Many years ago, my husband planned a wonderfully romantic, quiet New Year's Eve celebration. No hoopla, no noise, no desperation to have a good time, or to get our money's worth. He made plans for us to have cocktails, dinner and to see a movie I'd been dying to see at a new place in Hyde Park Village called CineBistroFor us, from that day forward, catching a film at CinéBistro has always been a delicious experience!    
When we arrived the lobby was peaceful, not bustling, it felt more like a lounge than a movie theater lobby, it actually felt NOTHING like a movie theater lobby!  The tables were festive, strewn with NYE hats, streamers, and confetti, couples were coming in from the cold, settling into the bar, chatting, kissing and holding hands. Seems we were not the only ones!  We chose a high top table, ordered our drinks and chatted while like-minded people glanced over, smiled knowing smiles as they made themselves comfortable. I felt as if I had been let in on this really great secret and could not wait to see what was next, my anticipation ran high and before the night was over I was hooked! CinéBistro did not disappoint! They never do, every time we see a movie we choose CinéBistro, a theater where we do not feel like one of the invisible masses but instead, like an honored guest. 
We recently had the pleasure of meeting CineBistro General Manager Colby Shepherd. You know how when you meet someone you can sense how much they love what they do, that's was the case with Colby.  She takes Cinebistro's tagline, "Movies with Taste" to heart, ensuring that each and every guest is treated to a tasteful experience.  But it doesn't stop there, it's the approach towards their staff that sets CineBistro apart, and why you owe it to yourself to indulge in this delicious experience next time you are checking the internet for movie times! But more about that in a minute.

The CinéBistro concept was introduced in both Miami and Tampa in 2008. Owned by Cobb Theaters (in the movie biz since 1921), the idea was to offer movie lovers first-rate films in a beautiful, clean theater run by a friendly, well-trained team. Said Colby, "There are movie theaters, and there are entertainment destinations where it’s a total pleasure to see a film, CineBistro is the latter."  We asked her what people like BEST about the CineBistro experience and she replied, "People love our rocking stadium seats and being able to get quality food, well-crafted cocktails, beer and wine inside a theater." 

At Cobb Theatres, their mission is simple, they are committed to being the leader in providing the ultimate entertainment experience while maintaining family values and integrity. They are an innovative dining and movie experience all rolled into one! The perfect place for date night, their interiors are intimate, upscale, relaxing and inviting.  The cuisine is created and prepped by experienced chefs, from Butter Poached Lobster on Brioche with Truffled Fries to gluten free choices like Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon on Lemon Whipped Potatoes with Smoky Bacon Collards, Sautéed Shrimp, Tomatoes and a delicious Avocado-Key Lime Butter Sauce they have it all, including favorites like Nestle Crunch bars and Popcorn too!

CineBistro doesn't just open the doors in hopes you will buy a ticket, stand in line at the concession and herd you through like a bunch of sheep, they pamper you. True to their commitment to providing the absolute best movie-going experience, they offer the highest-quality audio and visual presentation, unsurpassed comfort and outstanding customer service.  Which brings us back to the staff! They only employ the best chefs and strive to train staff in every aspect of their jobs.  As much as they want you to be happy and enjoy YOUR experience at CineBistro they also want staff to enjoy their roles. They know the people providing you the best experience need to know they are supported.  So not only do they focus on you, the consumer, they also maintain a high morale among staff knowing a well-supported staff will translate into the best possible experience for you, the movie-goer! Are you like us, do you go to the movies often? If so you should check out Cobb's “Frequent Moviegoer Program”. It rewards members with movie tickets and concession items and keeps you informed about special events like their wine dinners, bourbon dinners, and more!  Do you have kids who love movies? After 6 PM CineBistro is 21+ only, however, they do offer a family series at the Hyde Park location where children can accompany their parents to the theater for special screenings scheduled before 6 PM.  During these special family-friendly events the brilliant chefs at CineBistro offer a special kid's menu for children 12 and under along with their normal MENU.

A rapidly expanding enterprise, people love the CineBisto concept, with another theater open in Wesley Chapel us lucky you-know-whats in the 813area have a wonderful choice each time we go to the movies in North and South Tampa thanks to Cobb Theaters and CineBistro
Don't you need a delicious movie-going experience, you are going to eat before or after the film anyway, so why not treat yourself to the CineBistro experience? I feel sure like me, once you do, you will be hooked!  It's good to treat yourself, to allow yourself an upgrade! You work hard, you deserve the best, and the best is waiting for you at CineBistro! Make all your movies something special, break free from the herd and choose CineBistro.