By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer
After much anticipation since the closing of Bogart’s Bar and Grill inside Cinemark Palace 20 and XD in Boca Raton, Movie Bistro has finally opened its doors to the public.
Movie-goers can once again do dinner (or lunch) and a movie at their leisure without having to leave the theater. Movie Bistro, open daily at 10 a.m., is located on the Premier level of Cinemark smack dab in the center of the six Premier level theaters where comfy balcony seating, seat-side tables for food and drink, and complimentary popcorn will have you swearing you’ll never visit a “regular” movie theater ever again.
Guests can come and go to Movie Bistro, even if they aren’t seeing a movie, to enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour and/or dessert. Menu highlights include classic comfort food such as fettuccine alfredo with creamy garlic sauce and pulled pork sliders; fresh seafood like grilled mahi mahi with mango salsa, asparagus and oven-roasted potatoes and pan-seared salmon with roasted Brussels sprouts and wild rice; hand-crafted pizza with house-made dough; and vegetarian options including the southwest black bean burger and fried zucchini.
The totally remodeled, full-service restaurant seats 249 guests and features a large bar seating 34, hi- and low-top tables, TVs throughout the dining area, and a game room (for those 16+) with two billiard tables, a 12-foot shuffleboard table and two foosball games. But that’s not all — there is also an intimate VIP Screening Room adjacent to said game room, where guests can reserve a space for up to 29 of their friends, family or colleagues for a one-of-a-kind viewing party. The private room features innovate electric recliners with in-seat call buttons as well as — wait for it — seat warmers. Yes, you read that correctly. You will never have to worry about being too cold while enjoying a flick in Movie Bistro’s VIP Screening Room. VIP guests will be privy to in-theater wait staff as well as state-of-the-art, built-in presentation equipment, making this an ideal location for business events, corporate meetings, holiday and birthday celebrations and more.
Even general admission guests can now enjoy an enhanced experience, as the Cinemark Palace 20 and XD complex has remodeled the lower-level auditoriums to include all-reserved electric reclining Luxury Lounger seating, wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems, and RealD 3D capability. The XD auditorium features the number one largest private label Premium Large Format in the world with the largest screen in the theater and surround sound. The concession stands have also been upgraded, and now include more snacks options, as well as wine, beer and frozen alcoholic drinks.
Need a day/night out but can’t find a babysitter for the little ones? Cinemark offers childcare in the main lobby on select days and times, which could be a total lifesaver for some. The main lobby also has a game room, open to all ages. Special prices are available for Early Bird, Senior Mondays and Discount Tuesdays.
Movie Bistro at Cinemark Palace 20 and XD is located at 3200 Airport Road in Boca Raton. Please note that Premier level movie tickets, as well as entrance into Movie Bistro is 18+ after 5 p.m. daily.
The new space has a modern, retro feel with bright colors and a atmosphere where you can’t help but have a good time. And with food and drinks, games and movies all at your fingertips, why wouldn’t you?