Friday, August 29, 2008
Style File: Cinebistro
A night at the movies usually means nachos and a soda and a kid kicking your chair. Well, a new cinema in town is stepping things up with a gourmet menu, cushy love seats and no one under 21 allowed. In tonight's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey takes us to dinner and a movie at Cinebistro.
WSVN -- Dinner at the movies usually consists of popcorn, a big soda and candy. Well, hold on to your Raisinettes, those days are so over.
Cinebistro at the Dolphin Mall is rolling out the red carpet with a posh new take on dinner and a movie.
Alexandria Avendano: "We're basically a movie theater where you can actually eat dinner right before the movie starts."
The way it works is you arrive 30 minutes before the movie, grab a theater seat that's equipped with a swivel table and let them wait on you. Servers take your order with these wireless PDA devices, and your food is out before the movie starts.
Alexandria Avendano: "We actually do have a gourmet menu and a couple of our featured items are the steak churrasco, yellow tail snapper margarita, queso and carne platter and desserts as well."
Alejandro Prinz: "I keep coming back because I like the service, and I like being able to eat and drink."
Another big score, you can order beer and cocktails, which means no one under 21 is allowed. Do that math, and you'll see it adds up to no kids kicking your seat or mobs of chatty teenagers.
Whitney Mullon: "I think that's one of the main reasons to come here, you're not going to have any distractions like that and what other theater can you have an alcoholic beverage?"
And most theaters don't have these.
Alexandria Avendano: "We do have these reclining leather seats. We have ottomans in all our theaters, so you can put your feet up and relax."
Roxanne Mullon: "Movie seats are normally gross, not here. These seats are wonderful."
There's also a swanky lounge area and a bar where old black and white movies run, and if you don't want to eat at your movie seat, there's another dining spot, but with cushy chairs like these we say cuddle up and enjoy the movie.
Belkys Nerey: "Now, all this luxury will cost you more than an average movie. During the week, tickets are $15; weekend tickets are $17 and make reservations, this place has been selling out fast on weekends."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Cinebistro at the Dolphin Mall
11471 NW 12th St.