been around for something like 30 years, too. So, they must be doing something right. Check them out if you're in the market for a guitar.
If there's a bigger store of it's type, I don't want to know about it.. I don't think I'd have the energy for it! Boot City is aptly named. This is a sprawling complex full of, well, boots obviously. But there's also a huge selection of clothing for all seasons.
They lean more towards "Western" apparel, but really anybody can find something here. You can find some unusual sizes of jeans, for example. They stock jewelry, guitars, decorative items and a little bit of everything it seems like. Prices are relatively reasonable, especially on sale items.
It's a bit of a drive if you're in Terre Haute, but it's usually worth the journey.
You'll often see Turner busses around town for good reason. They do a great job. Their motor coaches are clean, comfortable and a real pleasure in which to ride.
The drivers are top notch, too. They're friendly, accomodating, and surprisingly upbeat and happy--even in the wee hours of the morning.
Busses are fully equipped with TVs, a central VCR, PA system, restrooms, reclining seats. It feels about as close as you can get to traveling in a passenger airplane without ever leaving the ground!
Turner also handles travel plans should you need those services. They also handle and plan group tours and vacations.
Here's a different kind of review for you. I've never spent any money here. I'm just not the kind of guy who sends flowers very often.
However, my family has been lucky enough to receive flowers from Heinl on a few occasions, and I've always been impressed by what they deliver. In my office, women sometimes receive flowers, too. I have to say, the deliveries from Heinl often outshine other shops.
I can tell you from experience, if you're going to send flowers, getting something from Heinl never disappoints.
You never know what you'll find here, but it's worth looking. There's really just an oddball collection of stuff: clothing, jewelry, toys, tools, keepsakes, etc. This is a must-shop if you're doing some gift shopping.
They can take care of customized gifts too. Bring them a logo, for example, and they can embroider it on a shirt for you. I've had this done a few times with impressive results. They use a machine to do this, so it can be done while you wait. It only costs a few bucks and it really looks nice. Get that #3 logo embridered for that racing fan in your life.
Their large store is a little out of the way, but not too bad if you're doing some shopping on US 41.
Not affiliated with the national Ace Hardware chain, Ace Washer Supplies actually does more than just sell supplies. They also sell several difference brands and types of appliances. They service appliances, too.
I used them for their parts selection. When my washing machine developed a problem, I discovered that I needed and obscure part that isn't available just anywhere. I was surprised when I called Ace and was not only able to get the part, but they didn't charge me very much either.
Their location is a wee bit off the beaten path at 8th and Hulman, but it's easy to get to off of 7th St., especially now that Hulman St. construction is done. It's a nice, clean location--and pretty large, too.
The central air in our house went out over the summer. Not knowing who to call, I started to randomly pick names out of the yellow pages. The few businesses I could get on the phone were talking about coming in a few days.
When I called Scott's, the guy in his truck answered his own phone and was at my house within the hour. He was very professional in appearance and was articulate. He quickly diagnosed my problem and explained to me what the damaged part did.
I was amazed that he actually had the part in his truck!! Before I knew it, I had cool air in my house. His labor charges were very fair, and I feel like he charged the right amount for the part.
Next time I need heating and/or cooling work, I'm calling Scott's.
Buying a house was a scary process. But working with these people was such a pleasure that if I ever buy another house, I won't be so scared!
They have a very modest office, and it's in an excellent location on Third and Wabash. They do have their own parking lot, so parking isn't a problem.
All of the people there were friendly and helpful and made me feel very at ease. My house buying business was done well and done quickly. I'd definitely be happy to use them again.