During our trip to Virginia Beach, we decided to check out Cinema Cafe. Cinema Cafe is a dinner and movie theater concept, which has 4 locations in the area. We decided to take in a movie at the Pembroke Meadows location, which offers older movies at a discounted rate. On Tuesdays, admission is only $1.50. Before noon shows are $1.50. Before 6:00 shows are $2.50. All other times, admission price is $3.99. I highly recommend visiting during one of the discount admission periods as you will also reap the benefits of a less crowded theater!
Cinema Cafe offers a full selection of menu items including pizza, burgers, salads, appetizers, desserts and even alcoholic drinks. The menu is a bit pricey, but so is the food at an ordinary theater and at least you get your choice for meals as opposed to just popcorn and candy. We just ordered a few appetizers – nothing to write home about, but a much better option than popcorn. Be sure to check the website for weekly menu specials.
Movies here are cheaper than a regular theater, so even if you buy food you will still average around the same price. It would have cost us a lot more to see a show at a regular theater and have dinner before/after. The sound and picture quality seemed to be the same as other theaters. As for the movie, we saw “Silver Linings Playbook,” which was definitely a great choice! Definitely recommended!
Overall, Cinema Cafe is a fun choice for those looking for a non-traditional movie experience. The fun aspect of the theater lies in that you get to order for a full menu and even consume drinks during the movie if you wish. Also, a great option for those limited on time as you do not have to find a separate restaurant. I believe Cinema Cafe is a great choice for those vacationing in the area – who wants to stress about where to dine while on vacation?
Cinema Cafe – Pembroke Meadows
758 Independance Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455