Imagine sitting back in in some of the most relaxing recliners while watching your favorite stars on the big screen. To make that deal even sweeter, add the the ease of simply pushing a button to order food and beverages. Yep, that’s right! I said ordering food and drinks right from your recliner INSIDE the movie theater, and you don’t have to get up and go pick it up from the lobby. I do not know about you, but that sounds like a pretty sweet deal!
There is nothing quite like the escape that you get when you go to the movie theater. Trying to mimic that at home is hard. First and foremost, I do not have the space for a giant screen in my home or wall space to use a projector. I also can’t seem to replicate the taste of movie theater popcorn. There is just something about the ambiance of the movie theater experience that you just can’t get at home. Movies are meant to be experienced on the big screen!
Last night my husband and I got to attend the VIP Grand Opening party for Ovation Cinema Grill in Lawrenceville, Georgia. From the moment we entered through the doors, we knew this was going to be the place where we would want to come to experience all that big screen has to offer! What sets this place apart is that it does not look like your typical movie theater. The lobby is not filled with a concession stand and ticketing counters. Instead, it has a nice help desk and a ticketing kiosk to the left. To the right you will find a cocktail lounge with a full service bar that includes craft beers from the following local breweries: SweetWater Brewing Company, Red Brick Brewing Company, Eventide Brewing (Atlanta), Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur), Creature Comforts Brewing Company (Athens), Terrapin Beer Company (Athens). The seating is attractive and inviting. It is seriously the perfect place for dinner and a movie! Date night has found it’s home!
Ovation Cinema Grill 11 is an innovative, full-service cinematic dining experience from Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ-CKEC). Ovation Cinema Grill 11 offers an extensive menu with more than 100 premium food and beverage selections to enjoy while watching Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Their menu is an American Bistro inspired menu with a focus on unique, fresh quality ingredients. Moviegoers can order food and drinks from the comfort of their recliner with a push of a button and get service in their seats until the final credits.
We had the chance to sample many of their food items last night, and they AHMAZING! The Boom Boom Shrimp, hand-breaded fired shrimp tossed in their signature “boom-boom” sauce, was the perfect pop of spice. The Bone-in Pig “Wings,” flash fried with a honey garlic drizzle, was finger licking good. My personal favorite was the Pear and Gorgonzola flatbread pizza. Oh my gosh! With sliced fancy pears, cherrywood bacon, caramelized onions, mozzarella and Gorgonzola cheese topped with an aged balsamic glaze, I seriously could not get enough of this!
They do offer a Kids Menu. It features chicken tenders, mini corn dogs, cheese quesadilla, and flatbread pizza. Popcorn is also available from you seat as well, and they don’t just offer regular movie theater popcorn. They also have cheddar and caramel.
The newly-built, state-of-the-art venue will feature reserved seating with plush, luxury recliners and a critically-acclaimed BigD auditorium, the premium large screen format that boasts a screen more than 70 feet wide and three stories tall. My husband immediately stated..”This may be trouble!” The seats were so comfortable that one could literally fall asleep! Of course, there was no sleeping. The Big D Experience made sure of that. With the ENORMOUS screen and the Dolby 5.1 surround system, you could literally feel the movie. What do I mean by that? We watched Sully last night. I literally felt like I was right there in New York along the Hudson River watching this plane land in person.
If you are looking for a fresh new idea for your special date nights, this has to be added to your list of MUSTS! Ovation Cinema Grill is not just for couples. They offer a wide variety of theaters that accommodate movie goers. “Ovation Cinema Grill 11 is the perfect place for friends, family and neighbors to gather and enjoy the best in-theatre experience possible,” said Rob Collins, Chief Marketing Officer of Carmike Cinemas. With sensory friendly films to family theaters, this place is taking the experience of a movie theater to whole new level. It is one you will not want to miss either! I am thinking it is probably going to become one of your preferred methods for watching your favorite movie stars on the big screen! I know it is for my family now.
Please visit www.ovationcinemagrill.com for menu and more information.
About Carmike Cinemas
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and alternative programming and is one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. Carmike has 276 theatres with 2,954 screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 55 premium large format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 32 “BigDs,” 21 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain” Carmike’s primary focus is mid-sized communities. Visit www.carmike.com for exact showtimes and to purchase tickets.