There is nothing like going to the movies. You may just enjoy just watching a DVD at home or on your device, but it still doesn’t compare to the experience of putting yourself in the theatre. With sophisticated sound systems, cushiony seats, and custom menus, there is nothing like it.
Last week, Jen and I had been invited to experience the CMX Cinema at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie. First we decided which movie to see. Looking through the selection of movies, we selected the Oscar nominated movie , “The Post” Upon arrival, we were greeted and given a tour of the theatre. Everyone was super nice and helpful.
The seats were just like a dream. I don’t even think in first class, they are this comfy. You can actually kick off your shoes and prop up your feet and enjoy your movie. There are places to stash that purse, shoes, and shopping. You can also charge your phone while you watch.
When these people say VIP treatment they mean it. You don’t have to leave your seat, just press a button and your server will take your order from their extensive beverage and food menus. The menu has something for everyone from entrees to the kids menu. The prices are very reasonable too. The Stone Bar has trained mixologists to make any cocktail and also to create something you will enjoy. Wanting to escape the cold, I chose a wine slushie with a rose and vodka mix. Took me to the tropics with its fruity garnish and taste.
We also munched on the cheesiest nachos while we waited for our entrees to come. Jen chose a mammoth cheeseburger with fries and I indulged by getting the filet mignon. That steak was so tender and juicy. I can’t believe they prepare everything there. It was paired with herbed potatoes and crunchy asparagus spears. Delicious !
Finishing up the meal, we pushed the button by our seats and ordered dessert. Jen had a huge chocolate chip cookie that was nice and warm and it was covered with vanilla ice cream. Cheat night was so easy with goodies like my triple chocolate milk shake and get ready for this, they will also make you shakes with liquor in them. That shake was so thick and chocolatey.
With so many choices on the menu, you can theme your meal to your movie. You can also shop following or before your VIP experience. So take a break and treat yourself to a movie and more at CMX Cinema in Skokie.