The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two general-admission tickets to Hollywood Palms Cinema's Naperville location (up to a $16 value).
At Hollywood Palms Cinema—a combination movie theater, restaurant, and bar—moviegoers take in the latest films in themed auditoriums brimming with leather rocking chairs, dining tables, and a full-service wait staff. Real-D digital technology projects new releases in seven unique theaters, whose décor evokes everything from the Mayan jungle’s lush plant life to opulent Egyptian tombs to the sparkling majesty of a dentist’s office. To ensure good seating, patrons should arrive 20–40 minutes before showtime, snagging tickets at the bamboo-roofed box office before traversing the 150-year-old Indian archways leading to the theaters. The full-service lobby bar pours martinis and blended drinks as well as beer and wine, and during the movie, a full wait staff delivers food and further beverages, taking pains not to disturb other patrons by scrawling third-act spoilers on cocktail napkins. Hollywood Palms Cinema's standard policy of a minimum purchase of one food or drink item is waived for Groupon customers.
Hollywood Palms Cinema's ticket prices vary throughout the day and by age. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hollywood Palms Cinema
Hollywood Palms Theater, modeled after Hollywood Boulevard and the legendary Chinese Theater, engages moviegoers with its opulent design, a restaurant and bar, and seat-by-seat service. Winning praise from myriad press outlets, the movie house boasts nine distinctive auditoriums, each dressed to a cinematic theme, including Coconut Grove and The Rainbow Room. Within the confines of each theater, rows of high-backed leather chairs comfortably cradle bodies, while the latest Dolby surround sound swathes ears in the tummy rumbles of on-screen actors. An attentive wait staff takes orders throughout films from an extensive menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, beer, wine, and cocktails.