CMX Cinemas: luxurious escape from the routine

CMX Cinemas, the eighth largest movie theater chain in the United States, ushers in a new luxury theater-going experience to the Chicago area with the launch of two new high-end cinema experiences – CMX Cinebistro and CMX Market in Westfield Old Orchard. With two new theaters, each offering a different VIP movie-viewing experience, CMX Cinemas invites guests to enjoy the best films of the summer immersed in luxurious amenities and cutting-edge technology.

“Our concept is extremely unique because of the quality of the dining experience,” says Fred Meyers, VP of CMX Cinemas. “The food is superb, it’s made on premises every day by our executive chef and his culinary team. It’s truly a white-table quality dining experience, and it’s served by very knowledgeable, very friendly and engaging service staff that really provides pampering service. When you couple it with a pristine ultra luxurious environment to watch a movie, you’ve really got a night out unlike anything else.”

With several movie theaters available in the area, CMX team is not necessarily worried about the competition.

“We’re catered to a more refined, adult audience that’s looking for a more refined movie-going experience, which also includes a terrific dining experience free from children and patrons under the age of 21.”

For those who do want to have a family night out, CMX Market is located just a few hundred yards in the mall. This is a brand new concept that involves a market-type food and dining experience.

“We have food stations, where we make cheeseburgers, hotdogs and snacks, as well as side dishes and unique, interesting drinks. It’s a very much family-orientated environment,” Meyers says.

Next year CMX is planning to open another Market location in Wrigleyville, as well as in Wheeling Town Center.

One of the secrets of the uniqueness of the dining experience is because CMX hires  local chefs for every location.

“They really have a pulse of what the local guest wants to eat, therefore we constantly evolve our menus with weekly specials,” says Isaac Stewart, executive chef of Cinebistro.

According to Stewart, his main inspiration in creating the menu came from the desire to create a menu for the community.

To celebrate the opening, CMX Cinemas offer special pricing.

Adult admission to CMX Cinebistro:

• $16 on weekend evenings

• $13 on weekday evenings

• $12 for matinee showings on weekends

• $10 for matinee showings on weekdays

• Seniors and military guests receive admission for $12 every day of the week.

Adult admission to CMX Market:

$13.50 on weekend evenings

$12 on weekday evenings

$10.50 for matinee showings on weekends

$8.50 for matinee showings on weekdays

Students and military guests receive admission for $10.50 on weekends and $9.50 on weekdays

Children’s and seniors’ tickets are $9.50 every day of the week.

Both locations offer special admission prices on Tuesdays, with Tempting Tuesdays at CMX Cinebistro for $10 and Terrific Tuesdays at CMX Market for $5 admission all day.