Sit back, Sip & See (Updated Movies on the Rocks)



Calling all 21+ movie goers! Have you ever wished for an ice cold beer or a savory glass of wine to sip on while you enjoy a movie in the theater? Well guess what! Now you can do just that!

Monday, July 10th, the Cape Girardeau City Council approved Marcus Theatres’ Cape West Cine to offer alcoholic beverages on.

Movie theaters have been added to a list of businesses such as sports complexes, golf courses and bowling alleys that can offer alcoholic beverages to adult customers while still letting in those who are younger than 21.


Some people feel adding alcoholic beverages to a “family friendly place” will be anything but enjoyable and worry about drunken customers disrupting the showing of a movie.

Having been to many movie theaters that serve alcohol I have yet to have an unpleasant experience. Going to a restaurant you don’t worry about someone being too drunk and disrupting your meal. This is not turning the theater into a nightclub it is simply providing the full package for a night out.

A spokeswoman for Marcus Theatres told the Southeast Missourian “Adding food and beverage options all under one roof provides guests an added convenience and allows them to personalize their night out,” she wrote. “That’s exactly what we are trying to offer our guests — one-stop, all-inclusive dining and entertainment.”

I am excited for this addition and I personally am keeping my fingers crossed for some big, comfy reclining seats included in the remodel!





DreamLounger recliners are coming soon to all auditoriums. With the touch of a button, you’ll be able to go from seated upright to a full recline.

It’s an initiative by Marcus Wehrenberg Theaters to provide maximum comfort for movie goers.

You will even have seven feet of legroom between rows.

Once they are installed, you will be able to reserve your seat in advance.

And there’s more!

Cape West will soon have new food and beverage options.

  • Take Five Lounge℠ brings a casual dining, appetizer and beverage option to Marcus Theatres. Guests can relax over food and drinks before and after a movie, adding to their evening out at the theatre. Plus, beverages can be brought into auditoriums for customers to enjoy during the movie.

  • Zaffiro’s℠ Express is a concept that allows guests to place their order at a counter area for quick pick-up. Zaffiro’s Express is known for its Thincredible® handmade pizza, but also offers sandwiches, appetizers, desserts and other menu items. These can be enjoyed in the lobby or can be taken into the auditorium as a perfect meal with the movie.

The renovations don’t stop there.

Cape West will receive one SuperScreen DLX® auditorium, complete with DreamLounger seating, oversized screens, and immersive Dolby® Atmos® sound. The auditorium will feature heated recliner seating… yes we said heated…which can be turned on or off with the simple push of a button.

The goal: provide the community with a complete entertainment experience under one roof.


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