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Go Inside Cinépolis, RSM's New Theater

Patch goes inside the luxury theater that will open next month in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Can't wait to see The Hobbit on the big screen? Here's something to hold you over. Patch went inside the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Rancho Santa Margarita, and it's a far cry from the old Edwards Cinema Six that it replaced.

High-end finishes reminiscent of a Beverly Hills hotel are the hallmark of the theater, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 14, just in time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The construction of Cinepolis and the courtyard in front of it has provided the Mexico-based theater chain—the fourth-largest in the world—with its own unexpected journey. The original finish date was supposed to be Sept. 1, and it kept getting pushed back, mostly because the outdoor area wasn't ready.

Crews of about 15 to 20 will begin working 10 hours a day six days a week next to get the courtyard ready for the opening, though some landscaping probably won't get done until after Dec. 14.

The theater will employ 80 to 100 people, and those interested in applying for jobs can do so on the company website at CinepolisUSA.com.

The Rancho Santa Margarita Cinepolis will be the company's fifth to open in the United States; others are in La Costa, Del Mar, Laguna Niguel and Westlake Village.

The interior of the 30,960 square foot building has been done for about a month. It features granite and marble tile and several big-screen televisions, a bar, and dining areas in the lobby, upstairs and outside.

The six theaters will hold 480 customers in oversized reclining leather chairs; the original plan called for seating for 488.

So while you're waiting on The Hobbit, check out the photos of Cinepolis.

Missy Jackson January 01, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Just me needs to take a chill pill. It's wonderful to have a fabulous upscale movie theater serving out community.
Mayra Gutierrez February 03, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Beautiful upscale movie theatre. Very clean!!! The waitors are attentive. It's a bit pricey, but the service here makes it well worth it.
Brandon Tallan June 22, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Movies bring their own blockbuster experience for the customer of Cinepolis! Imagine yourself in a luxurious leather chair with your chosen settings to recline, extend your legs with outrageous comfort while seeing the latest movie that you did not have to wait in line for to attend nor deal with hassles of crowds. It is true and now the only way we like to go to the movies! Now you too can enjoy Cinepolis and ticket from the ease at your home. Cinepolis proves to be the perfect theater to enjoy a movie with the privacy of space, dining choices and a cocktail to enjoy that could be anything of your delights from your favorite martini or a preferred wine. The pricing is not an option when you consider the first class experience and comfort to go to the movies which is why Cinepolis is so successful throughout South America with our great opportunity to now have in Southern California. We highly recommend Cinepolis as a family and an ideal date night. Cozy up and say "Cheers to Cinepolis!"

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