Wonderland Theaters

Background: Wonderland Theaters is founded in 2010 by Crystal Franks. It provides numerous amenities to its customers. Each theater has reserved seating. When a customer buys a ticket—whether online, at a kiosk, or with the assistance of a clerk—the patron also selects a desired seat. The Wonderland's front seating is positioned far back from the front of the theater reducing the need to "crane" one's neck when viewing a film from the front seats. The seats in the Wonderland theaters are wider than average and feature arm rests that are wide enough to support usage by patrons on both sides of the arm rest simultaneously. It is located in Hyden, Kentucky, right across Leslie County High School.

There are PSAs, ads, animated shorts or movie trivias displayed on screen prior to the feature presentation. The other promotional material shown before showtimes are trailers and a brief Wonderland "feature presentation" logo.

At showtime, immediately before the trailers begin, an employee (called a Wonder Greeter) introduces the film to the audience and states the
Wonderland's policies regarding quality assurance, i.e. two ushers will remain in the theater until a few minutes after the film has begun, to ensure that the picture and sound quality are acceptable. They also inform the audience to turn their cellphones to the silent function, and to refrain from texting. Five minutes after the scheduled start time of a film has elapsed, further seating is prohibited, reducing interruptions.

As of September 2011, all
Wonderland locations show digital presentations of their features. Each location sports two houses with Kinoton 35 mm projectors for archival and special presentations.

The
Wonderland concessions stands sell stuff such as hot dogs, sausage on the stick, soft drinks, bottled water, chocolates, popcorn with real butter, and caramel corn made on-site. Popcorn and beverages come in two sizes.

Wonderland is almost unique among contemporary theaters, as the large lobby area also holds a gift shop with books, magazine, art, clothing items, music, and other entertainment-oriented items. In addition, there is a Walmart store, and is available with or without purchasing a movie ticket. It is located upstairs, which is mainly open on weekends or during special events. it also features an indoor carnival and an indoor swimming pool nearby the entrance to the theater.

Four movies that were protested in Wonderland Theaters were Dogs, The Legend of Cold Eagles, Ickis Meets Mr. Humbles, and The Jewel of Life.

Note
: The chain did not use branded policy trailers until 2011.

1st Trailer
(2011-)
Nicknames: "The reason that I don't go to
Wonderland Theaters", "The Words of Doom ", "YIKES!"

Logo: Shot in black and white, we see the inside of the
Wonderland theater. We zoom into the door, and we see the rooms of the theater. The camera pans through until we get to the cinema, then into the screen, fading to the filming of the Wonderland trailers, and the clips of Pinchface and Box from the 90's Nickelodeon bumpers. A glow-in-the-dark heart appears, which flies across the entire screen, and a girl puts her eyes on her heart-shaped glasses, which changes to the Wonderland logo. "Feature Presentation" is under it. Everything seems to be covered with words with a Dynamikun face appears under on the right top corner.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Cheesy Factor: Extremely cheesy! The animation is choppy, and the words looks like it's being psychedelic!

Music/Sounds: Start out with the WHOOSH sound when we go inside the theater, followed by the distorted humming sound, and then ends with a strange synthesized note, which is known as the "weird note".

Availability: Appeared only in
Wonderland Theaters before the start of a movie or trailers during 2011.

Scare Factor: Medium to NIGHTMARE; the faces, weird things, music and psychedelic effects may scare a lot of people! Some may be scared by the weird note, especially if you have Wonderphobia.


3rd Trailer
(2012-)
Nicknames: "Crystal Fuwaya", "The Crystal Fuwaya Logo"

Logo: We see a pink creature (named here as Crystal Fuwaya) in a movie theater. Suddenly, she holds a sign with a picture of the mouth inside of the No sign and says "Please silence yourselves now!".
Wonderland Theater logo appears with the disclaimer "SILENCE YOURSELVES NOW!"

Trivia: This logo was animated by Toei Animation.

FX/SFX: The animation in this logo.

Music/Sounds: Crystal Fuwaya's dialogue. At the final part of the Trailer, a weird note from the previous trailer is heard.

Availability: Only appeared before the start of some movies in 2012.

Scare Factor: Low to Medium. The weird note might startle a few.


3rd Trailer
(2012)
Nicknames: "Crystal Fuwaya Appears Yet Again!", "Crystal and Keldeo"

Logo: At the end of the trailer, we see Crystal Fuwaya and Keldeo (in Resolute Forme) in the movie theater chairs watching a red gradient background. Suddenly, a white ball of light forms, then extends out to form the
Wonderland Theater shines three times. When the logo shines, "OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION" appears below it.

Trivia: This logo was animated by Toei Animation.

FX/SFX: The animation in this logo.

Music/Sounds: Crystal Fuwaya saying the rules of the movie theater. An Eurodance tune that sounds similar to "Barbie Girl" by Aqua is heard in the background. At the final part of the Trailer, a weird note is heard.

Availability: Only appeared before the start of Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS the Sword of Justice.

Scare Factor: Medium. The weird note may startle some, but the music is nice.


4th Trailer
(2013-)
Nicknames: "Kameko", "Ryo the Cat: The Festival of All Magic", "I'm Watching It!"

Logo: We see Ryo the cat ran past the
Wonderland sign (probably needing to use the bathroom), before Kameko walks near the movie screen. The light dims, and then brightens a bit. Then we cut to the movie screen, then a white screen with "Wonderland" on it (not the same as the other logos) appears, with "OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION" under it. The sound shakes the movie tent, breaking the window glasses in a brief amount of time. We cut to the same film screen, with the logo on it. The feline audiences whoops, and the screen fades out. Lilly finally yells "Just turn it up!" once.

Variant: A variant was shown where we see the rectangle a la THX "Broadway" logo, then it fades to the film sign and the logo animates as normal.

FX/SFX: Light dimming and brightening, and a Japanese animation which was animated by Ashi Productions and Miyuu Studios.

Music/Sounds: The atmosphere, dialogue, and the weird note.

Availability: Discovered in a scene of the 2013 anime special Ryo the Cat: The Festival of All Magic. The variant was spotted when this was an actual
Wonderland Theaters trailer, which is shown in many Wonderland Theaters that showed the 2013 re-releases of the films The 90's Are All That: The Movie! and Baxter Stockman. The variant of this logo also appears on the 2014 DVD of Me, The Wolf and the Rooster due to a sudden accident, although it was fixed on the 2015 re-release.

Scare Factor: Medium because of the weird note.


5th Trailer
(2014-)
Nicknames: "Crystal Fuwaya and Diancie", "THX's Horton Hears a Who Parody"

Logo: On a black background, we see Diancie (from Pokémon) talking to Crystal. They talk about if they can talk each other. Then, Diancie says "Kinda losing ya", causing Crystal to drop the
Wonderland logo, and she shouts "HOW ABOUT THIS?!?! I'VE GOT HER REAL CLOSE!!! CAN YOU READ THIS?!?!" knocking Diancie off-screen, then followed by the infamous weird note, then the screen transitions to a message reading "Featured Presentation". On the side of the screen we see Siancie peeking out of the side of the screen, with her dress blowing from the weird note.

Trivia: This logo was animated by Toei Animation.

FX/SFX: The characters moving, and the
Wonderland logo dropping.

Music/Sounds: The characters talking, a crash, and the Deep Note.

Cheesy Factor: The fact that the characters' voices sounds like Blaze the Cat from Sonic Rush!

Availability: Only seen at
Wonderland theaters during 2014, but this logo was seen on a bootleg DVD of Big Hero 6.

Scare Factor: Medium. The "CRASH!" sound and the weird note might startle a few, but it's intended to be funny.

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