Luxury Cinépolis Cinemas Ribbon Cutting, VIP Reception Friday

The new Laguna Niguel theater will be open to the public the evening of June 1.

Fire up the popcorn popper, get ready for the milk duds, or in the case of the new , sushi and perhaps a beer.

The off-shoot of Latin America’s largest movie theater operators, is opening its first Orange County location at Ocean Ranch Laguna Niguel to the public after 3 p.m. on June 1.

In the afternoon, it will host a private, preview event featuring cocktails, small bites for media and city officials. Laguna Niguel Patch will be there to share all of the details.

Located at 32341 Golden Lantern St., the theater includes 684 plush, reclining leather seats, in seven state-of-the-art, digital auditoriums, "providing a true luxury movie experience."

The theater will also include a wine, beer and cocktail menu along with gourmet movie fare with a lobby for lounging pre- and post-movie, patio dining for those wishing to eat outdoors, as well as “restaurant-at-your-seat” service with an on-call waiter button at each seat inside the theater.

Its first U.S. theater opened last year in Del Mar. 

Other retailers in the same center include 24-Hour Fitness, , , , , , and

The theater takes up residence in the former that anchored the center for more than 20 years. It closed its doors in October to make way for Cinépolis.

Are you excited about the new theater? Tell us in comments.

Debbie L. Sklar May 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM
It will be interesting to see the turn out in the next few weeks.
Debbie L. Sklar May 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM
You can read it all here beforehand!
Claudia Vitalich May 31, 2012 at 02:40 AM
687 seats in only 7 theaters seems like a lot. In Singapore there are only about 24 seats in the theater.
Lisa Flores June 05, 2012 at 06:34 AM
I hear you about the money!!! I have 4 Children. BUT.... I love to go to the Regency in San Juan Capistrano. We go to the first showing of the day and its much cheaper! You would love it! Sit in the front because there are ottomans and its not too close!!! I always feel so special!!! I can't wait to try the new one!
Judy Davis June 06, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Judy and Barry from Laguna Niguel went this past Monday .We had the entire thither to ourselves.The recliners were great.


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