How would you like to watch a movie in a relaxing atmosphere?
In South Florida, iPic is a great start.
With locations in Boca Raton and North Miami Beach, iPic offers an innovative approach to movie watching.
Recently, my husband and I attended a showing of “Ben-Hur” at the North Miami Beach (3701 N.E. 163rd Street) location.
We got the VIP experience.
Before the chariot races commenced we ordered food and drinks from our friendly waiter. The eats came quickly and then we kicked back in large, leather reclining chairs and enjoyed the movie.
For those who might get a tad chilly inside an air-conditioned venue, iPic offers blankets and pillows to warm you up. The sound quality was amazing and the projection flawless.
As for “Ben-Hur,” I enjoyed the story of freedom, redemption and a friendship restored through struggle. This is no Charlton Heston epic -- which won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1959 -- but it does have its moments. One of those is Andra Day’s “The Only Way Out” -- a powerfully moving ballad.
Back to the iPic experience, outside of the theater there are chicly styled bar areas for you to meet friends for a cocktail before the flick. In Boca Raton (301 Plaza Real), Tanzy Restaurant, a garden themed Italian restaurant, is a nice complement to the theater. A stroll around Mizner Park before or after your movie is another reason why iPic is a destination entertainment option.
You can sign up for memberships or make reservations at www.ipictheaters.com