I had heard about how nice the VIP cinema was in Cancun but had never really felt the need to drive all the way there when there are two perfectly good cinemas here in Playa del Carmen. I mean did it really matter that the seats were supposedly better, at the end of the day as long as you can see the screen that was really mattered!
I stand corrected. After my VIP experience, going to the cinema will never be the same again. How can I be expected to have the make a line for my ticket and then another line for my popcorn and then struggle to find decent seats in the dark.. Oh No.. it’s VIP all the way for me from now on.
There is a whole seperate ticket office for the VIP entrance with absolutely no line up of people. After buying the tickets and conveniently pre-choosing your seats, you are ushered through to the VIP waiting area/bar! Yes that is correct, a bar INSIDE the cinema.
Just before the film is about to start you make your way into the salon where you will find leather love seats with foot rests that pop up (think lazy boy style) along with little tables and table lamps. You’re personal waiter will then come and take your order from the menu. They offer all that a regular cinema would offer and more, alcohol, sushi etc.. And the best part is that you can order and have it delivered to your chair without ever having to move a muscle.
The VIP tickets do cost considerably more than the regular cinema tickets ($115 vs $50) but it is definately worth it. All in all it was a pretty special experience that has completely ruined all other future cinema trips.