Cineplex Odeon VIP booze

More booze coming to Toronto movie theatres

Soon after we learned that the Bloor (Hot Docs) Cinema successfully applied for a liquor licence, there's news that Cineplex Odeon is looking to enrich your theatre-going experience. Coming to Toronto next year (and into 2014) are three new 19+ VIP theatres, the highlight of which will be a five-screen complex at the Shops at Don Mills. Other locations on the dockett right now include Yonge & Eglinton (already home to a Sliver City) and the Queensway Cineplex.

At present, Cineplex's only offering of this kind in Toronto is the Varsity VIP. Having watched my fair share of films there, I can assure you that this is most welcome news. While drinking isn't exactly a necessity at the movies, it sure does make it more fun — especially when the film is a total dud. Tickets for these VIP theatres will likely be a bit more expensive (as is the case at the Varsity), but when you factor in the more comfortable seats, the wonder of wine, and the in-seat food service, there's ample justification for the premium.

What do you think? Will the presence of booze woo you to the VIP movie-going experience?

Photo by sniderscion in the blogTO Flickr pool


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

The best and worst Cineplex movie theatre locations in Toronto

Toronto high school student just won a major film award

You can watch free movies under the stars at Union Station this summer

These are all the free outdoor movies screening at Christie Pits this summer

Watch free outdoor movies in Toronto parks this summer

TIFF is pulling the plug on their ambitious new exhibition

Toronto's free movie festival by the lake was just cancelled after almost a decade

Elton John biopic Rocketman is screening in Toronto this month