Toronto's newest cinema serves cocktails & calamari
Cineplex has finally opened its long-awaited adults-only movie theatre. (No, not like that.) The brand-new multiplex, located at the Shops at Don Mills, aims to cater to a more mature clientele with a VIP-styled experience - they'll deliver beer, wine, cocktails, and upscale snacks right to your seat. Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills, located in the outdoor mall's former McNally Robinson Bookstore, contains five screening rooms, which offer reserved seating in big, squishy reclining chairs with plenty of legroom.
As with everything movie theatre-related, you will pay for the privilege - admission to these new screening rooms will be between $7 and $10, on top of existing adult ticket prices. But they seem to get the gouging out of the way quickly, because the actual refreshment prices ain't bad - the Star reports a domestic pint will cost $6.50, and a two-ounce martini is $9.50. The snack offerings, meanwhile, include bruschetta, calamari, and a cheese board from Toronto's own Cheese Boutique.
Instead of highbrow film fare, Cineplex's strategy seems to be to pack the place with crowd-pleasing, lowest-common-denominator flicks; the current slate is Let's Be Cops, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Expendables 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, and one nod to the dramatic genre - The Hundred Foot Journey. All in all, it's a perfect place for date night - right down to the pairs of seats with no armrests in between for all you snugglers out there. Just don't make out for the whole movie, OK? You paid way too much for that.