This September, Muvico opened an 18 screen luxury movie theater in Rosemont, IL. According to the Chicago Sun Times, "A new $50 million movie palace in Rosemont officially opens later this
month offering valet parking, wide-body seats, baby-sitting, upscale
food and high-tech projectors." [link]
I went to the Muvico 18 and discovered something peculiar. Perched atop the $50 million dollar theater is a magical unicorn. Right there at the top, a unicorn preening at the heavens. It was supposed to be a Pegasus, but lightning rods attached to the tallest point of the structure have everything coming up unicorn. You'll never feel alone at the movies again under the watchful eye of the Mystical Muvico Unicorn.
Isn't it glorious and majestic?
The Muvico 18 marquee is stunning at night, especially if you're sensitive to light. We walked past valet parking and saw a Toyota Rav4, a Corolla, and what might have been a Geo Tracker. We were greeted at the box office by two very friendly employees. One verified our parking, while the other got our tickets, which were made of real gold. This is a lie. They were brass. Actually, they were paper, but it was really nice paper with their logo.
This is the Muvico logo. It's peculiar like the unicorn. A rollerblading film reel boy violating a naughty, naughty star.
Inside the building you're greeted by a substantial concession stand with standard fare like, mini-cheeseburgers, chicken strips, and popcorn shrimp. We settled on popcorn. It cost money.
Two wings branch off to the left and right of the main concession stand. Each wing has 9 theaters and 2 bathrooms. The bathroom itself, makes you feel like absolute royalty. I even used it twice! Your waste products are whisked away like magic (thanks unicorn!) and urinals flush themselves. You don't even have to TOUCH the faucets to make them work. Such luxury. The tiled walls could use some work though. They're kind of drab.
The theater was huge with plenty of headroom. Elegant design touches are everywhere. The seats were wide and reclined comfortably without a springy feel. An upper deck offers wider and more comfortable looking seating as well as other useful amenities such as food, alcohol and lady touching (Joke!!!!!!). I should mention we didn't partake in Muvico Premier which offers a separate entrance and entry to those exclusive and more refined upper levels of the building, which include a restaurant and bar. I'll have to check it out next time. Probably more unicorns up there too. Maybe you can eat one!
I love the new Rosemont Muvico 18, but I really love the unicorn.