(photo is of Athens, GA location)
It’s no secret – the grand opening of Ovation Cinema Grill 9 (Holly Springs Town Center, 320 Grand Hill place, Holly Springs, NC 27540) is almost here. The newly built, state-of-the-art venue will feature Carmike’s acclaimed Ovation Cinema Grill, an innovative full-service cinematic dining experience that brings the convenience of dinner and a movie to every oversized reclining, luxury seat.
Ovation Cinema Grill 9 boasts an extensive menu with over 100 premium food and beverage selections, for guests to enjoy the newest movies like never before. Moviegoers will have service at their seats, and the option to simply push a button and get drinks and food throughout their time in the auditorium. The service is not restricted to meals. You can even order popcorn, sodas, or something from the cocktail lounge in the lobby; which boasts a full service bar. You don’t have to order food to enjoy your movie. If you’d rather go “old school” you can buy your popcorn and treats ahead of time, and go to movie like you would any other theater, just in a lot more comfort. If you decide to order, there is a menu at each seat, and you can call your server from the button located at your seat.
Each theater is filled with leather power reclining seats. The quantity of seats in the theater s range from the upper 70’s up to about 250 seats in the BigD theater. There are 5 different theater sizes between the 9 theaters. The BigD theater is their largest screened theater. It offers a screen that’s over 70 feet wide and three stories tall.
The theater is also equipped with state-of-the-art sound, that will submerge you into your film.
Tickets for your show can be bought ahead of time on line. This could be a good option since every seat in the theater is an assigned seat. If you don’t buy your ticket online, you can still go to the window to buy your ticket, where you’ll still be choosing an assigned seat.
The lounge also includes an outdoor patio section, and an indoor fireplace for those cool nights. You can even go for dinner or drinks, and not see a movie if you choose. The lounge can also be a stop after your movie to grab some dessert.
It’s important to note that the theater is open to all ages at all times. They pride themselves on being family-friendly. Ticket cost is going to be inline with other non-dine-in theaters. They estimate the price will be between $10-$11 per ticket.
The opening date is still a little fuzzy as is par with any construction project. Their best guess is around the third week in August, but it could be slightly earlier or later than that. We’ll keep an eye on it, and let you know through the Suburban Living Magazine Facebook page as soon as we have a solid date.
My how times have changed. This certainly simplifies date night for “Dinner and a movie”. If they only had these back before I could drive…