Carlsbad is now home to not one, but two swanky, souped-up movie theaters with this Friday’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in La Costa Town Square. The company, which was founded in Mexico, debuted in the U.S. in 2011 at Del Mar Highlands Town Center and operates outposts in Vista and in Carlsbad’s Plaza Paseo Real shopping center. The newest Carlsbad location is even bigger, spanning 33,368-square-feet and eight screens.
There’s a lounge and bar in the lobby, but the luxury theater’s entire food and drink lineup can be ordered from inside the screening rooms at any of its 570 fully-reclining leather seats. This branch is the first to feature an expanded menu that includes Brussels sprouts with bacon and soy-chile glaze, fried Wisconsin cheese curds, lobster tacos, Wagyu burgers, salads, and pizza. The bar pours everything from craft beer and wine to specialty cocktails. Also brand new are “bottomless” options, aka all you can drink or eat popcorn, sodas, and I New to the menu are the “bottomless” options such as bottomless sodas, bottomless Icees. and bottomless popcorn.