Harkins will launch the Dine-In theater concept at two locations in Arizona in 2022 and 2023

Concept art for Harkins Cine Grill Paradise Valley (Courtesy image)

Arizona-based exhibitor Harkins Theaters plans to launch a new restaurant theater concept at two locations in the state: a mixed-use development to be built on the former site of Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix and at Lake Pleasant Towne Center in Peoria. , Arizona. The announcement was made on Wednesday, February 9.

Dubbed Harkins Cine Grill, the dining areas will feature made-to-order cuisine, craft cocktails, local beers and traditional movie theater snacks that patrons can order right from their seats. Orders will be delivered before the start of the opening credits to avoid interrupting the cinematic experience.

The new theater concept will also include electronic recliners and leather Ultimate Lounger personal tables, reserved seating, state-of-the-art laser projection and immersive sound, a full-service scratch kitchen and cocktail bar. indoor/outdoor/living room and outdoor patio that can be reserved for private events.

Construction of the Paradise Valley Cine Grill (on the site of the former Paradise Valley Mall) is scheduled to begin in 2023. The Lake Pleasant Cine Grill, located at the intersection of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road in Peoria, is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter 2022.

“I’m thrilled to have our dining halls open, combining the magic of our state-of-the-art cinema with chef-inspired cuisine,” said Dan Harkins, owner of Harkins Theatres. “Bringing them together will make the Harkins Cine Grill™ the nirvana of cinema.

“We look forward to launching our new Lake Pleasant Cine Grill™ to our friends, family and loyal guests in the Northwest Valley, and it is especially gratifying to return to Paradise Valley with our beautiful new theater design which will provide the combination of an immersive cinematic experience and a restaurant-quality meal,” added Mike Bowers, President and CEO of Harkins Theatres. “We look forward to welcoming guests to settle into a comfortable Ultimate Lounger®, enjoy a delicious meal, unwind with a craft cocktail and lose themselves in the exceptional cinematic experience of Harkins Cine Grill™.”

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