The movies is where we go to get lost. We’re a gregarious lot and one that can stand being cooped up in front of a television set for only so long. Compared to what they soak you for to attend the opera or live theater, movies are still your best entertainment value.
Luxury movie theaters are sweeping the nation these days, often with impressive food menus, creative cocktails, craft beer, and wine all made to order from the comforts of your oversized reclining chair. Gone are the days of being limited to overly buttered popcorn, candy, and hot dogs. Now, you can have a premium dining experience at the cinema! Need an idea for your next date? Check out one of these spots below!
CINÉPOLIS LUXURY CINEMAS DEL MAR
12905 EL CAMINO REAL, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Located in Del Mar Highlands Town Center – Cinépolis Del Mar offers exquisite cocktails, alluring design and incredible dining. Cinépolis made its Del Mar Highlands debut in 2011 and underwent full renovation in 2017. We now have 11 auditoriums with 713 seats and offer alcohol service in select auditoriums. Cinépolis Del Mar was voted the best movie theater 3 years in a row by UT San Diego and continues to be a North County staple among moviegoers.
THEATRE BOX – DOWNTOWN
Formerly the Pacific and Reading cinema building in downtown, Theatre Box is the newest luxury cinema to open in San Diego. The theater also includes eateries Sugar Factory American Brasserie and Chocolate Lounge in its lobby. The venue offers Instagramable dishes like the Donut Burger and Rainbow Sliders, and cocktails like Frozen White Chocolate Rock Candy Grasshopper and or Frozen Chocolate Bacon S’mores cocktail.
The Lot – Liberty Station & La Jolla
THE LOT Liberty Station & La Jolla provides guests with the utmost in service, high-quality dining and cinema experience. With luxury leather theater recliners; a social cocktail scene and fantastic breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-theater dining options. Created to honor the past, as well as current, leading-edge design, THE LOT Liberty Station also features a completely glass-enclosed café, bar and restaurant space that lends itself to an eclectic balance of reinvented use in a rehabilitated historic building.
AMC – La Jolla, Chula Vista & Poway
Enjoy a movie with a brew or a cocktail all while sitting in a plush reclining seat that is reserved just for you. Tickets start at just $14.99, making it a more affordable option when compared to other luxury theatres in San Diego. At the Poway location, you can enjoy dine-in delivery right to your seat, with a menu featuring gourmet options all at affordable prices.