Just when you thought Lincoln Square was done with its summer expansion, Thursday welcomes the addition of a new 21-plus movie theater and lounge.
The Cinemark Reserve boasts ergonomic electric-powered recliners, a purportedly fancy digital projection setup, wall-to-wall screens and (best of all) a full bar. As if craft beer, wine and cocktails weren’t enough, the grown-up theater will also offer seat-side ordering service throughout showings, so you don’t have to miss Spider-Man web-tying bad guys to tee up sandwiches, salads, quesadillas and fish tacos (among other options) from the full kitchen.
And if you don’t have time for a flick, you can always kick back in the lounge or on the outside terrace to try out the drink and dining options.
“We’re looking forward to offering the downtown Bellevue community a brand new, luxury movie-going experience,” Cinemark CEO Mike Zoradi said in a statement. “[The theater gives] our guests a choice to dine at their seats, enjoy a relaxing dinner in our lobby lounge or grab a craft beer on the terrace after work.”
To kick off opening weekend, the new theater is offering a 2017 Cinemark refillable popcorn bucket and cup full of other Cinemark swag for the first 100 guests to purchase a ticket in the box office or present a receipt of their online purchase.
Tickets to Cinemark’s swankier new theater run $13-$20—not much more than the $10-18 it charges at its existing Lincoln Square theater.
To view movie show times, buy tickets and reserve seats, visit Cinemark.com or visit the box office on the third floor of Lincoln Square South. Don’t forget to hire a babysitter, since the new “luxury” theater—and dinner lounge and terrace—are 21-and-over.
It's been a rough year for Seattle movie theaters, with two beloved theaters closing in June. But the new Cinemark Reserve joins a crop of regional theaters with sweet amenities that put sticky-floored, stale-popcorn pushers to shame.