Cinetopia is discriminatory! My husband and I were kicked out of Cinetopia because we wouldn't move from our couple seat. We got to the movie theater an hour early and picked out 2 seats together. Next to us was another couple seat and on the other side a single seat. A couple sat one in the couple seat and one in the single seat. It created a single seat, which created a problem, only my husband & I were asked to move, not the couple who created mess in the first place. We were asked to move to accommodate a couple who came late to the movie.
My wife and I will only go to Cinetopia when we want to see a movie. On the rare occasion that we are able to line up a sitter and escape the children it is awesome to go to a theater that is 21 and older and shows first run movies. Obviously this eliminates the teenie bopper crowd and the crying baby syndrome. Definitely worth the extra couple of bucks.
If you are going to a Living Room theater, get there early because they fill up fast, even on a weeknight.
The burgers at cinetopia are about $12 and are a half pound angus patty. Absolutely the best burger and fries I have ever had. Every single fry was cooked to perfection. Besides the theater having the best picture, sound and seating, the wine list is amazing. Definetely worth every penny!
Pros: Great restaurant, bar, and service
Cons: Wish there was one closer to home
My wife and I wen't to the 12:30 Sat matinee show and paid $24, for two tickets. I guess this is OK, but should have been lower for a matinee show. By the end of the show, I had ordered 2 hamburgers, 2 glasses of wine and 1 cup of tea, for a grand total (including tickets) of $83.59, $59.59 for food and drink only. I am later thinking to myself that I could have gone to some of Portlands finer reastaurants and paid this, for possibly a nice steak dinner and drinks, with great service. I guess I could understand this someone is on a first date and is trying to impress their significant other, with their hard earned money. I absolutely do not have a problem spending for fine food and drinks, but not $60 for a couple of hamburgers and 2 glasses of wine. Not for me again!
Pros: seating, screens
Cons: expensive food
The first movie I saw at Cinetopia was Finding Nemo. Every movie looks good at Cinetopia. The chairs are amazingly comfortable and there's a ton of leg room so you don't have to move when people need to get by which is nice. And if you're tall like me (over 5'10"), the extra leg room is a major plus. The sound quality is amazing as is the picture. I saw a movie at a different theater and there is a HUGE difference.
Cons: Ticket prices(but thats every theater)
Cinetopia has proven to be more than just a movie-watching experience. Upon entrance into the venue, visitors immediately feel a vibe that there's something different about the place.
And there is.
The seating is comfortable and the screen is vast, aiding in the overall enjoyable experience of Cinetopia. The menu offers a plethora of options from which to choose, appealing to various palates. And if you're in the mood for good conversation and libations, the wine list is extensive and there's even a chance to be daring and try some of the wines before purchasing a full glass or bottle.
I would highly recommend a visit to Cinetopia if you're ever in the area. And if you're not in the area, I'd suggest making a special trip to the location. You won't regret it.
Pros: Wine, comfortable seating, great menu selection
I recently relocated to Portland, Oregon from Nashville, Tennessee for a job and my very first weekend in town a co-worker took me out to Cinetopia. As a person who often attends movie theaters, I was so impressed with the overall experience and the attention to detail. I could tell someone cared about giving me an experience that would surpass every place I've visited prior.
The wine bar is amazing. The opportunity to get wine by the ounce allowed me to sample many wines and develop personal favorites as opposed to committing to one type and potentially being disappointed.
The living room theater accomplished its goal by providing a level of comfort that actually rivals being home with an excellent audio/visual experience.
Lastly, as a musician, it brought me great joy to see and listen to a live pianist playing jazz. 1) The pianist sounded great. 2) It set a mood that allowed me to enjoy my wine while waiting for my show time.
At the conclusion of my first visit, I was so excited that I literally called my girlfriend and family back home, and let each them know that I've visited a theater that's revolutionizing the commercial theater experience. I've vowed to take each friend or family member that visits me.
I recommend you give Cinetopia try, and be forever disappointed with every other theater. You won't regret it!
Pros: The wine bar, living room theater & live pianist are great.
I enjoyed the high end atmosphere and service. The wine was exquisite and then a snuggle with my husband in the spacious leather seating during the movie fit the bill. Small price to pay for such a grand experience!
Pros: Luxury at it's finest!
My friend and I saw a movie in the Living Room theater and were very pleasantly surprised by the comfy leather chairs and the ottomans that you can put your feet up on! There aren't alot of seats in the Living Room theater, so get there early - but it's well worth it - the servers serve dinner to you right there in your seat - what a treat! I'm a stay-at-home mom, so it was really nice to put my feet up and have someone wait on me for a change! Cinetopia is a great place to spend a night out!
Pros: Everything! Comfortable seats, relaxing setting
Cons: None that I can think of
My husband and I have been going to Cinetopia for almost 2 years now, and every time we go we remember why we enjoy going there to watch movies. The living room theaters are amazing, we love being able to split a pitcher of beer, eat some great food, and put our feet up. The customer service is always wonderful and did I mention that the food is great, we have never had a bad meal there, I had the potroast last night and it was amazing!! It's like watching a movie in our own home, but way better, because the picture and sound quality are perfect, and the food is much better than what I cook at home. We love Cinetopia and swear that we will never see a movie anyplace else!!!
Pros: Best movie theater ever and wonderful food
Cons: There are absolutely no cons
I came to Cinetopia for Star Trek this weekend in the living room theater. Very Comfy. The Service was outstanding. The Food was good. Prices a little high, but pretty much what I was expecting for a burger when popcorn costs close to $8.00. Picture was perfect, the sound on the other hand was not!!! IT WAS LOUD! So loud in fact that I had to leave the comfort of my seat to go out to the lobby so my ears would stop ringing. I decided at that point since I was already missing my movie I would sit at the bar and have a beer. And all I could hear were the obnoxiously loud lobby previews. Is everyone that works in this building deaf??? They must be if they cant notice how loud it is. The last straw was before I re-entered my movie I used the restrooms and the music (or at least thats what they must think it is) was so loud for the little room it was shrill! And I noticed that I had been there for about an hour and a half and had heard all the same music when I was standing in a long line earlier. I then decided to go back and finish my movie. Movie picture once again was great but the volume was so high I just could not enjoy it. I will have to go and watch it again at another theater and listen to it and try to remeber how it looked at cinetopia. Unless you like hideously noisy situations dont waste the money on cinetopia!
Pros: Comfy Seats
Cons: NOISE, NOISE, NOISE
Cinetopia is the best. It's a little spendy, $15 for living room seating, but well worth the money. The seats are roomy, leather, with ottomans. You can eat dinner and drink wine or beer in these theaters. They have musicians in there playing on some nights. Once you go here it is hard to go to a normal theater! The only downfall, they can get really busy, especially on opening weekends and I have been often an hour or earlier before the movie started and it's already sold out. I have since learned my lesson and bought online. Though if you do that, you still need to get there early to get a decent seat. Also, the food is a little high priced then I am comfortable with, for the amount that you get. Popcorn is delish though, they even have a butter bar with different flavors. WORTH IT!
Cons: Sometimes Busy
Yeah, high quality picture. Followed up with a staff that have clearly convinced themselves that ignoring customers, complete absence of smiles or eye contact, over priced food, over priced drinks, and (surprise) a dining room completely devoid of any paying customers, married with tacky wall art equals a great evening in the Couve. Come on guys, you are not what you try to pull off. We will not waste our time at that place again.
Pros: Amazing Picture Quality
Cons: Everything else.
My friend had been raving about Cinetopia. We decided to see "Coraline" in 3D. However, the nearest theater to us where it was playing in 3D was Cinetopia. I figured I'd see what my friend had been raving about.
When we got there they were having problems with the ticket machine in the booth. We were told we could buy them at the concession counter. One stop shopping - great! We ordered a small soda, a next up from the small popcorn, a box of Junior Mints, and a box of chocolate covered almonds - and two 3D matinee tickets.
The guy at the counter said, "That'll be $41.00". My wife said, "You're kidding, right?" He said, "No, it's $41.00".
Okay, the tickets were $10.75 apiece - that leaves $19.50 for the popcorn, candy, and small drink.
Should we ever go up there again for a movie I think we'll skip the concessions. I think eating in the restaurant would have been cheaper.
Pros: Comfortable seating - unobstructed view
Cons: total cost was an unpleasant surprise
This theater is amazing! I like everythig about it. From itsclean and appealing appearance from the street to the superior picture quality of their projectors, I've never been to another theater that even compares. This place is much classier than other theaters also. It's much nicer inside and its dining area is great place for a date. They even serve restaraunt quality food and wine in addition to the regular popcorn and snacks. But what really gets me is the HD picture quality. It is just gorgeous. I often get headaches at other theaters now cuz their picture quality seems so grainy and makes me strain my eyes after being to Cinetopia. And the Living Room theaters they offer are even better. They have the most spacious and comfortable leather chairs with foot rests. I dont know what else to say. For and extra couple bucks its so worth the experience.
Over two years ago, some friends, my wife, and I went to see "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" for our first visit to Cinetopia. We've literally gone to *no other theater* since. This is half of an hour's drive from our house on the west side of Portland, too.
This year, I've seen more than a dozen movies there (only Dark Knight twice) and eaten in the restaurant and theater or simply gotten a snack from the concession stand; all have been fabulous.
The quality of the movies has been exceptional - just for kicks, go _back_ to a non-digital picture after seeing this; and the service has been spectacular. Best of all, the price is only slightly more than a 'normal' theater. How can you go wrong?
The only reason we will stop making the trip to Vancouver to see movies at Cinetopia is that they are building one in Tigard. At that point, we'll just have to give up our day-jobs and 'live' at the theater :-).
I just love this theater concept. I take my son to Cinetopia for all the really special movies, like Harry Potter. And I take everyone I meet to Vintopia to sample wines and just kick. I tell all my friends about the wonderful all digital theater and gourmet food combination. Thank you Cinetopia for the best food and wine experience in Vancouver. And unlike most other restaurants in the area, the staff is professional and obviously well trained.
Simply fabulous! The experience is well worth every penny every single time.
Pros: A luxurious and delicious experience
Cons: There is only one. Can't wait tilll this concept catches on all across the country
I just got home from Cinetopia and left without even seeing the movie I went for. That is how horrible and rude the service was. There was no person at the outside ticket booth so my brother and I walked inside. There we were left for a couple minutes before a girl finally appeared and said, "Do you guys wanna PAY for your tickets?" while shaking her head and smirking, basically insinuating that we were trying to sneak in without paying. Then she pointed to the snack bar and condescendingly sniped, "Over here, there ya go, now ya figured it out." She then carried a snotty demeanor, made no eye contact, gave no greeting and then attempted to charge us $13.75 a piece for a five o' clock movie because it was, "in the full service restaurant theatre." I've been to one other movie there and it was $11.75 for a ticket, what a joke, so overpriced! This is Vancouver, WA not NYC. As if Hollywood is not making enough now the theatre itself wants even more of your money. The theatre is pretentious and stuffy with no character and the staff is wretched. I'll never be back and you shouldn't go either.
I have never had a bad experience at Cinetopia.. it is truly the best place to see a movie in the Portland Metro area.. and frankly it is worth the little bit extra they charge for the Digital experience. The wine selection is amazing and this is a theatre.. There is no place else you can get this kind of wine experience at a theater. I mean frankly I have eaten at many restaurants around town and Cinetopia's wine selection is better than most all of them I have been to. As for the food.. it is good.. had a halibut the other night with a great pinot, before going to see a movie in the living room..... Cinetopia has got a great concept and I for one cannot wait for them to open the Progress Ridge location.. Closer to me..
The living room theaters are quite nice here, with comfortable leather chairs, and high quality screens and sound system. The living room theaters are adult-only since they serve alchohol, which makes it a good reprieve from loud teenagers and children. A great place to bring a date for a movie.
The food and service are significantly under par. I've been there twice - the first time, the waiter took our order and never returned with our food. The second time, they got the order wrong. The food is mediocre, but very expensive. Be warned that they include a mandatory 15% gratuity in the bill, so make sure you don't tip them twice.
In short, see the movies there but dine somewhere else.
Pros: Good living room theaters
Cons: Poor service, mediocre but expensive food
Horrendous staff, messy lobby, crappy pizza, overpriced tickets and concessions.
I wrote a email to the GM three days ago and have not yet gotten a response. Apparently, they have so many complaints that they don't have time to address them in a timely manner.
I won't be back. Why pay $11.25 for a movie I can see elsewhere for $8.50 and get better service?
Cons: too expensive, bad food, poor service, poor response to complaints
I took my girlfriend here last week to watch a movie and I was shocked to be so impressed! The wine was fantastic, amazing system to keep it fresh! My server was nice and polite although a little frazzled, they were swamped that night. 5 stars for her.I wish I could remember her name.... The theater is the best in town because of the layout and comfort. 5 stars all around, we will be back soon
Pros: food and wine! the seats are comfortable and not on top of the people next to you.
Cons: busy and could use more people working
So...if you are over 21 you need to experience the Living room theater as the comfort and service are outstanding. The prices are kinda crazy but worth it for a good night out. The seating allows you privacy, less noise from others, clear screen(no bobbing heads) and comfy with foot stools. Before the movie on the weekend anyways they have a featured artist in the balcony playing guitar or whatever.....a great experience/date. It is hard to see in the dark to eat but oh well, thats the way the movie should be.
Pros: food selection, seating comfort and mobility, cleanliness
Cons: expensive, limited seating
This is a really great movie theater. The Living Room theater is especially nice, if you're over 21, because you can stretch out in super comfortable chairs with ottomans, and you get to hear live music before the show starts. It's also nice to know that you will be watching the movie with adults, and not an over-talkative young crowd.
If you're under 21, the regular theater rooms are great, too. There is a lot more leg room, and the chairs are larger and more comfortable than traditional theaters.
You'll pay a little bit more at this theater, but it's not much and the over-all experience you'll have will make the extra dollar worth it.
Pros: Over-all atmosphere, comfort, staff
Cons: A little pricier, but worth it.
From its high-definition projections, to its relaxing leather seats, to their friendly and knowledgeable staff, Cinetopia continues to impress me with their dedication to quality entertainment and customer service. Cinetopia not only makes my movie-going experience enjoyable, but also memorable.
Pros: Atmosphere, Customer Service, Audio/Visual Quality, Movie Selection
I have to say that I have written a review for Cinetopia before to which I had an absolutely fantastic time. As I was surfing City Search again I thought I would check up on Cinetopia to see what other people have thought about one of my now favorite haunts (I seem to be in there at least once per week) and I had an issue with what the previous person wrote. Comparing Cinetopia to places like McMenimans, St. Johns pub and others like it (Which I have been to them all around here) is like comparing apples to oranges. Tell me where else can you sit in a full leather chair or have a leather ottoman to put your feet on and watch first run movies in Digital and the wine tasting, they have some of the best wines available. It sounds like the only thing that he didn?t like was that he had to sit in the front but if you read their web-site or talk to their staff, you will know you should show up at least 45 minutes early, which I found out the first time I went as well, to get the prime seats that everyone tries for. Anyways, as far as my opinion goes, it is the best place to eat and watch a movie hands down.
Pros: Leather Seats, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Digital Projection, Attentive Staff
Cons: None that I have noticed so far
I went to Cinetopia for the first time yesterday and was amazed at the Great service and the huge wine selection. Me and my wife were very pleased with the quality of food! Service was great and they even checked to see when our movie started so the food was delivered in a timely manner so we were early getting in.
Only thing I wish for here is if one will start up in Portland someday ( hint )
Like most reviewers I agree that the movie was great but the food was abysmal. However, the commentator who refers to himself as shaft is a little off kilter. I'm not sure if he is a "mentally challenged person", to remain PC, or if he was never taught manners. But I do know of a saying that comes to mind that I would like to pass along. This is a case of "the pott calling the Kettle black"! By refering to a whole city of people as "hill billies" you are leaving us with the notion that you are perhaps a bit "hill billy" yourself. Is this true shaft? Which is it "re re" or "hill billy" We'll let you make the call on this one, if it makes you feel better... Spelling errors can be found because City Seach is also PC
Pros: Picture Quality
Cons: Idiots like shaft
I have been to Cinetopia 6 times in the past three months to see a film. This theatre has become my new favorite place to see a movie on the big screen. What makes this place so great is the incredible picture quality and sound in the grand auditoriums plus the seats are by far the most comfortable I have ever sat in at a movie theatre. If you want to escape the kids and have a decent but medium priced meal,sip some wine and also put your feet up on a cushion- their living room theatres are the place. But if you are like me and just want the best viewing of a good film, the larger screens in the grand autoriums are the best in the Northwest. Overall, I highly recommend this place to anyone who is a movie buff. Even though I live in NE Portland I think its well worth the drive! Also, their wine bar is so amazing! And they have a beautiful outdoor terrace where you can sit and sip or eat dinner. Beware that the service in their restaraunt can be slow on occasion but they have the best hamburger in town so plan ahead, go early and enjoy!
I'm writing this review because I couldn't believe what the prior reviewer was saying. After our wonderful experience at Cinetopia, it was obvious that this woman's Valentine evening coincided with another monthly experience. She couldn't find anything right with Cinetopia, and we couldn't find anything wrong with this amazing place.
I'll start with the food....Excellent! Everything that we ordered, from the appetizer all the way to the obligatory movie popcorn (in this case with butter and white cheddar), was perfect. The atmosphere and all the help were wonderful. I don't know wine, but my girlfriend found what is now here favorite (by way of a very intuitive suggestion by one of the servers). I now know that she likes "Ice Wines".
Now we'll get to what I know. I'm a "technocrat". This movie experience is as close to phenomenal as you can get. The theaters are digitally projected with a resolution that allows the audience to actually see things like the thread pattern in the clothing that the actors are wearing...the eyelash that's out of place. This visual, coupled with the fact that in the (what I believe they call) living room theaters, all of the seats offer a completely unobstructed view of the huge screen, make this truly something to see. That's only half of it. I've been an audio engineer since recording consoles were steam powered and I've never heard sound in a theater that was better than that of Cinetopia. Smooth, Accurate, Powerful and true to what the director had in mind for the audience.
On a scale of 1 to 10, our experiece was somewhere way above the scale. We were totally delighted.
My husband and I went to Cinetopia and Vinotopia (the restaurant) for Valentine's Day. The movie theater was great even though it was a little chilly. We had no snacks because the bozo working concessions couldn't figure out how to change out the cheese container for the nachos we ordered, and our show was starting. The service we received from the restaurant staff was undeniably the worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant, and for the pleasure of a lousy experience, I had to pay a sum total of $141.00. It took about 10 minutes before we saw our server after we were seated. Our waitress brought our drinks and then disappeared for 45 minutes. A different waiter brought our salad, but we were without any other food or drink service until our waitress appeared to offer us dessert, at which time we informed her that we had not been served our entrees. Couples at other tables near us who arrived well after we did were already on their dessert course. Our waitress went in search of our food order, but after 10 minutes I had had enough waiting. My husband had just summoned a manager when our entrees appeared. The manager didn't seem too perturbed about our situation, and offered us a paltry round of beers for our trouble. That was an apology worth a grand total of $11.
I regret to say that my opinion of Vinotopia is not complimentary. At a price of $60 per person for a 4 course meal and what should have been a fine dining experience, I should have received top notch service. I have certainly had much better service at a much more affordable price from some of Portland's finest restaurants. Furthermore, I left Vinotopia hungry. The food tasted good, but the portions for each course were very unsatisfying. I thought it insulting that after enduring such horrible service, we didn't even receive individual desserts, but had to share one. PS: The manager promised free movie tix and food vouchers for our lousy night, but of course we received nothing
Pros: high definitiion movies, comfortable seating
Cons: high price, theater was cold
I must admit being reluctant to take the drive to Vancouver for a movie and night out, but I was overwhelmingly surprised. Great food even though I never had ?tappas? before, for the scallops, salad, and Kobe beef were excellent! They had several of my favorite red wines, live music, beautiful setting with an outdoor patio and fire pit as well. We were greeted quickly and with friendly smiles at the Vinetopia door, and even though they were packed, service was impressive, the food was hot, and the wine kept coming. They even had a special wine tasting room (which impressed my boss the second time I went back).
Once you see a movie in high def, you will be hooked! I have been back several times, and the living room theatres are the best for movies (big leather chairs and wait service) but get there early since seats go fast. The owner actually came by (I think he?s a big Duck fan) and introduced himself (Roddy or something), and explained the whole DLP projector concept.. You will see why when you go. Then to top it off, they have free Monday night football with the HDTV ESPN feed in the living room theater...awesome...(and my team won...at least the first time). I HIGHLY recommend this place, and am a steady customer now.
Cinetopia is the best movie and dining experience I have ever had. Even though it is a little more expensive it is such a treat to go to a movie and not have to fight the teenagers that populate other theaters. It was great to have the waiter take our order and serve a wonderful meal along with a relaxing glass of wine, all before the movie even began. I loved the ottomans and seating in the living room theater! The restaurant is very warm and inviting and the wine room is really fun! Be sure to get there a little early to check out the art throughout the building! Make it a date....go tonight!
I love love love this place! Very original, the only place of it's kind. Romantic and relaxed atmosphere, great place to get away from the kids. Wine bar is totally cool, so many different kinds of wines and you can buy just a taste or a whole bottle. My hubby and I could hang out there for days! The tropical garden is so classy and nice. The "fire pit" is also a really romantic place to snuggle (sunken fire place). After we got dinner we saw a movie in the Living Room theatre and the service was fast. The food was very upscale and not very expensive for the quality.
If you want to make you date count this is the place to go, you'll never want to leave!
Pros: Food, service, wine, sound, picture, EVERYTHING!
Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
If you enjoy quality visuals and sound this is a great theatre. If there is a movie where the visuals really matter, then this is the place to go. The popcorn is excellent (pour your own butter from a small selection of flavors). Daytime living room was fun, few in attendance, good service, great ILLY coffee. Trying to organize a group of 25 for a lowtime showing of a movie and received absolutely no assistance with group pricing for 25 adults. If it was a packed movie time, I could understand the reluctance to discount tickets. Yet when we arrived there were only two people that entered the theatre besides our group.
Bottom line; With a friend- yes. With a group- no.
My wife and I have gone to Cinetopia a couple of times and I have always been very happy with the comfortable seating, no kids etc. But last night we ordered dinner. RIDICULOUS! Our meal was $40 and nothing special. The portions were extremely small and it just tasted bad.
So if you want to pay a little more (and we think it's worth it) to see a movie in comfortable seating and order a drink etc. then it's well worth it. But skip the dinner!!
My wife and I paid our premium price for entering a living room theater. The seats were comfortable, the sound and video were good. But I could have had that in the regular auditorium for less than half the price. I had expected (read in reviews) that you could expect servers to take orders for food and drink, etc. I never saw a single server come down to the first row to take an order or bring us a menu the whole time we were in there??? Overall, I can't recommend the living room because the service was non-existant on the evening of 7/22/06.
Pros: Good video and audio with a comfortable chair
Cons: Lousy service for food and drink
My husband and I have gone to Cinetopia many, many times. We try to go on Friday night when we can procure a sitter for our two small children. My husband travels a lot for business, and I'm a stay-at-home mom, so our grownup/date time is limited--we try to make the most of it. The living room is the ONLY way to go. We don't even bother with the grand auditoriums. We once had a nosh prior to the movie (in the theater, not the dining room), but the food was tasteless in miniscule portions at a ridiculously bloated price. Don't bother to eat there. The big deal with Cinetopia is that the living room theaters, besides having huge comfy chairs, is always 21-or-older: No kids kicking your seats, teens whispering and giggling, young college kids with cell phones ringing. It's a WONDERFUL grownup escape. Also, being able to enjoy a cold microbrew (or wine) during the flick is a big bonus! My husband and I go elsewhere to eat a nice meal, then go there for a movie and have a pitcher of beer with the flick. It's a great night out. The main problem with Cinetopia is that there are only three living room theaters, so there are never more than three options if you want to enjoy a no-kids movie. We periodically have to take a few weeks off because they'll run one movie for too long. DaVinci, for example, has been playing in the LR forever. MI:3 was up forever too. For the past three weeks, we've not been able to go because they didn't change their movies and we'd already seen them. My other complaint is that they generally just play the typical big-money movies, nothing artistic or indy. Also, with those huge seats, there are far fewer of them, so they sell out fast. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying tickets a day or so in advance from the site. The new flicks, especially, sell out far in advance (esp the 8pm shows). Get there early: 1.Parking is a pain. 2.The best LR seats (upper 2 rows) fill up fast. Two LR tickets $28, a pitcher of beer $15...but well worth it for what you get...
Pros: LR: No kids, drinks, great seats
Cons: Bad food, too few movie options run for too many weeks
Well, this place is great! For the opportunity to go to a movie and not fight your way out of a row to go to the bathroom, prop up your feet, and no snickering teenagers or screaming kids - I would pay more! To me it's worth the few extra bucks.
It is nice to be able to eat in the theater, but do not expect great service. We had one server in the entire theater, and when we asked for water, he said 'I'll try' and we never got the water. Thats ok; I just went and got one at the food stand. I love the array of options at the food stand and the option to go to dinner at a nice restaurant at the theater. The food menu also changes about once every 3-6 months, which is nice. The food was tasty, but may be too upscale and pricey for some.
And the Wine bar!!! Wow!! As a wine enthusiast, the chance to sample wines, w/o buying the bottle was fabulous. And these selections have changed too, with new selections available whenever we go.
Now I have been to a regular theater here as well, and the seats were just as nice. Overall- a great experience.
Each movie theater has it's own character. One is a huge screen which is very sharp. Others are smaller and even have live entertainment late at night. There is a wine tasting room where you can choose from so many wines, both expensive and cheaper. You can also get a decent meal there; not just popcorn and candy.
The smaller theaters are comparable in quality to Century16, which means very good views and comfortable chairs.
What else could someone offer? A very nice experience. It's your choice how fancy you want to get.
Pros: Good quality theaters, good quality food.
Cons: Long drive for some people.
Our waitress at dinner spilled water all over my husband and barely issued a "oops, sorry". And that was the highlight of the poor service. The food was okay, but I was expecting something a little more impressive for the price. The theatre was fine, but the seating arrangement make it difficult to sit with your friends in groups larger than 2. The desserts were very tasty though.
Cons: value, service
this theater has the most comfortable seating. WOW!!!! high def really makes a different
Pros: seating, servine in theater, butter bar
Great theatre, good food and ok (young) servers. Only downfall is that it is in Vantucky which otherwise is a vast wasteland of strip malls and hill billies!
Pros: movie screens, food choice, quality
I haven't been to a Regal theatre in 5 months! This place is GREAT! All the theatres have reclining leather chairs. The HD screens and sound makes the ultimate experience. When they show a good flick in the living theatres a good glass of wine goes hand and hand. Food portions are definitely small but tasty. Gourmet popcorn (larger kernels than regualer theatres) and butter bar is a great extra. I did their wine tasting 101 class a few months ago and had a GREAT time. The owner of the theatre taught the class! If you're in Portland, this is Worth the drive! Wine list and tasting room is a MUST for the Wine connessiour's.
Pros: HD Screens, Comfortable chairs, Ambiance
Cons: Food portions
I've been all over the world and have only been to a few "high-end" theatres (none in the U.S.) I would gladly pay for better seats anywhere (planes, trains, etc.) why not at the movies. The 21 & over seating in the "Living Room" theatre means no screaming kids or ritalin teenagers. Dinner was great, dishes are small so it gives you a chance to sample several dishes. Along with sampling different wines, this can get spendy but it's so worth it. My only (little) gripe was that the exit signs in the theatre were a bit too bright.
Pros: Dining, wine tasting, Great sound system, Live music
Cons: Shows can sell out, Can get expensive