Monday, November 21, 2011

iPic Theaters: The Best, Complete "Dinner-and-a -Movie" Experience And So Much More! (Around The Sound)

It is with great excitement that I bring you information about the wonderful dining and entertainment experience available at iPic Theaters Redmond location, located at the Redmond Town Center.  And I'm also bringing you a brand new feature here on Wendi's Book Corner: Around The Sound: Great Places Around Seattle, where I'll be showcasing some of the great places to go in and around Seattle, Washington.  For this first installment of Around The Sound, I've got something quite amazing and special for you.

Mid August I had the pleasure of attending a dinner-and-a-movie style celebration with my husband at iPic Theater here in Redmond, Washington.  If you have not heard of them, take note!  They specialize in providing a high-quality theater experience at an affordable price.  They bring great movies and gourmet food together in one place, allowing you to eat a cooked meal and drink various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages right at your own seat.  All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Truthfully, I've been slow in writing about this because I'm NOT going to do it justice - the iPic Theater experience is simply amazing!... Don't believe me? Read on!  But first, I want to capture your attention...

Photos from iPic Redmond on Facebook: Front Marquee, Hallway, Premium and Premium Plus Seating
Photos from iPic Redmond on Facebook: Reception/Tickets, Salt Lounge, Wine Towers
Photos from iPic Redmond on Facebook: Red Carpet Fizz, Ale Battered Chicken, Caesar Spears
Now that I have your attention, here are just a few highlights of iPic Theater in Redmond:
Membership is FREE and comes with lots of great perks
Reserved Seating (GREAT for popular movies)
Purchase your tickets online or at the theater
Premium Plus Seats include full service
Salt Lounge (drinks, food, great meet-up spot)
Tanzy Express (chef prepared food)
Wine Towers (Great to taste new wines)
Just want to stop in for a glass of wine, or drinks/food at the Salt lounge, go for it!
Must be 21+ Years Old (unless you are hosting a special event)
Available for special events
Able to showcase almost any media (games, movies, presentations, etc)
Not only do they show movies, but they will serve you appetizers, meals, drinks (mixed drinks, pop, wine, etc) and popcorn all at your seat (available with Premium Plus seating).  Food and drink prices are very reasonable, with the most expensive thing on the menu costing $18 (Filet Slider Trio), while most items are between $9 and $13.

Kevin and I saw Cowboys and Aliens during our first visit to iPic for our Anniversary.  When we arrived, we had the opportunity to tour Salt, the lounge area, which serves food and drinks in a relaxing yet upscale environment.  We also got to tour the Wine Towers over near the Tanzy Express.  The Wine Towers were amazing. Each had a wide selection of local wines at varying prices, and visitors can select from three tasting sizes (taste, 1/2 glass, full glass).  *Note - watch for special upcoming wine events!

In the theater, we had Premium Plus seating, which includes reclining leather chairs, a blanket, popcorn, waiter service and much more.  Our server was Cindy, who was wonderful.  She explained the whole experience as it was our first visit, and took our food and drink order, explaining that she would ensure that things came out throughout the movie.  From there, she got our food started and unobtrusively kept bringing things throughout the movie.

The food was DELICIOUS!  We shared a Caesar Romaine Spears (pictured above), and I have to admit that it is my all-time favorite salad.  Kevin and I then shared the Angus Burger Trio (think... wonderfully upscale sliders) and the Four Cheese Flatbread (again, think... wonderfully full-flavored upscale pizza).  To top things off, we shared Death By Chocolate, which I don't think needs any clarification, I'll just add that it was very tasty.

The drinks were equally good.  I started with a 1/2 glass of Viognier from the Wine Tower, then tried the Red Carpet Fizz, finally switching to water, and Kevin had something that he really enjoyed and sadly I can't remember.

Overall, it was such a great experience that we are bound to do over and over, as well as to take out-of-town visitors and family.

From the iPic Theater Website:

Salt Lounge
Salt takes the art of mixology to another level. Every cocktail at Salt is hand crafted from the freshest local ingredients and custom house made infusions. Daily Specials
Tanzy Express
Tanzy Express offers fresh chef-prepared grab & go food that can be taken into the cinema. Offering martini shakers & buckets of ice-cold beer available to go in cinema. Wine Towers for a tasting on the go!
Tickets and Reservations
Reservations and ticketing is available 24 hours a day at ipictheaters.com, in addition to in-person during cinema business hours.
You will have your choice of two levels of reserved seating:

Premium Plus Seating includes regular popcorn and valet parking, blankets, pillows, extra comfortable reserved seats that recline, waiter service at your seat and no internet booking fees.

Premium Seating includes reserved comfortable oversized leather seats that are extra wide.
Thinking of having a special event?  After speaking with Adam, the manager of the Redmond iPic Theater, the sky is the limit!  They can help you host gaming parties (have an Xbox 360 or Wii?  You can have a gaming event), business meetings, special movie screenings (they can get most movies, or you can bring your own family videos if you want to showcase a special event), presentations (Authors/PR, this is a great venue to host your next book launch or product showcase).  Really, there is so much more you can do here, and they will even help with catering!

Check out iPic Theater online, iPic Theater: Redmond on Facebook

*Disclosure:  My husband and I were treated to dinner and a movie at iPic Theater so that I could share my experience with you.  It was a wonderful experience and I'm not doing it justice!

7 Comments:

Beckvalleybooks said...

This sounds a great place to go with everything in one place. Liking the reserved seating aswell thats always a plus.

MrsHillyG said...

I love this idea and I wish they had one where I live! It sounds like a fun night out with the hubby!

Anonymous said...

I will keep this in mind when we head that way next summer! Sounds really nice!! Thank you for putting them on my radar!
marie from howard house

bigguysmama said...

Oh my gosh, this is in Redmond? I've been gone from home for so long! I know where I'll go if I ever get back that way! The idea of this is wonderful.

~Mimi

Anu said...

wow sounds like a fun place and the best part is free membership :)
Nice review!

Yvonne Woodstock said...

Oh wow this looks like an ideal date night place for my husband and I ... ohhhhh I wish it was where WE live!

Bree said...

wow this sounds like a great place for a special treat.

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