We have one of these here called cinebistro. Prices are reasonable, only 12.50. Huge leather recliner with swing out table, all the leg room you'd need and reserved seats. Waiters serve pretty good food and drinks up until the movie starts. And if you get a pitcher, it comes on a stand and has one of those cooling cylinders built in the middle to keep it cold for the movie. It has ruined every regular theater for me.
I like the idea of not having to hear babies wailing or teens yakking and playing with their phones.
Ya out of all the options listed in the OP, this is the only one where I'd be willing to pay a little more.
I mentioned this in TDKR thread, but its seriously to the point now where I won't even see a big hit movie until its been out for almost a month because its getting ridiculously bad for chatting/laughing/crying/6 year olds asking non-stop Q's in movies we've been seeing. Crap drives me up the wall.
That's the only part that worries me about booze being allowed in that one theatre. Having 1-2 is perfect for a flick, but people who abuse it & get drunk are gonna be brutal. In my experience, getting your drunk on & sitting quietly watching a movie are opposing ideas.
I already do. It's called buying the Blu-ray and staying home to watch movies. The crowds are light. The food and beverages are always exactly what I want at that time. And the floor is a little less sticky.
You can drink in theaters in Italy. It's kind of weird to drink at a theater, but when in Rome.
The downside to drinking during a movie is that you have to piss. What they do is have a 10 minute intermission in the middle of the movie. Kinda cool. You can take a leak and get another beer, while Cecil goes and blazes.
But watching movies at home is better anyway. I don't care if I have to wait two years to see what you guys are excited about this week, I'd much rather wait and watch it with my pause button, my fridge, and my kitchen. This VIP experience sounds great and all, but I'm just not into movies enough to drive to Seton, or to pay the premium.
Location: Oklahoma - Where they call a puck a ball...
We have a theatre here at home called "The Moore Warren Theatre". It has one of the nation's biggest and newest IMAX screens. The reason I am telling you about this is they have balcony seating in 1 ( maybe 2) of the their grand auditorium theatre. Balcony seats are huge , think your recliner at home. You also have a tray area at every seat with a full service kitchen and bar with a waitress there to serve you. It's a bit more expensive. I know my wife got a "night out" gift cert for her birthday last year. I think it was 80 bucks for two tickets, two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts, and two drinks. 80 bucks is far lower than what you would normally spend on a night out so I guess that is a good deal . If there is a movie screening Im really excited about I would buy the tickets to the balcony ( see The Hobbit) . It also screens OU/TX games and also i think it screened the NBA finals because the Thunder were playing.
Here is the pricing
Balcony (Matinee) $12.00
Balcony (Evening) $18.00
VIP Tickets not allowed
for Balcony Show
They also have director suite only movies. They are 22 bucks a seat. These look like the balcony seats but its a whole theatre full of them and all of them recline. Only certain ones do in the balcony I believe.