Nowadays, going to the movies isn’t just about lining up at the box office for your tickets, buying popcorn and soda, and watching the movie! Many movie-goers appreciate a total experience consisting of full-service dining services and luxurious theater amenities – indeed, a dinner and a show taken to a higher level.
iPic Theater, also known as iPic Entertainment, has its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. The chain of movie theaters appears to ride on the bandwagon of the so-called me-media wherein media-related experiences are customized to the individual’s needs and wants.
Below are the estimated iPic ticket prices.
Flat Rate Offered For Everyone
Premium Seat Plus
|Children (ages 2-12) - Premium Plus Starting Price||$25.00|
|Adults (ages 12& up) - Premium Plus Starting Price||$25.00|
|Seniors (ages 60+) - Premium Plus Starting Price||$25.00|
|Military Discount - Premium Plus Starting Price||$25.00|
|Children (ages 3-11) - Premium Starting Price||$16.00|
|Adults (ages 11 & up) - Premium Starting Price||$16.00|
|Seniors (ages 60+) - Premium Starting Price||$16.00|
|Military Discount - Premium Starting Price||$16.00|
Premium Seat Plus
|Children (ages 2-12) - Member Premium Plus Starting Price||$17.00|
|Adults (ages 13 & up) - Member Premium Plus Starting Price||$17.00|
|Seniors (ages 60+) - Member Premium Plus Starting Price||$17.00|
|Military Discount - Member Premium Plus Starting Price||$17.00|
|Children (ages 2-12) - Member Premium Starting Price||$12.00|
|Adults (ages 13 & up) - Member Premium Starting Price||$12.00|
|Seniors (ages 60+) - Member Premium Starting Price||$12.00|
|Military Discount - Member Premium Starting Price||$12.00|
IPIC Bayshore Movies
|Children (ages 2-12) - IPIC Premium||$6.00|
|Adults (ages 13 & up) - IPIC Premium||$6.00|
|Seniors (ages 60+) - IPIC Premium||$6.00|
|Military Discount - IPIC Premium||$6.00|
|Children (ages 2-12) - IPIC VIP||$11.00|
|Adults (ages 13 & up) - IPIC VIP||$11.00|
|Seniors (ages 60+) - IPIC VIP||$11.00|
|Military Discount - IPIC VIP||$11.00|
In 2010, Hamid Hashemi founded iPic Entertainment; he is the current Chief Executive Officer. In 2018, the company launched its initial public offering (IPO) (NASDAQ: IPIC) with the promise of a new level of luxury in movie-going experiences.
There are currently 17 theaters with more 120 screens in Florida, Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, New York, Wisconsin, and Washington. Other prospective locations are Philadelphia and Connecticut. The company is on an aggressive expansion plan, which officially started during its IPO.
Full Service Dining and Movie-going Experience
iPic theaters are among the most luxuriously designed of their kin in the United States. The company continues to introduce auditorium enhancements that, according to its founder and CEO, will elevate the entertainment experience for its customers. The enhancements include Premium Plus seating characterized by modern features from fully-reclining positions to fully-padded upholstery.
The iPic seats include the Pods and Chaise Lounges, which have patents pending to their name. These seating pods are designed with intimate seating in mind, as well as designed to provide customers with close-up sight and sound experience. These consist of two genuine leather seats encapsulated within a curved wooden frame; think being cocooned comfortably in your own world and you get the idea.
The Pods also have personal cup holders, swivel tables, and a cubby in the corner for conveniently tucking in your small items. These can also be fully reclined at the touch of a button, as well as equipped with service call buttons. Just press the call button on your Pod seat and the theater’s Ninja Butlers will come to your seat to take your order, answer your question, and generally ensure that you’re enjoying the experience.
The Pods and Chaise Lounges are, indeed, designed to ensure that customers feel pampered while watching the movie. These seats even come with their own small pillows and soft blankets.
The entire iPic auditorium is, of course, designed for luxury and it shows in the thick carpeting, the ambiance created by the lights, and the state-of-the-art audio-visual system. iPic Entertainment prides itself on elevating the movie-going experience from drab to fab so no detail is left to chance.
The food and drink selections are just as impressive! Chef Sherry Yard, a three-time James Beard award-winning chef, is in charge of the food menu while Adam Seger, iPic Executive Bartender and Corporate Sommelier, ensures the beverage menu is up to par with world-class standards. Plus, the Ninja Butlers, as the theater likes to call its servers, are trained like professional waiters in taking and delivering food and drink orders.
The in-theater menu isn’t your usual popcorn-and-soda fare either. The dishes include filet trio sliders, buttermilk fried chicken, and sandwiches while the drinks include mescal margarita, tequila, and pale ale.
Individual bags of popcorn are provided for free to customers as soon as the trailers start; you can ask for other options, such as beer cheese popcorn, if you want. There are also standard movie fare like soda and M&Ms.
But for customers who don’t want to eat a full meal while watching a movie, there’s The Tuck Room. This is a full-service restaurant with a different menu than the in-theater menu, as well as beautiful interiors with its central bar area, plush booths, and larger tables. There are plenty of beef, chicken, and seafood dishes as well as cocktails, wines and spirits on the menu.
iPic theaters offer a wide range of entertainment fare, too, although Hollywood blockbuster movies are the main offerings. The alternative content includes comedy, magic and live shows, as well as gaming competitions. The official website also provides information about show times and ticketing prices so customers can reserve their tickets and seats in advance.
Note: For smartphone users, be sure to download the iPic app for online ticket and seat reservations. The proprietary reservation system on iPic.com, the official website, is easy to use even for a newbie on online reservations.
iPic Entertainment also allows the members of its exclusive membership program, the iPic Membership Rewards, to customer their movie-going experience. There are three Access levels – Silver, Gold and Platinum – aside from a by-invitation only level. The perks of membership include special members-only ticket prices, earn and redeem points, access to members-only events, and purchase of bulk ticket packages.
To find an iPic Theater near you, visit their official website.