We recently decided that we wanted to go out and have dinner and take in the new movie, "The American" staring George Clooney.
Having driven past the new Villages of Fairview shopping center located on the northeast corner of Stacy Road and US 75, we noted a new Gold Class Cinema had opened.
We quickly purchased two tickets online. The first thing we noted was the theater had just 40 seats and an extensive food and beverage menu.
Upon our arrival, we checked in with the concierge and we were escorted into the lounge area where we pre-ordered our dinner and had a couple of cocktails while we waited for the theater to be ready. The lounge area has a large, well-stocked bar and is set up like being in a large living room with small pit groups of chairs and tables.
When the theater was ready, we were again escorted to our seats. The term "seats" does not do the seating justice. They are large electric recliners. Feeling a bit chilled? The staff will bring you a blanket! During the previews we got comfortable and finished our cocktails. Dinner arrived just as the movie started. Wanting something on the light side, we had both ordered the sliders. Quite tasty!
Click here to see a news report on the Austin location. The Fairview theater is very similar.
At $125 it was not an inexpensive night out, but Gold Class is like flying first class. The movie...well...