I love going to Bridge Street Towne Center, here in Huntsville Alabama. Yes, it is a shopping center, but I can honestly say it is the only shopping center I can get my husband excited about going to.
We have a weekly “date” with each other and last week, we chose to go to a movie at the new Monaco Theater, at Bridge Street. WOW! We were both impressed when we first stepped in the door. Incredible! Talk about atmosphere. You will find it hard to believe you are in a movie theater, really.
We weren’t quite sure which movie we wanted to see, so we walked up to the “concierge desk” where they proceeded to give us the low down on all of the movies playing. Really, it is a Concierge desk…need anything? Just ask. Very impressive.
We went early enough to eat lunch at the Scene Restaurant, located IN the Monaco. The Scene is very hip, and chic with a full bar and a Sushi Bar. I can honestly say the food was pretty darn good! I had the Chicken Quesadillas which was $9.00 and my husband had the Derby salad which was $11.50. Tim’s salad looked delicious and was very large. Both were very tasty! Our waiter, James, was new, but you would never have known it. He was all smiles and never missed a beat. Our service was wonderful. The prices were reasonable. The seating was very comfortable. We had a nice, relaxing lunch, at the movie theater!
After lunch, we strolled upstairs to the Prive’, the private 21 and over area of Monaco. We found a full service bar, a wine tasting bar and plenty of seating in the open lounge areas. We were both awed by all of the chic surroundings. At a movie theater no less! This is how they describe the Prive’ area on the web site:
“A private glass elevator awaits the Prive’ guest, taking them to the exclusive 21 and over Prive’ level of Monaco. Prive’ guests can enjoy an elevated lounge featuring a Wine Tasting Bar, appetizer dining, and upscale concessions. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the show along with reserved seating in our custom-designed high back leather recliners. Prive’ VIP delivers the ultimate luxurious experience”.
Guests can experience the Prive’ lounge before, during, or after the movie. No time for a movie? Prive’ is also the perfect place for gathering with friends after a long day of shopping or winding down after work. Must be 21 and over.
The movie was about to begin, and I just HAD to get my buttered popcorn. I now love Monaco even more, if that is possible. There is a popcorn bar, to add your own butter! Yes, I was in buttered popcorn heaven, to say the least. The seating in the theater was great. Our movie choice, well, not so great, but that was our fault:)
I can’t wait to go to the Monaco again. We will definitely dine there again. They offer wine tasting parties and so many different events. Be sure to check out the web site for all of the latest happenings. Going to the Monaco is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss!
Monaco offers a Kids Summer Movie Festival each Monday and Wednesday at ll:00 am. FREE to the entire family. FREE!
For your convenience, here is the website. http://www.monacopicturesusa.com/index.html