Starting next Friday, you’ll be able to plop down in a plush chair, put your feet up, order some fine American cuisine and enjoy a film on a 4K screen right in the Rotunda shopping center.
Cobb Theaters, operators of the luxury dining-movie theater chain CinéBistro, this week set an opening date of Feb. 24 for its new location in North Baltimore. The theater-restaurant hybrid’s Charm City location has been in the works for nearly three years now. We knew as of December that the theater would be opening soon, since they were on a hiring spree.
“We are excited to open our doors to the Baltimore community this month and introduce our exquisite dinner-and-a-movie concept to Charm City,” said general manager Derik Farrar in a statement.
In a charitable move, CinéBistro is kicking off its Baltimore tenure with a private event the night before from which all proceeds will be donated to Hampden-based arts nonprofit Art with a Heart.
The theater and restaurant should prove to be a pretty ritzy combination unlike any other theater in Baltimore. As we noted before, the building will house seven theaters, each of which fit 70 to 100 people in oversized, reclining chairs, with table-side service offered to all who arrive at least 30 minutes early. Movie-goers can pick their seats online or reserve them in person with assistance from CinéBistro’s own concierge team.
In addition to the theater, CinéBistro will have a separate restaurant led by chef Mark Davis, as well as a full bar. The restaurant menu is centered around American cuisine and includes custom burgers, prime beef and fresh seafood, among other offerings.
It may be worth picking your seats now if you want any chance at watching a movie there on opening night next Friday. Tickets will soon be on sale for “John Wick: Chapter Two,” “La La Land” “Fifty Shades Darker” and several other movies. They’ll cost $13.50 for matinees and showings after 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday, and $15.75 for showings after 4 p.m. on Fridays and weekends.