Friday, October 29, 2010

Cinedine ~ Midtown Crossing Theater

When I first heard about this theater I was very excited. It has been open here in Omaha for about a year (not sure on the exact dates). The best thing that we could have ever done was ASK QUESTIONS!!! Our first time, the employees explained to us the VIP Reserved  theater. There is only one of these theaters out of the six. It's different from the other because one, it has a balcony, and two, it is the largest of the theaters. The VIP Reserved theater is usually playing the hot, new movie of the weekend. The balcony is where you can find the VIP seats. They are $5 more than regular tickets ($8 regular, $13 vip) BUT you get a $5 food/drink voucher. So basically, as long as you plan on getting popcorn, a soda, or perhaps a pizza... it pays for itself!

Not only are the seats incredibly comfortable, but you can order appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and even a glass of wine!! All you have to do is push the button next to your seat. The blue light comes on and your server comes to you. It's pretty great to get a refill on your soda without even leaving the theater. Now you may think that this could get a little noisy. On the multiple occasion I have gone, I haven't noticed any out of the ordinary annoyances.

Here's the best part (besides the wine...) if you purchase VIP tickets, you can do so online, and you actually pick your seats. Your seats are reserved, you can show up 5 minutes before the Harry Potter premiere and not have to fight to find 2 seats next to one another.

A couple things to know....
  • The seats are in 2's... and by that I mean there is a divider between every two seats. So when purchasing the "front two seats" count in twos from the isle to make sure that your seat is next to the person you want to sit next to.
  • VIP Reserved seating chart can be misinterpreted. The front row is NOT the front of the theater. It is the front of the balcony with an entire theater below. I highly suggest sitting in the front row (row FF seats 9 & 10 -- row FF seats 11 & 12) are the best seats in the house!
And what's better than a movie and a great seat, having a cocktail or beer?? Watching the HUSKER GAME!!!! Yep, you heard me right. They show the Nebraska games at the theater for FREE! Seating is first come first serve. And it varies which theater it is shown in.

I definitely recommend checking this theater out. They even have Glo Lounge to have a cocktail before/after the movie. A little like an airport bar, but still....

2 comments:

  1. They have a similar place like that in Kansas City at the Plaza. It's very cool!

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  2. I think that all movie theaters should be like this!!

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