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“Good food and movies”
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Cinema Grill
Cuisines: American
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food and movies”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have been to this cinema grill several times and finally have a good sense of the offerings of this location. The price of admission for a matinee show is cheap, a family of four can get in for $10. They show movies on second run, usually a couple weeks after they are shown in the first run theaters. They usually have a good selection of movies ranging from family-friendly to blockbuster action flicks.

The theaters themselves are fairly small, rather intimate settings. Usually there aren't more than 20-30 at each flick. There are rows of swivel chairs with a counter to put your food, and interspersed are little round tables.

The servers are good at what they are doing, and take orders and bring out food with efficiency. They offer the standard American fare such as burgers and other entrees, as well as popcorn and other appetizers, salads, and desserts. Overall the food is decent for movie house cuisine, but nothing to write home about.

The screens seem to have been updated in recent years, so the picture quality is pretty good compared to a couple years ago, but still a notch below the major theaters.

Overall for the price and dining feature, it's a good place to take your family when it's dreary outside for some lunch and movie.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“dinner and a movie at a great price”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere. Watch movies just out of the theaters with food, beer, kids menu. Nachos are a family favorite and the philly is not bad. Burgers are good some days, ok others. Chilli cheese fries are big. Nice family place where children are welcome.

Visited September 2013
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Thank John S
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Denver, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I love dinner (dessert) and a movie!!!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

I love the remodeled screens and picture. 3D is an option now which is super cool! The staff is great! The prices of food is a bit high, however the quality of the food options is great! Please consider food specials or discount options. Now that the screens are upgraded, I hope the interiors of the theaters will be next for upgrades. The walls, tables, counters, and seating all need to be upgraded so that we, the loyal patrons, can sit comfortably and enjoy a great movie. Please consider this suggestion and let us know via the E-newsletter. They participate with Groupon, which offers a great way to save money as well. This is a great place to watch Denver Bronco games as well as the Oscars, or celebrate a birthday. Thanks!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun time.. a little pricey”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

The food is expensive. They are now a 1st run cinema, so the admission prices have gone up a little, which is sad. As for the experience, our family enjoys it. I feel comfortable taking my little guy and not feeling like I am burdening anyone at the show. Very relaxed atmosphere. I would recommend it.

  • Visited October 2012
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Eureka, Missouri, United States
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“What a great place.”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were able to watch a movie and have dinner at the same time. The food was terrific. The movie selection was very good. I would come here again if I lived in the area.

  • Visited September 2012
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