My boyfriend and I are avid film buffs. We love to catch a flick at the local cinema but going to a movie theatre lately seems to require a Hazmat suit and a billy club. The theatres are sticky and dirty, the crowds are like barbarians at the gate, and the only thing to nibble on is junk food.
We had pretty resigned ourselves to Netflix, until we discovered Gold Class Cinema, located on a picturesque stretch of town in Pasadena. You won’t find the teeming masses at Gold Class; theatres hold a max of 40 fully reclining oversized stuffed chairs. Should you want to sip a glass of vino or knock back a Cosmopolitan before your movie begins, a swank fully stocked bar awaits the cocktail-conscious (I ordered the Gold Class Vojito—Gold Class’ fruit-filled version of the Mojito. Then I ordered a second. Delish.)
Hungry? Take advantage of the Gold Class menu, which offers American bistro-style starters, second courses, and desserts. Personally, I recommend the Wagyu beef burgers for an upscale take on classic canteen fare, but guests looking for a fine dining experience can order crisp Maine lobster rolls or farfalle scented with truffle oil.
A Gold Class host will come and escort you to your seats a few minutes prior to the show. If you want say another cocktail, another nibble or a fluffy pillow/cozy blanket combo, simply press the call button on your seat for service throughout the film.
Gold Class fans can become members. Of course, membership has its perks. I plan on joining the Gold Class Club club to hit up Member’s Martini Mondays. I mean, sipping on shaken-not-stirred cocktails while watching the latest hit? That’s what I call civilized cinema.
Gold Class Cinema’s, 42 Miller Alley, Pasadena 626.639.226