If you’ve never been to a Cinepolis movie theatre you don’t know what you’re missing. I mean it. Picture it—big leather armchairs that recline to a sleeping position. Stadium-style rows with food and beverage service direct to your seat. Armrests that move up so two people can cuddle up as if they were on a couch at home. Wait, there’s more. Some of the theaters at Cinepolis are for ages 21 and up. That means the wonderful wait staff will bring you a cocktail, craft beer, glass of wine or even a bottle of champagne and let you drink it at your seat. Pair that with a great movie and it’s pure cinematic bliss. Seriously, it’s my favorite date night. And now, Hotel Indigo, the contemporary boutique hotel in Del Mar with ocean views, has had the brilliant idea of creating a hotel package around Cineopolis. It’s called Date Night. (In case my husband is reading this blog post – John, this package would be a perfect Valentine’s Day present…)
DEAL: The Date Night package includes overnight stay with a handful of room options, two tickets to Cineopolis ($39), a bottle of champagne waiting in your room upon arrival, two breakfast certificates for the restaurant or delivered to your room and an indulgent 1p.m. check out. Rates start at $194.
DATES: Throughout the month of February, 2014
TESTED: Since I’m a San Diego North County local and frequent Cineopolis regularly – I happen to know that the Del Mar Cinepolis is a lot less crowded during the week. Parking can get really competitive on the weekend so I tested the Date Night package for the Tuesday after Valentine’s Day (Feb 18-19). Sure enough, the package was there. I found a 12.5% tax but no resort fee and parking is free as well. The package came to $218.25 after taxes.
TIPS: You have lots of great menu options at Cineopolis from sliders and flatbread to salads and wraps. But trust me, you don’t want to order a salad. Why? It’s very hard to eat in the dark. There are some great restaurants in the same shopping center as the Cinepolis Del Mar so treat yourself to dinner at Devanti Enoteca or Searsucker.
Have fun and let me know what movie you saw.