A movie theatre in Switzerland is combining all the comforts of home with the latest film releases on the big screen for a cinematic experience you won’t soon forget. Oh, AND giving a whole new meaning to watching a movie in bed.
Cinema Pathé in Spreitenbach just opened their “VIP Bedroom Cinema” where they have replaced conventional seats with 11 double beds, complete with sheets, duvets, pillows, electronically adjustable headrests, and bedside tables. And just in case you’re missing your favorite pair of cozy slippers, they offer those too.
The cost of this snuggly screening experience? 49 francs, which is the equivalent of $48.50.
Before you spit out your coffee in horror, this also includes unlimited snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. And the snacks aren’t just your typical popcorn and candy. They also include hot dogs, crepes and waffles. Because come on, what defines comfort more than a plate full of steaming waffles? Nothing, my friends.
Waffles notwithstanding, my first reaction to the idea of double beds in a movie theatre was this:
It’s possible that I have fallen asleep a time or two in the movie theatre. Most recently during Avengers End Game. Don’t hate me.
While I would love to tell you it was during a late show, sadly, it was not. It was in the middle of the day. The MIDDLE. During a matinee. So as appealing as cozying up with my boo on a double bed in front of a mega screen with Dolby digital surround sound pouring out of a gazillion speakers and eating ALL THE SNACKS is, I wouldn’t last 5 minutes into the previews.
It’s hard enough for me to stay awake in a reclining leather theatre seat. Seriously, just give me the old folding seats with threadbare upholstery and barely there padding and I may make it to the end without accidentally shutting my eyes for an extended period of time.
And let’s be honest. It’s not just the sleeping I’d be concerned about.
There’s also the snoring from my fellow movie goers who are also afflicted with movie sleepitis. Or the ones who have other things on their minds. Like NOT sleeping. As one commenter joked, “This better be butter from someone’s popcorn.” Exaaactly. It would seem that Netflix and chill just got an upgrade.
Apparently, though, knocking boots isn’t a concern for Venanzio Di Bacco, the CEO of Pathé Switzerland. In an interview with local news 20 Minuten, he claims that the concept has been tested abroad and they have had “no problems so far.”
But when there’s a sudden baby boom in 9 months, we’ll know who to blame. In addition, he says, “The hygiene aspect is very important to us,” and he assures patrons that the sheets will be changed between every screening. With a bucket of bleach, I hope.
If the idea of paying to watch a movie in bed at a theatre isn’t your thing, you can choose one of the other VIP rooms Cinema Pathé has available.
Such as the VIP Lounge, which offers loveseats and chaise loungers:
Or the VIP Kids Cinema, replete with bean bag chairs, a ball pit, and a slide.
Or you could just go the more traditional route and sit back and relax in a throwback to the La-Z-Boy recliner.
Whichever one you choose, it’s certain to be a movie night to remember. Just maybe not for the actual movie.