Watching a movie on the big screen makes the audience feel like they’re really there with the characters, especially during climactic popcorn-eating scenes. Chew and view with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a movie outing for one at Cinema Cafe in Hampton (up to an $11.74 total value). The outing includes:
- One movie ticket (up to a $6.95 value)
- One large popcorn (a $4.79 value)<p>
Cinema Cafe’s combination theater and restaurant plies moviegoers with premier Hollywood flicks and sumptuous gourmet snacking. Large popcorn in hand, guests stroll into tiered auditoriums and settle into traditional high-backed viewing thrones. Running between the rows, communal tables buttress snacks and facilitate easy munching and soda-pop stealing. Should Groupon buyers hunger for more than popcorn, they can shell out for full theater service, as waiters deliver dishes and beverages from the café menu. Though the costs are not included in this deal, Cinema Cafe entertains guests with an onsite 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.