Some things are just worth a few extra dollars. Being able to watch a movie from a comfortable leather chair while you enjoy a lovely meal or a glass of wine--you'll never go back to the multiplex again.
Cinetopia may have been created for people who love movies, but everyone will love this theater. State of the art video and sound make for a phenomenal viewing experience, but the extras--like leather club chairs and ottomans in the "living room" theaters (which are still well-spaced and in banked seating) or the comfortable large leather chairs in the stadium seating, the enormous amount of leg and arm room, the cleverly designed cupholders, the gourmet popcorn, the previews on a high wall in the lobby, the art exhibits--you may never want to leave.
The food in the restaurant and "living room" theaters is quite good, but the portions are also very small for the price. Think tapas or appetizers rather than meals. But you can also get Pizzicato pizza in the lobby, as well as other dishes and snack foods, and take them into either theater. It's just nice to have the option to have someone wait on you and bring you a bottle of wine, especially for a special occasion.
The crowd is a little more upscale, but that also means a little more, well, pleasant on the whole. You won't have to deal with people talking through your movie or letting their cell phones ring. That alone was worth the extra price of admission for me.
It really is a lovely experience. If I'd designed a movie theater myself, I couldn't have begun to think of everything they managed to include. Go for the matinees if you want a price that is more comparable to the multiplex theaters, but it really is worth it to see a movie in such a great environment. Ånd it's locally owned and operated, which is always a good thing. Enjoy the show!