At drive-in theaters, the best seats are reserved for punctual elitists and fashionably late monster trucks. Avoid the perils of Hobbesian parking battles by settling into a cozy seat with today's Groupon to the Cinemart Cinemas' movie theater or Theater Café in Forest Hills. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pasta, sandwiches, and more at the Theater Café.
- For $4, you get one movie ticket (a $9 value).
Nestled next to the historic Cinemart Cinemas, the Theater Café serves a varied menu of comforting eats in a warm and welcoming setting. Nosh on handheld eats such as a lountza-halloumi panini filled with smoked pork loin and goat cheese ($7.50), or dig into fork-fillers such as ravioli florentine ($9.99) filled with enough fresh vegetables to silence even the scoldiest mothers. Sample a dazzling array of delectable desserts such as creamy hazelnut mousse ($5.50) and homey apple strudel ($4.50) paired with smooth sips of international coffee. Of-age diners can partake of the café's full bar with selections of beer, wine, and spirits, including ample options of fruity-flavored martinis such as red apple, peach, and melon ($7.50 each).
Film afficionados may opt instead for a film ticket to Cinemart's enviable art-house. In business since 1925, the cinema boasts five state-of-the-art auditoriums, complete with Dolby Digital sound systems that make audible even the faintest background bird chirp or muffled key-grip cough. The movie house runs both mainstream blockbusters and high-quality independent features, and the eclectic selection is rotated bi-weekly on a Lazy Susan in a Tilt-O-Whirl to ensure optimal film freshness. Cinemart lays claim to being Queens's oldest independently owned movie house, and its retro-inspired lobby, complete with checkered floors and neon lighting, is sure to evoke memories of illicit cinematic teenaged jaunts to pre-screenings of Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Gift up to five screenings to a budding film critic, or stock up for guaranteed entertainment the next time your corgi chews through the cable wire.
- I enjoy small local theaters...Place is small and cozy. – Namrata A., Yelp
- The atmosphere is awesome. I love coming here to just relax and have a cup of coffee. Its close to home, and its a nice way to "get out of the house". The staff is super friendly. I really like coming here. – Monique R., Yelp