The ultimate in cinema luxury, Grand Class is a special theater designed to provide an intimate setting, unparalleled comfort, and a first class experience of movie entertainment, fine food and refreshments for the first time in Lebanon. A seating capacity limited to 20 enhances the private and exclusive ambience. You can relax and enjoy the movie in comfortable reclining leather armchairs, as well as enjoy a full butler service, where you are catered with a wide range of offerings in a specially tailored food and beverage menu.
My wife and I decided to go and try this "VIP experience" at the movies and discover if it's worth paying $3o/person to watch a film.
After buying the tickets, we were welcomed into a private dimmed lit waiting area where leather sofas and a long bar welcome you. It's a perfect setup for a quick relaxation time before the movie session starts. A hostess takes your order chosen from a menu covering a variety of sandwiches, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks.
A complementary alcoholic beverage is offered with two small salmon and caviar bites. We had the choice between wine or champagne; (the champagne offered is Drappier
, a very good brand).
The cinema room gives you the homey feeling. Dimmed red lighting, Just 20 comfortable chairs, with an adequate space between one another, tables in the middle with space to place your drinks and a call-botton to order anything you desire.
I tried the Salmon sandwich from Crostini, the floor's cafe: A delicious two-piece brown bread sandwich presented in a square plate with capers, thin layers of lemon, smoked salmon, Philadelphia cream cheese and lettuce. Tasty and delicious potato chips and French pickles accompany the sandwich.
I imagined sitting at home, relaxed on a Lazy Boy
, just waiting for the appropriate moment to doze off.
After that came the time to grab the nachos box. Just dip each piece in cheese and crunch away while enjoying the movie with this superb surround sound system. Press the bottom and let the chair adjust to the level you want, from a meeting sofa down to a complete bed.
I can say, that it is indeed worth paying $30 for such a refined experience.
So sit back, relax and feel right at home.