Cinépolis will make its entry into Northern California on November 22 with the soft opening of Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo. The 837-seat, 10-screen, 50,042-square-foot luxury theatre will serve as the entertainment anchor for Hillsdale Shopping Center.
"We are proud to expand our presence in California with our first theatre in the Bay Area," said Luis Olloqui, chief executive officer of Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas. "The opportunity to be a part of the San Mateo community and partner with the premier shopping destination in the area is very exciting. We look forward to bringing our special high-touch movie-going experience to the neighborhood.”
Theatre auditoriums will offer guests fully reclining leather seats, a full Luxury Cinemas gourmet menu and in-theatre waiter service available via the push of a button. An upscale lounge-style lobby area anchors the entry space complete with seating options for guests to mingle and relax before and after a movie.
The menu will feature chef-driven selections using fresh ingredients, with gluten and vegan-friendly options available. Guests can expect everything from hummus plates, edamame and quesadillas to truffle flatbreads, salads and burgers – all satisfying and easy to eat inside a dim auditorium. Cinépolis will also offer a full bar menu that includes craft beer, specialty cocktails and a hand-selected wine program.
In the upcoming months, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo will open a 101-seat auditorium featuring ScreenX, the world's first multi-projection theatre technology. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by utilizing a proprietary system that expands images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience.
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo, the brand's ninth cinema in California, will screen movies seven days a week with ticket prices ranging from $10-16 for adults and reduced pricing for children. The cinema will offer special deal days for loyalty members along with other specially priced offerings like their Tuesday Cinépolis Handpicked series featuring carefully curated alternative programming ranging from your favorite classics and nostalgic oldies to special concert events and seasonal favorites.