Saturday, May 5, 2007

Movie night

This is our new, hacienda-style movie theatre at the Coconut Point Mall. Sixteen screens with luxury extras and the prices to match...

For $20 you'll get the "Premier" experience, which includes a new, reclining love seat of 32 inches across (82 cm), along with free popcorn and sodas, valet parking and reserved seating. There is also talk of converting 2 auditoriums into bistros and serving full meals during the showings, thus giving a new meaning to the "dinner and a movie" concept ;-)

Spider-Man 3 opens this week-end - anyone fancy a movie and some chicken wings tonight?

23 comments:

Kate said...

It doesn't look as bad as the behemoths that are opening here in the Twin Cities. Still prefer the small intimate neighborhood theatres, from which we just returned. Saw "Fractured"--a good flick; go see it!

Kuanyin said...

I wish they'd do something like this on Maui--it looks great! The only other place I've seen similar to this is in Vegas.

RamblingRound said...

I wish we had any kind of movie theater. We have to drive an hour to see a movie. Considering the price of popcorn and sodas, $20 for the Premier experience doesn't sound bad at all!

Moi said...

am waiting for Shrek 3.....may 18!!!!! :)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I'll take two orders of chicken wings please. And a large regular coke with lots of ice.

Although I like the concept of "dinner and movie" I don't think I can eat and concentrate on the movie at the same time. It'll be like walking and chewing gum. :-)

Nikon said...

Hello Isabella, thanks for stopping by Hem's - I like your cinematropolis!

Jilly said...

Looks great and I love the idea of multiple choice. In Monaco, in summer, there is an open air cinema where you can book a reclining seat and order a glass of wine. However, one of my pet peeves is popcorn or any 'noisy' food in cinemas. Personally I can't hear a word the actors say if someone is making loud chomping noises next to me! Grrrrrrrr

angela said...

I'm too used to the local fleapit that has 3 screens but does show films in English (with French subtitles)
Spiderman 3 opens here sometime this week...
Angela
PS I think all of us would love to have the franc back!

Glenn Standish said...

What a beautiful cinema you have! In New Zealand they also had a similar "Premier" experience...though in England and here in Poland it never really caught on. Don't know why! Spideman 3 opened in Toruń yesterday. Has anyone seen it yet? If so whats it like? Worth seeing? Isabella what other films are hot in the US at the moment?

Check out Toruń DP today for something a little different!

Frank said...

Do you think they're showing re-runs of Mr. Ed?

Dsole said...

A movie and some chicken wings? I'd rather take a movie and some coloured popcorns! ;)
This new pace is really colourfull, i like it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice movie house. And I enjoyed your narrative too. The prices are reasonable as a popcorn up here costs several dollars. I gave up on going to the "movies" a long time ago. I was in Palm Springs, California once and that was the fist time I was in a movie theatre that allowed people to smoke.

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TOG said...

I remember movies at 9 cents and popcorn at a dime. My mom would send me off with a large paper bag of home popped popcorn because a dime was too much. The paper bag looked greasy because it had a lot of butter. I quite going to the movies when they went up to 50 cents and would not let us come with our own popcorn. No they were not silent movies.

Oya said...

We have some theatres here with the same concept. Some of them even serve wine, beer etc...I like them :)

isabella said...

Interesting...Aside from TOG, who stopped frequenting movie theatres when their price went up to $0.50, the rest of you seems undaunted by the costs.
But if you consider a family of 4, including the gas for driving to/fro and some extra candies, the total for a movie out is $100!!!

BTW - their small bottle of plain water is $3.50...

GMG said...

Do they have any "Premier" without popcorn and soda? That would be an «experience», and a treat... Then, I wouldn't mind to pay such a price...

Keropok Man said...

i am going to watch spidey tomorrow evening! ;-)

Monica said...

Does the name Muvico comes from spanish? Because I think the word would refer to a small movie theather, well, at least in portuguese a word finishing with "ico" would refer to something small.
But by your description it is not a small theater, on the contrary, it seems quite.

btw, I'm going to see Spider-Man tomorrow!

Victoria said...

I personally don't like the huge movie theaters. My favorite is a one-screen independent theater in nearby Springfield, MO. It certainly doesn't have reclining love seats, but it does have a selection of local beers and wines and is the only place around to see something other than the big blockbusters.

JAM said...

This looks like a really nice place though. The price isn't awful considering a normal place is 7 or 8 bucks, then they rob you on the popcorn and cokes for another 10 dollars or so.

I've never gotten into going to movies in a theatre over seeing it at home on DVD. I guess I'm boring in that regard.

Felicia said...

Looks and sounds like a great place...if you have the money! I remember Eric of Paris saying that they have a program where you pay $25 or something like that for unlimited movies for one month. I wish US cities would do that because I would probably go more often. I rent DVD's instead.

Linda said...

Wow, that's expensive but going to movies always seems to be anyway, especially if you can't pass up coke and popcorn. I have to make a 45 minute jaunt to see movies where I am so don't go very much.

ruth said...

I don't think the price sounds bad for what you get. But I hardly go out to movies any more since we joined Netflix. There was a day when I knew every movie showing and could answer Glenn's question in a second. But, not any more!

Next movie I'll see in a theater, probably, is Harry Potter!