The NEW VIP Experience
Avenida Escazu Mall
(JUST East of CIMA in San Rafael de Escazu in Costa Rica)
As far as I'm concerned -
Doing the VIP Theater at Nova Cinema is the
ONLY ONLY ONLY
way to see a movie!!
Once you try the VIP Theatre, it WILL be challenging to sit through a movie in any other basic movie theater!!!!
THE VIP EXPERIENCE!!! LOCATION!! LOCATION!! LOCATION!!
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!!
Recently opened, this 46 seat theatre is a REAL VIP EXPERIENCE!!!! It has REAL Leather RECLINERS, LoveSeat Recliners and regular couches!! Even DURING the movie - waiters come around and serve you!!
My first experience was going to celebrate my/other Gemini Birthdays with 20 friends and acquaintances and the opening of THE HOT "Sex in the City 2!!" There could not have been a better show to break my virgin VIP Experience than with this movie as TOTAL DECADENCE IS what the WHOLE movie was about!!!
Many of us donned our funkies/finest shoes and had a BLAST!!!
HOW IT WORKS:
Go to the ticket office and order/pay for your tickets. NOTE (a hint we didn't know about) - Seats are RESERVED in this theatre so make sure you're together and if you desire a Love Seat - let them know. I believe #1 was on the most Westerly side and there were only I believe 8 rows total.
Then a staff member ESCORTS you up to the tres chic VIP LOUNGE! This is a BEAUTIFUL lounge where you can enjoy the various "snack bars" serving everything from Pannini's, Wraps, Sushi, Pizza, Nachos, CARMEL Corn Popcorn + and a bar that has wine, beer and Spirits INCLUDING Cosmopolitans, Apple Martinis and Margaritas in honor of this movie (you pay extra of course!)!! You can hang around there (if memory serves me [and it IS iffy!], it opens about 30 minutes before the start of the movie) or go inside into what feels like your own private showing with just 46 SPACIOUS, NEW, electric, LEATHER, RECLINERS and Love Seats (I swear it went into a full laying position!!) and a few Couches as well!!
While your sitting back ENJOYING, your WAITER comes and asks if he/she can SERVE YOU!!!! (this even happens unobtrusively DURING the movie!!).
I opted for the I think it was the Tuna, Mango Salsa Wrap and a Cosmopolitan (in honor of THE drink I think made most famous from the Sex in the City TV show!)!!! TASTY and I think it was around 3,400-colones or so. Quite reasonable considering the surrounds/ambience!!
This is TRULY a VIP EXPERIENCE and now that I've experienced it, I can't see going back to the old cramped movie theatres!!
It's WELL worth the few extra $$s!! Heck - I'M WORTH EVERY EXTRA PENNY of it!!! (in the states these theatres [what few there are of them. Funny - Costa Rica has 2 of them!!! The other I never got to because it was about an hour from me at the Cinepolis VIP TerraMall] are $20-$40+ DOLLARS!!)
WHAT ELSE DOES NOVA THEATRES HAVE???
They're home to Costa Rica's FIRST iMAX THEATER as well as 2 other theatres in 2D and 3D!! See my posting on that from their opening at http://LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-imax-theatre-in-escazu-san-jose.html