Alfred Hitchcock once said, “All actors should be treated like cattle,” which he famously exclaimed after noticing the surprising amount of milk the extras on set could yield if given enough grass to chew on. Take in a matinee starring prime Hollywood bovines with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get two movie tickets to a show at the Cobb Plaza Cinema Café 12 on South Orange Avenue (up to an $18 value).
Offering discerning cinephiles a bounteous feast in place of substandard concessions, Plaza Cinema Café offers every moviegoer an expanded menu of freshly prepared, chef-inspired meals. Whether you grab a meal to munch on during The Bourne Infancy, you’ll be unusually comfortable throughout the show, thanks to the cinema’s endless rows of luxurious leather rocking chairs. Plaza Cinema Café screens a variety of films, from big-budget movies about guns and gold to the most endearing indie films.
There’s also a beer-and-wine bar in the theater’s lobby, so you can grab a drink before, during, or right after the flick and discuss whether watching live 3-D documentaries constitutes a cutting-edge cinematic experience or an arrest-worthy offense. Drinks are also allowed during the movie.
Cobb Plaza Cinema Café 12
Moviegoers kick back in tiered stadium seats and absorb unobstructed views of Hollywood’s latest studio releases at Cobb Plaza Cinema Café 12. A Dolby Digital audio system ensconces audiences in a seamless cocoon of sight and sound while couples raise the armrests on their high-backed leather chairs for optimum cuddling. The concession stand entertains taste buds with theater classics such as popcorn, candy, and Coca-Cola along with a full menu of appetizers and features, as well of beer and wine options. Drivers can snag parking spots in the attached garage for $2.50 with validation, and youngsters can pedal their tricycles over to the theater in the summer months for free kiddie showings.