Cinepolis Luxury Cinema, the first movie theater to call Inglewood home in nearly 30 years, made a splashy opening this week as the first tenant to open and welcome guests at Hollywood Park with a private opening reception where guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and a screening of their choice between “Barbie” and “Mission Impossible”.
The 12-screen (all cutting-edge laser projection, including 1 IMAX screen), 1,236-seat, 55,137-square-foot luxury concept is the first tenant to open at Hollywood Park, which is being built by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke and is the largest urban mixed-use mega development under construction in the Western U.S.
Reclining in all-leather seats, moviegoers are able to order food and drinks from their seats at the push of a button. The new location is among the first theaters in the world to offer in-theater dining and IMAX® with Laser, an unparalleled state-of-the-art moviegoing experience that delivers crystal clear IMAX laser projection and next generation IMAX precision sound to transport moviegoers into blockbuster films like never before.
No one was more excited about the theaters much anticipated official opening than Cinepolis CEO Luis Olloqui.
“We’re super excited,” Olloqui told L.A. Focus. “And more so when you see everything being here built? When we decided to build a theater around four years ago, we saw that there were not really any theaters in this great city. As we continue to innovate our concepts to meet the needs of our ever-evolving moviegoers, we are exceptionally thrilled to introduce such a special cinema experience to the Inglewood community.”
The Dallas-based theater chain opened its first luxury dine-in theater in Del Mar, CA in July 2011 and has some of the top performing dine-in movie theaters in the country.
“What we try to offer is different in terms of the quality of the seats, the design of the screens, —the quality of the food,”Olloqui continued. “It’s a little more upscale without being super expensive.”
The Inglewood Cinepolis features sophisticated interior décor with a stylish open-air lounge and Sports Bar showcasing modern, elegant furnishings and big screen TVs, complete with dining options for guests to mingle and relax before and after movies, concerts and sporting events.
The theater also includes a full bar and kitchen, with the menu ranging from snacks to burgers, sandwiches, pizza, wings, tacos and Asian bowls. Rotating daily discounts will be offered along with happy hour, half-price theater tickets every Tuesday and $6 Bloody Marys and mimosas on Sundays. Ticket prices ranging from $9-$19 depending on day of week and showtime.
In celebration of the grand public opening, all ticketed guests will receive a complimentary popcorn on opening day (while supplies last) Friday, July 21.