Upper-class theaters coming to U.S.

A new deluxe movie cinema is set to open this October in suburban Chicago, one of 50 multiplexes set for construction in the U.S. over the next five years. These new theaters will offer plush reserved reclining armchair seats with footrests, a lounge and bar serving cocktails and appetizer, and upscale food and beverage offerings with seat-side waiter service.

You’ll get to pick your seats online and simply pull your car up to valet service. When you get to your arm-chair reclining seats, just push a button and your server will show up to take your order from a gourmet menu.

Some of this is already offered in the estimated 300 premium theaters around the country, but what Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinema hopes to bring to the table is a 40-seat-maximum patron capacity and an even higher-end atmosphere. Each complex will typically house eight screens, and will be housed in high-end shopping centers and malls.

So how much will this high end experience cost? An estimated $35 a ticket ($25 for matinee) ! The only way I would pay $35 to see a film was if they guaranteed people in the audience wouldn’t talk through the entire movie, or make really loud chewing sounds by eating with their mouth completely open ^_^