Take Me to Cinépolis!

Want to know the latest development in the movie industry?  I’m talking bigger than all eight of the Harry Potter films. Bigger than the latest boy wonder, Ryan Reynolds. Yep. Have you been to the movies lately? Well, I went this week and all I can say is, wow! The whole world of movie-going is changing, and if you ask me, it’s about time.

But before I go any further, let me just say,

You’re welcome.

Because I’m pretty sure I had something to do with this gee-whiz-awesomely-new advancement in movie watching. Friends, a theater like this does not happen by accident.  Clearly, someone was spying at my window and saw how, these days, I prefer to watch movies at home instead of going out.  I mean, who wants to tackle the lines, the annoying crowds, and the need to arrive early just so you can get a good seat and not get stuck in the first row where you can develop a crick in your neck from having to crane it for the entire film? Who needs that?

The concession stand. We ate Coconut Shrimp and homemade potato chips, freshly baked.

On the other hand, what can be cozier than staying home and watching a film all cozy in your recliner, while wrapped in a blanket and eating your favorite snack—or sipping a glass off wine?  After all, it’s so much relaxing at home. You can get in your jammies, pop in a DVD and voila! Instant movie theater!  No crowds, no fuss, no muss!

Of course, the downside is, at home you don’t get to see the first-runs–the blockbuster hits, as well as the smaller independents, when they’re newly released. You’re seeing films that have been out for a while.

The lobby area is designed to be a gathering place--to see and be seen.

So whoever was snooping, clearly took the best of watching at home and the best of theater going, and the result is the ultimate in movie-going luxury. So, now you can have your cake and eat it, too!

Welcome to the future. Welcome to Cinépolis.

My kids joined me for a showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Check out those seats!

Cinépolis gives you the best of home viewing while putting you smack in the lap of luxury.  If you ask me, it has brought the comfort of home viewing to a whole new level!

Consider these accoutrements: Reserved seating in your very own leather recliner. Private screening feel, with theaters averaging a mere 70 seats. Push a button and a waiter comes–discreetly and unobtrusively–to your seat to take your order. Fine dining (sushi, sandwich wraps, specialty desserts and more), as well as more traditional movie fare (popcorn, served in cones, and malt balls). The only thing missing is a blanket for your lap!

So look for a Cinépolis coming soon to a theater near you. And when it does, be sure to check it out. Oh, and expect to drop a small bundle, too. It’ll cost a pretty penny, but it’s so worth it!

Until then, I hope my photos do the experience a modicum of justice.

The entire theater has a sleek, well-appointed look, complete with hardwood floors and dark wood paneling.

29 thoughts on “Take Me to Cinépolis!

  1. Hi Monica. We have several ’boutique’ cinemas here in Wellington. Have a meal before or after the movie. Take your coffee or wine (or even an ice cream) into the theater, where there is room to stretch your legs in a comfortable seat and a place to hang your purse and put your drink down safely.
    I never go to those mega cinema complexes any more. Why would I? 🙂

  2. Monica, I so need to catch a film! Too bad that to my knowledge, there’s no Cineapolis here! Grief. In the meantime, I’ll have to live vicariously through your photos and description. Coconut shrimp and homemade fries? Really? Now I’m really crying!

  3. It sounds exactly like the Gold Class Cinema in Pasadena, CA! I went there for a screening once. Talk about luxury. They’re in a few states. No idea on their plans for expansion. 🙂

    • Cineopolis actually started in Mexico. After this one, in Del Mar, they plan to open one in Laguna Niguel and eventually across the country. But they’re already big in Latin America.
      Thanks for stopping by, Kenya!

  4. Those chairs do look comfy. How are the prices? I imagine the movie industry had to do something to compete with the ease of watching at home. It does sound like a great idea for date night.

    • The prices range from $14 to $20 (for 3-D films), which isn’t that much more than the $12 other theaters charge for an evening show. And the food can get pricy, like a typical nice restaurant. And it’s just as good!

  5. How decadent and fun! I think this sounds like a great night out! Cushy seats, good food, limited seating…does it get better?

  6. It looks absolutely brilliant! wow! talk about luxury. What a great bunch of photos. Thank you! I know of one such cinema in Australia. It is supposed to be an amazing experience.

  7. How have I not seen this (probably because I watch movies at home too)? Is this in the Highlands center? Looks so relaxing!

  8. Wow, a theater that combines the best of movie-going and stay-at-home movies! Sounds like just maybe somebody is listening (and reacting) to the viewing public!

  9. Sounds fabulous! Just the way I like to watch movies with the added benefit of my hubby not being able to pause every fifteen minutes to get a drink of water or let the dog out or let the dog back in or get a snack or…

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