By CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA | Reporter
Dining service in a movie theater is still being debated by those who would rather be uninterrupted and those who live by it.
But a common argument that goes unaddressed is that, in a world where the quality of a film is unpredictable and out of the control of movie houses, at least your stomach will be satisfied at the end of the night.
That approach is exactly what Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas was aiming for as their exclusive Palisadian theater menu was being thought of: never before served items to keep Palisadians happy no matter what film they’re watching.
In an exclusive review by the Palisadian-Post, the Bay Theatre served its very best items that Village-goers should consider eating, even if they weren’t watching a movie that day.
All available at the push of a button, the Palisadian exclusive, Ultimate Kobe Burger, is served with American or Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, Sriracha mayo, lettuce, and tomato, along with a burger’s best friend: french fries.
But if you’re the type to cover your eyes during a movie and don’t want to get your face dirty, the Ahi Tower comes fork ready with rice, Ahi tuna, avocado, crab surimi, seaweed salad, masago, honey wasabi sauce and spicy mayo.
A well-crafted Baja Bowl includes rice with a lime twist, chicken tinga, beans, avocado, cheddar jack cheese, lettuce, tortilla strips, caramelized onions and jalapeños.
For too long, film buffs have been confined to the notso-healthy concessions items of popcorn and hot dogs. For a blockbuster films, these might still be appropriate, but this is 2018 and culinary options are a must.
For vegan options, Spring Rolls composed of lettuce, basil, jicama, cucumber, carrots and a side of homemade Thai tama-
rind peanut sauce, put an end to sneaking in a foil-wrapped burrito in your pocket and passing it off as the latest cell phone.
While Cinépolis has done a great job of changing the culinary landscape of dine-in theaters, they have also thought of the easily overwhelmed, providing cocktail options that keep it simple.
The Texas Mule combines Deep Eddy Vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger beer, mint and lime for something to sip during stressful scenes.
A wine list for enthusiasts that includes full bottles of Quilt Cabernet or Cakebread Chardonnay is also available.
What this carefully crafted menu seems to do is take away the guilt of junk food and raises the luxury cinema experience as a whole—right in our backyard. Cinépolis has tapped into Palisadians high culinary expectations, while filling a void in local cinemas.
And yet, a clean method for eating the Prosciutto Truffle Flatbread while in the theater chair’s full reclining mode remains to be seen.