Sometimes the greatest discoveries are by accident. While driving around one might find a little place called Stony Point, the area pinches the outside part of Richmond.
The place is sheltered by lushes green trees and tall lamp posts that direct even the smallest stranger to its destination. At this mystical place one can find Stony Point Fashion Park, an upscale outdoor center that would make any die-hard shopper’s heart quiver with excitement. There are benches that squat on each corner, fountains stream water that leave a mist in the air, and man’s best friend can escort their owners on any shopping adventure. That’s right! Stony Point Fashion Park is also the only mall in the region that offers a dog-friendly environment.
The outlet mall features many unique retailers, like Louis Vuitton, Anthropologie, Coach, Tiffany& Co., and many more. However, one of the greatest features is a luxurious in-theatre dining known as the CinéBistro. This elegant show palace is designed to ensure one’s visit is the ultimate in comfort and enjoyment. As their slogan states, “Every CinéBistro is unique, but luxury is standard.”
The concept is something that would be found at a fantasy hot spot. When entering the facility, one’s footstep is immediately met with red carpet treatment. Candlelit walls create a romantic and relaxing setting, while the aromas of coffee bean and popcorn filter throughout the building. Once further inside, one will notice how the bar/restaurant area is decorated with wine bottles and spot lights of movie logos that wave in the air. The actual cinema theatre is lined with blonde hard-wood flooring and large leather chairs. Each seat has a small wood desk attached to its arm rest, much like its distant cousin the “old-school desk chair.”
Once seated, each patron is greeted by a menu and waiter. The elegant menu presents an array of meals like a grilled chicken club with sweet potato fries to a generous ceaser salad, to the simpler movie snacks involving candy and an old favorite, a serving of delicious buttery popcorn. Since the age limit to even buy a ticket is anyone over the age of 21, the option of alcohol is visible in the menu along with sodas and juices.
One should be able to sit comfortable with a delicious meal and great drink to accompany them while watching the show. There are no worries about children screaming or crying, a neighbor wrestling for an arm rest, or rude behaviors that blend with big crowds. This place is meant for an audience who pays good money to see a show, wants to eat quality food, and has respect for cinema rules.
In a nut shell, the CinéBistro is the ultimate dinner and movie experience.