Date Night at the Movies

Date nights with hubby has become a routine that I quite look forward to after the busy week and it is a great way to stay connected as a couple! In today’s busy lifestyle, I find it is important to make time and maintain a healthy relationship and bond that extends beyond family life; and I rather enjoy getting dressed up for the occasion 😉
As my husband  has an obsession with movies, we tend to frequent the cinema… but an overcrowded movie house is hardly romantic! But date night has just gotten a whole lot better with the opening of the new luxury cinema, SCENE, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town! It is a little shocking that we completely overlooked this new addition to the V&A cinema, especially at the rate we watch movies; which is why I decided to tell you a little bit about it. My usually camera shy husband graciously embraced the fact that he had to feature multiple times in this post…mainly because the pictures he took of me were horrible!!

SCENE is situated within the same area as the main movie houses, but has it’s own private entrance which is completely cordoned off from the hustle and bustle(and long queues) the rest of the other movie goers have to endure, making it a completely relaxed experience. It enables one to enjoy the latest movies in the most refined environment!
 We were welcomed by friendly and efficient staff, who eagerly guided us through all the wonderful and unique pleasures available exclusively to SCENE. Included in this luxury experience is a….
Private lounging area to relax while you wait… Arrive early and relax in this laid-back lounge area and enjoy one of their wide range of drinks.
 A menu that offers a variety of finger or fork meals; sandwiches, salads, confectionery, dessert, teas and coffees…and the compulsory popcorn and coke…that you don’t need to wait for, as it gets delivered directly to your seat…inside the cinema…while you watch the movie!!! (I failed to enquire if they are halaal as we did not order any meals that night)
And then there’s the seats…With only 16 seats per movie house, this cinema house was designed with comfort in mind! Boasting full leather reclining chairs with plenty of legroom and wide armrests; it was a uniquely luxurious and intimate experience…we almost felt as though we were watching the movie in the comfort of our own home!!
This luxury experience costs R85 a ticket excluding your meal or eatables. Even though it is pricier than regular tickets, I quite enjoyed the comfort and luxury that came with the extra cost. It is a perfect date night option and of course there’s the added benefit of having your meal at the same time. I would definitely go this route again…those seats are enough to keep me going back!!!
Nu-Metro is currently running a Valentines Day special exclusive to SCENE and is valid from 3-14 February. R190 per person includes:
  • 1 movie ticket 2D/3D

  • Select 2 courses from the set menu

Course options include – Starter and Main OR Main and Dessert

  • A glass of beverage of your choice
Go on, book your ticket!!


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