2/28 UPDATE: We went tonight to see Slumdog Millionaire in the Premiere VIP section. Wow, what a beautiful theater! These balcony seats are very roomy and comfortable. Our overall experience was excellent.
Our seats were purchased in advance on the Internet. So we walked up to the self service machines, I slid my credit card through and within seconds our tickets were printed. Loved not having to wait in a line!
We walked around a bit and checked out the arcade on the first floor. Somewhat small, but large for a movie theater arcade. There was an air hockey table and probably around a dozen games in there.
On the 2nd floor is Bogart's Bar and Grill. Already quite popular. The wait was 25 minutes tonight so we did not eat at a table, but we did order from the Bogart's "premier" concession stand adjacent to the bar. In fact, I spent $60 on food and drinks there tonight, a personal record!
For the first time in my life I ate sushi in the movie theater (the tuna roll was a bit bland though) and my wife had a glass of champagne, fried calamari, grilled artichokes, portabella mushroom flatbread (or pizza) and steak skewers, topped off with popcorn. She didn't tell me how the food was probably because she was chewing for 2 hours straight. That must mean she enjoyed it.
Bogart's is not yet allowed to sell alcohol at the consession stand. But the full bar had great service and they let us bring the drinks into the VIP seats.
The concession stands downstairs had more typical movie food. It looked pretty good. In fact, next time I go, I'll be ordering the hot dog and curly fries for $7. That would have been more fulfilling than my sushi roll.
The movie itself was unbelievable. No wonder it won Best Picture. Just amazing. And the clear picture and perfect sound made the experience outstanding.
The exterior of the theatre is also beautiful and there is a nice connection between the new section of The Oaks mall and Muvico. In fact, The Oaks has a large outdoor section now that looks really top notch. Beautifully done.
A correction to a previous statement made in this post...there is no children's playroom at the T.O. Muvico. Certain other Muvico theaters have playrooms, but not this one.
Baby Tuesdays at Muvico! Free admission for babies 3 and under on Tuesdays, doors open at 9:30 a.m. and movie starts at 10 a.m. Matinee pricing for parents, diaper stations in restrooms, brighter lighting for seat access, protective sound level w/babies in mind.
2/26 UPDATE: Here is a direct link to where you can buy seats to the new Muvico Theater in advance: www.muvico.com/default.asp?t=65. I splurged and bought the "Premiere VIP (21 and over)" seats for $22 (includes $1 surcharge per ticket). Pricey, but hey, ya get really exclusive seating and free popcorn!
Take a look at the website. Pick your movie and movie time and tickets, and for VIP and Reserved seating you get to pick your own seats, just like booking airline flights online! Pretty cool!
Muvico Grand Opening Weekend begins on Friday, February 27th at The Oaks in Thousand Oaks! Muvico's 14-screen, 109,000 square foot theater will complement the graceful Southern California architectural design of the new and improved The Oaks. And more great news for the local economy! Hey, our 401(k) plans may be down 50%, but we can splurge a bit on local entertainment, right?
These theaters are state-of-the-art, with curved wall-to-wall screens and all digital, Sony Premier 4K (high definition) Digital Projection technology. Muvico will also feature Bogart's Bar & Grill, an upscale restaurant along with a full-service bar. And there's a lot more...check out http://go.muvico.com
Or better yet, buy tickets starting February 24th by visiting the Muvico website at www.muvico.com. This should be a really big event as it has been several years in the making! for an overview.
Muvico Pepsi Experience and Reserved Seating
The Premier - (Ages 21 and older only. Valid ID required prior to entry.)
Admission includes reserved seating, a voucher for the Premier concession or Bogart's Bar & Grill, and Free popcorn