1.14.2013

Luxury Cinema Date Night

The cost of movie tickets has gone up so much over the years.  By the time you pay $12 per person to get in and spend over $20 on popcorn, drinks and candy it's turned into a very expensive night out.  When we go we usually buy snacks and drinks at Target before we go and smuggle it in.  So if you think that's bad imagine paying $19.50 for movie tickets.  On Saturday night we did just that.   There's a luxury movie theater called Cinepolis where you pay a lot more then the average movie ticket price but you also get a lot more.  We've been meaning to try it out for about 2 years and just finally got around to it.

You have to make advance reservations on line for an assigned seat.  The movie selection is also a little limited just because they only have 8 theater's.  When you walk in it looks more like a trendy restaurant than a movie theater.  There is a bar on the left and a room full of tables so you can enjoy a drink or snack before your movie.  We met a couple there for a quick drink before ours.  Instead of your average movie seat you get a giant leather recliner and they are set up in pairs.   There are about 7 pairs per row.  We walked to our seat, kicked off our shoes and pushed the button that reclines our seat.   Then the waiter came around and took our order.  Most of the food is fairly low maintenance which makes sense because you are essentially eating in the dark.  They have things like wraps, onion rings, paninis and Sushi.  There was Chocolate Molten Lava cake for dessert among other things.  They also have gourmet popcorn and typical movie candy.  The food prices were surprisingly reasonable.  We ordered mini corn dogs as an appetizer.  I splurged and got the Caesar salad.  Yes,  this is a splurge because I normally won't touch full fat dressing.  Mj got the Burger and fries.  There is a little table that slides over for you to eat your food.  We saw Django and it was really good.  Classic Quentin Tarantino touches but in a totally different setting then you would ever expect.  We both really liked it.

So was it worth $19.50?  Call me crazy and I know it's totally excessive but I actually say yes.  It's a novelty and you're paying for that along with the extra amenities.  The price is steep but it was absolutely the best movie watching experience ever!  Django is a long movie and my butt never got tired once.  It was so cozy being able to cuddle up comfortably with Mj.  You feel like you're at home but you're not.  Why not stay home then for free right?  Well, it was a fun and different date night for us to go out and do together.  It's not something we'll do every time or even every other time we go to the movies.  That would be ridiculous.  We're not rich.  It would just be an every so often kind of thing but we definitely plan on going back.




22 comments :

  1. i want to do this but i don't know if we have one in our area that offers this. i'll have to do some research!

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  2. oh HEY blog makeover!!!! Looks fab!!!!

    And umm... LUXURY CINEMA! That's incredible!

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  3. It sounds like you had such a fun night! I haven't ever heard of anything like this, but would SO want to do this for a date night. We don't go to the movies much - I can probably count on one hand the amount of times we've gone - but I think it would be such a fun treat!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ok - this is totally worth it. A Caeasar salad!!!

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  5. TOTALLY worth it! :)

    Love the new design--such a pretty, clean layout!

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  6. SO glad to hear that you and MJ liked Django, Garrett and I loved it! I actually wouldn't mind seeing it again, and I never want to re-watch movies. That theater sounds cool! I have heard of theaters where people serve food but I have never been to one, we need to find one! Your outfit is cute!

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  7. Nice! I've been to a place like that here in Houston and in New Orleans. Definitely is better than the sticky floors and crowds at the regular theater. Glad u had fun!

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  8. We have a new fancy theater by our house too and I LOVE it! We went this weekend and while it was a bit pricey, I agree, totally worth it!!!

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  9. That sounds like so much fun! I want to see if there are any theatres like that around me!

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  10. When I lived near Charlotte, I went to a luxury movie theater. I was sooo nice. It is worth it. And a fun date night. Glad you had a good time.

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  11. that cinema look so luxurious, i would love to try it. hopefully when we are visiting USA one of these days.

    you look good

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  12. Louisiana doesn't have anything cool like this. It sounds like you guy had a blast. I've been meaning to go and see Django. Everyone is saying good things about the movie but I wouldn't expect anything less from a man who created Inglorious Basterds, which I loved!

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  13. Oh, and don't feel bad. I hit up the Dollar Tree every time before I head to the movies. LOL!

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  14. Oh my word, I wish we had one here...possible business plan :)

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  15. That sounds awesome! I def. think it's worth the money as an occassional date night. When I was in college, we had a movie theater that showed movies for $2.00 a ticket (still does). It was awesome!

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  16. We have one of this in my area but we've never been. Sounds like you had a great experience :)

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  17. I love date night :) I'm a definite fan of the cheapo movies...lol


    xoxo
    Nike O.
    www.eighthundredsqft.com

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  18. What an awesome theatre and a fun date night! Chocolate molten cake on the menu? Right up my alley :). Newest follower...loving your blog! You are too cute!

    funwiththefullwoods.blogspot.com

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  19. I 100% agree with you. I LOVED my experience at CineBistro in Hampton, VA. We had been wanting to go so badly. We are totally movie goers so that really was a plus...

    Did I ever say that I love what you have done with the blog, almost thpught I was in the wrong place. LOL.

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  20. We had one like that in Florida and it was TOTALLY worth it. I felt like I was in a swanky restaurant and got the real cinematic experience.

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  21. That cinema sounds awesome! We have a theater here that has a bar and boasts "gourmet snacks". But outside of the fancy snacks and little cocktail lounge area it's relatively like most other theaters. Glad you had a great date night!

    Kim
    pishposhperfect.com

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  22. I would def. pay for something like that!: ) Recliners, yes please.

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