Hollywood is synonymous with making movies, and Universal Cinema is the place to see movies where movies are made. And after its multi-million-dollar renovation and grand opening in 2017, Universal CityWalk™’s Universal Cinema has become the new standard of multiplex movie-going with premier accommodations and technical stats that make movie night a special occasion again. Here’s a few cool ways Universal Cinema goes above and beyond to deliver the ultimate movie-going experience:

Top filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Ron Meyer helped inaugurate the new Universal Cinema

Steven Spielberg, Ron Meyer, Universal Execs outside Universal Cinema

Universal Studios Hollywood is an authentic working movie studio, so what better place is there to see a blockbuster film than at the very place where movies are made!  Even Steven Spielberg when he said these words at the event:

 “As a filmmaker, we create movies that invite moviegoers to enter other worlds, even if it’s just for a couple of hours. In the best case scenario, the movie-going experience and its venue are on par with the movie that you came to enjoy. Universal Cinema defines advancement and technology with this incredible new movie theatre. I am happy to be here at Universal CityWalk to join the official opening of the Universal Cinema, where moviegoers have a rare opportunity to see movies at the very place where movies are made.”

Screening room-quality theatres let you sit in style

Black Leather Recliner Seats in Movie Theatre

In 18 of the auditoriums you can enjoy super comfortable, deluxe recliner seats that invite you to lounge like you’re in your very own living room and watch your film of choice like a filmmaker in screening room-quality theatres. You can reserve these seats and purchase your tickets online.

Premium IMAX experience at the new Universal Cinema

The Universal Cinema IMAX screen proudly stands as the ultimate in immersive, large-scale movie-going. IMAX dual 4K laser projection and 12 channel sound makes this the best way to take in that blockbuster opening weekend you’ve been waiting for.

The Director’s Lounge Cocktail Bar makes movie night a full night out

The second floor of Universal Cinema hosts The Director’s Lounge, an upscale bar with seating and a full drink menu that includes the exclusive cocktail, The Mario-Rita, by Mario Lopez, Beverages served at the lounge can also be taken into the second level theatres. Simply get your wristband, and you can take your drink to your seat for the movie, too.

The Marketplace redefines “movie snacks”

The Marketplace is the centerpiece of Universal Cinema’s ground floor, featuring Coca-Cola Freestyle, with over 100 drinks. There are specialty smoothies for fruity refreshments or coffee drinks to get your latte on. Plus, the self-service concession stand provides gourmet popcorn and healthier options, making for a list of snack possibilities so wide, your own fridge might look boring by comparison.