we could get used to this.

our local neighborhood movie theater was recently renovated to become a “dine-in” theater experience (here). since we loved our theater and it’s sweatpants-welcome vibe, we’ve been annoyed by the whole upgrade.

but last friday night we were in the mood to chill and decided to see 50/50 (great movie) and give the new theater a try. well, despite our bad attitudes – we’re sold. in fact, we ended up purchasing a rewards card.

here’s the scoop via photos…

1. you reserve your seats online before you go. you actually select which seats you want so they’re reserved. (i thought this was annoying until i got there and had seats saved).
2. there’s a full bar and cocktail table area when you get inside…

3. you can grab a drink or just head into your cinema…
4. your reserved seats are ready and waiting for you. no saving seats or people climbing over you. row G/2&3…
5. review the full-service menu. food, appetizers, drinks, cocktails plus all the regular movie options…
6. get settled into your recliner seat…
7. a server takes your order and makes sure you have everything you need…
8. your order comes right to your seat. a pull out table? multiple cup holders. absolutely.
9. add-your-own-butter style. yes folks, that’s butter. no dry bottom half of the bag…
10. all situated and ready to watch the movie – aka lady (me) put your camera and flash away…
11. out of popcorn (it’s bottomless!) or drinks? just ring the little bell during the movie for more…
and the prices? totally reasonable. in fact, not that much more at all. $12/ticket. $7.50 bottomless popcorn.
next time, we’re going to upgrade to the “cinema suites” theater. 21+ over, no kids, leather recliners, popcorn sampler, hot towel & mint as you exit? yes please.

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    Reply November 21, 2011

    manyhatsofamom.com

    where is this!? I’m going. PS – Ryan goes, “you guys take pictures of everything!”. Yep, it’s true. If they would READ our blogs, they would know.

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    Reply November 21, 2011

    Teri B.

    the esplanade! we seriously had such an attitude going into it and walked away totally sold. danny goes, “now if they could only figure out how i could pee without leaving my seat, this would be perfect.” :)

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    Reply November 21, 2011

    Erica Newton

    omg nuts!! i love it!