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Cinema in Style: Luxury Movie Theaters in San Diego

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Luxury movie theaters are sweeping the nation these days, often with impressive food menus, creative cocktails, craft beer, and wine all made to order from the comforts of your oversized reclining chair. Gone are the days of being limited to overly buttered popcorn, candy, and hot dogs. Now, you can have a premium dining experience at the cinema! Need an idea for your next date? Check out one of these spots below!

Theatre Box – Downtown

Formerly the Pacific and Reading cinema building in downtown, Theatre Box is the newest luxury cinema to open in San Diego. The theater also includes eateries Sugar Factory American Brasserie and Chocolate Lounge in its lobby. The venue offers Instagramable dishes like the Donut Burger and Rainbow Sliders, and cocktails like Frozen White Chocolate Rock Candy Grasshopper and or Frozen Chocolate Bacon S’mores cocktail.

The LOT – Liberty Station

THE LOT Liberty Station provides guests with the utmost in service, high-quality dining and cinema experience, with luxury leather theater recliners; a social cocktail scene and fantastic breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-theater dining options. Created to honor the past, as well as current, leading-edge design, THE LOT Liberty Station also features a completely glass-enclosed café, bar and restaurant space that lends itself to an eclectic balance of reinvented use in a rehabilitated historic building.

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas

With multiples locations throughout San Diego, Cinepolis is the premiere luxury theatre provider. Here you’ll find exceptionally plush reclining seats, in-theatre dining services, a full bar, and the best sound & projection technology out there. While ticket prices are slightly higher than others, this is more than made up with incredible food, service, and overall comfort.

Arclight Cinemas – La Jolla

Part of the UTC Mall, Arclight Cinemas gives moviegoers a unique movie experience with reserved seating, modern decor, and a full bar stocked with plenty of different craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Here you’ll find wider plush seats, though they aren’t the reclining kind like most luxury theatres. The concessions stand also offers gourmet snacks and treats to accompany your movie experience.

AMC Theatres – La Jolla, Chula Vista & Poway

Enjoy a movie with a brew or a cocktail all while sitting in a plush reclining seat that is reserved just for you. Tickets start at just $14.99, making it a more affordable option when compared to other luxury theatres in San Diego. At the Poway location, you can enjoy dine-in delivery right to your seat, with a menu featuring gourmet options all at affordable prices.

Regal Carlsbad 12

This recently built 12-screen movie theatre is packed with all the amenities to make your visit to the movies unlike any other you’ve experienced. With comfy recliners, reserved seating, cutting edge projection and sound technology all for a ticket costing $12, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better bargain. You’ll also be able to get an ice cold beer or wine, along with some solid food options along with your standard popcorn and candy.


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