If you like flying first-class, then you’ll love the high-end experience the best movie theaters in LA have to offer. The best of these luxury cinemas include reclining leather seats, spacious leg room — sometimes even beds! — to enhance your viewing pleasure. You’ll also enjoy your favorite films with upscale food and beverage delivered right to your seat.
We’ve scoured the area for the best of these luxury movie theaters so you’ll never have to watch a movie without these first class amenities again!
AMC Marina 6 Dine In
13455 Maxella Ave #270
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
dinein.amctheatres.comFor the 21 and over club, the AMC Marina 6 Dine In Theatres combines cuisine and cocktails for an exciting movie experience in its Cinema Suites. This upscale movie theatre comes complete with plush power recliners and service at the push of a button. An extensive menu includes items such as: appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, tacos and quesadillas, salads, flatbread pizzetas and pizzinis, entrees, desserts and kids’ meals. The full cocktail bar makes going to the movies more fun by serving up martinis, margaritas and more. Be sure to note that all theatre guests must be at least 21 years old though, which makes this adult dining and movie experience a perfect date night or girls’ night out. Grab a drink at MacGuffins bar and lounge area before the show to get the party started.
10840 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
www.iPicTheaters.comFor a truly luxurious movie and dining experience, look no further than iPic Theaters in Westwood. iPic brings the movie-going experience to a whole new level, while making it an affordable luxury experience and is only the second iPic to open in Southern California (after Pasadena). The modern and stylish theater is similar to a luxury hotel with a cool, lounge vibe and is comprised of six-auditoriums and 424-seats. Guests have the choice between premium and premium plus seating, both of which have large leather seats, though the plus seats recline and come with blankets and pillows.
Complimentary popcorn also comes with the premium plus seats, as well as food and beverage service. With just a touch of a button, a “ninja” server will arrive, take your order and deliver gourmet food selections and handcrafted cocktails to your seat. If you’re concerned about disrupting the movie going experience for you or everyone else, the servers are very discreet and the seats are far enough apart that you generally won’t hear other people ordering. Premium seating ticket-holders can purchase food and beverages (including cocktails) direct from Tanzy Express, located on each floor, and bring it into the theatre to enjoy. Of course, premium plus ticket-holders also have the option to grab something at Tanzy Express.
Renowned chef Sherry Yard designed the diverse and locally sourced menu, which includes dishes like salmon tartare in Thai chili cones, potato knishes with caramelized onions and braised pork belly and Swiss chard empanadas. Fresh, seasonal cocktails from award-winning mixologist and master sommelier Adam Seger include house-made syrups, bitters and infusions. Tanzy, the brands signature restaurant, features delicious Italian food created by Chef Bryan Podgorski as Executive Chef (Thomas Keller group).
10850 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
www.landmarktheatres.comLandmark Theatres is the nation’s largest theatre chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film and has been known to show artistic and avant-garde films since its founding in 1974. In addition to promoting independent films, some mainstream movies and blockbusters are shown as well and The Landmark always seems to have a great line-up of films to choose from. Other advantages that draw in a crowd are the gourmet concession items, on-line ticketing, stadium seating with comfortable leather chairs and great customer service. Try watching a movie in one of the Screening Lounges where you can get cozy on one of the comfy couches or loveseats as well. Be sure and reserve your seats and purchase tickets in advance on-line, especially movie premieres, which can sell out quickly. Parking is free for three hours in the underground lot at The Westside Pavilion and many restaurants can be found along Pico Blvd. to grab dinner before a show. The wine bar on-site is huge as well and makes for a great place to gather with friends and socialize after your movie.
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
180 Promenade Way
Westlake Village, CA 91362
www.cinepolisusa.comLocated in the Promenade at Westlake, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas is a profound concept that has changed the movie-going experience. At Cinépolis, you can expect to enjoy reserved seating (select online) as well as an exclusive lobby and restaurant/bar area which is the perfect space to sit back with friends and family before or after your favorite movie. At the lounge, sip on their signature cocktails or enjoy a selection of great gourmet menu items ranging from salads and flat bread pizzas to cheesecakes and ‘Zebra’ popcorn covered in white and dark chocolate. If you’d rather enjoy food while watching your movie, the luxury cinemas offer food at the push of a button. Enjoy waiter service and have your food or drinks brought to you while you sit back and relax. The call waiter button located in the armrest gives you access to a waiter who will provide you with anything your heart desires. Choose from gourmet appetizers and entrees, a full bar with wines spirits and beers, flat bread pizzas, paninis and wraps as well as sushi, seafood and other healthy options. Round out your meal with desserts as well. The theaters offer a perfect combination of high-end relaxation along with modern amenities. All theater auditoriums offer around 70 fully-reclining premium leather seats with the “call-a-waiter” button as well as state of the art digital equipment and sound for guests to enjoy their movie experience.
Soho House West Hollywood
9200 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
www.sohohousewh.comThe Soho House West Hollywood Screening Room is an ideal private theatre for members’ events and screenings and can seat up to 50 people. Founded originally in London in 1995 as a private club for the film, media and creative industries, the Soho House has quickly expanded and the Soho House West Hollywood opened in the Spring of 2010. The space is dramatic and luxurious with deep red velvet armchairs, ottomans with cashmere blankets hidden inside, and a 25-foot communal lounging couch. A private Club Room is also available to host pre/post screening cocktails and movie bites can also be arranged. You must be a member though to access this special screening room. For membership information, visit www.sohohousewh.com. Members should contact email@example.com to book their next screening or event.
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