Managers of Warren Theatres in Moore decided the opening of the fourth installment of the Twilight movie series was the perfect time to debut their new, luxurious Director's Suites. And it seems they were right. Both suites were sold out for the midnight showing of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1."
Each Director's Suite holds 40, individual, plush seats. I'd say it's like watching a movie at home, but after getting just a taste of these fancy theaters, I'd say it's better. I don't have a velvety soft, temperature-controlled recliner at my house. Nor do I have a giant movie screen, digital pictures, surround sound, or a wait staff to bring me food.
Les Padzensky, the Vice President of Food and Beverage of Warren Theatres, says theater owner Bill Warren wanted to give people a taste of movie-industry luxury.
"He wanted people in the state of Oklahoma to be able to watch movies like they do in Hollywood, movie-mogul style."
Each seat costs $22, a pretty good chunk of change in today's tough economic climate. Padzensky says he understands people are on tight budgets, but he believes moviegoers are willing to part with a few extra dollars when they receive so much in return.
"I think that people want to have a great experience. If they're going to spend their money, they want to spend it on something that makes them feel good, and that will treat them like royalty. And that's what this is all about."
There's also a lounge between the two small theaters where people can enjoy a drink before watching a movie. Padzensky says the Director's Suites are strictly for adults. Unlike the Warren Theater's grand auditorium with balcony seating, children's movies will not be shown in the smaller, more intimate theaters.
The suites are also available for business meetings and parties. Contact the Warren Theatre in Moore for more information on pricing.