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The Palisades’ Opulent New Movie Theater Serves Fancy Food in Big Recliners

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The Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas opened in early November

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
The Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Cinépolis’ new movie theater in Palisades Village debuted in early November, and it is a doozy. This company established itself by providing an exclusive movie-going experience, but The Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas stepped up the menu and cocktails in the former Bay Theater, which closed back in 1978.

Mega-developer Rick Caruso announced Cinépolis’ addition to Palisades Village last June. The Bay Theater was originally built in 1948, and now boasts five screens with a rare 35 mm projector, a lobby bar, and huge leather reclining seats. And at the push of a button, a server will appear.

The menu goes beyond Cinépolis’ typically casual menu by incorporating fresh ingredients, along with vegan and vegetarian options exclusive to this location. Moviegoers can choose from truffle fries, Thai spring rolls, edamame, fresh donuts, caramel churros, or a Kobe burger.

Cocktails veer toward the classics, with margaritas, gimlets, gin and tonics, or an Old-Fashioned. Everything can be ordered via staff or mobile app. If the Cinépolis menu doesn’t seem appealing, Palisades Village restaurants include The Draycott, Hank’s, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and the forthcoming Tocaya Organica.

This is the 21st location for Cinépolis throughout the U.S. Ticket prices are steep and range from $23.50 to $27 for adults, and $20.50 to $24.50 for children.

The Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas. 15255 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA