Cinetopia adding screens in Vancouver, WA and Beaverton, OR
VANCOUVER, WA — Cinetopia is anticipating the opening of a twenty-four screen theater at the Vancouver Mall in November, 2011. Its first theater, the Cinetopia 8 opened in 2005 and is noted for its Vinotopia Restaurant and Wine Bar as well as its “Living Room” screening rooms for those 21+. These cinemas have deluxe seats arranged in intimate groups as well a “Pillow Pit” section down front. Cinetopia is also expecting to open a twelve-screen theater in Beaverton, OR in July of next year.
“Cinetopia will enhance our existing offering of retail, dining and entertainment selections for our customers,” said Paige Allen, the mall’s general manager.
The Cinetopia development will take up the former Mervyn’s department store and additional space at the 940,230-square-foot mall, located west of Interstate 205 at state Highway 500.
“It will be the largest movie venue in the Pacific Northwest,” said Coltman, 42, who successfully lured movie buffs back to commercial cinemas during the home theater craze.
The full story is in the Columbian.
Why would anyone pay that much to watch a video in a replica of a living room? Money is tight today and it’s so much cheaper to stay at home and watch videos on your own set WITHOUT commercials.
That’s what we need in the greater Portland area is COMPETITION!!!
Take note AMC & Regal!
This page from the Cinetopia Theatres website describes the “Living Room Theaters” and has a picture of one of them: View link
Those “living room sized auditoriums” aren’t exactly living room sized. At least compared to the one my home has or most people I know of..its more likely steeply raked, stadium seating with wider and comfortable chairs of a standard sized multiplex auditorium.
Looks pretty nice to me, how much are tickets?
That information can be found on the theater’s website.