Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience unrequited love with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a movie outing at Cinema Cafe, valid only at their Hampton location (up to a $10.64 value). The package includes:
- One ticket to any weekday or weekend matinee or evening show (up to a $6.95 value)
- A large soda (a $3.69 value)<p>
Cinema Cafe welcomes audiences into a combination movie theater and restaurant that enlivens eyes with an extensive schedule of current feature films and tongues with simultaneous snacking. Guests stroll into premiere Hollywood releases and settle into high-backed, traditional theater chairs to enjoy the film and collect autographs from star employees. Each theater comprises tiers of stadium seating, with long communal tables running through the rows. During each feature, the wait staff bestows full theater service, taking orders and delivering dishes from an extensive restaurant menu. Customers can sip from an included large soda while padding stomachs with salads, pizzas, and sandwiches bedecked in eclectic toppings and tomatoes carved into busts of Marlon Brando. Though not included in this deal, Cinema Cafe entertains guests pre- and postscreening with an on-site mini bowling alley and arcade.
From its five locations around Hampton Roads, Cinema Cafe combines old-fashioned American cuisine with first- and second-run films. The multisensory experience has garnered the movie houses a number of gold medals in the Virginian-Pilot's Best of Hampton Roads awards several years in a row. Thanks to a roaming wait staff, diners can place their orders mid-film and enjoy them right in the theater, a practice that discourages pizza scalpers from stalking customers in the lobby.