Take me to the movies!

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I am pretty sure I’ve discovered family gold when it comes to weekend activities. You can thank me later. I first started sharing about CMX Cinemas on my IG and my DMs blew up so I wanted to share in a full blog post as well.

Visiting this luxurious movie theater might just award you Mom of the Year OR Wife of the Year so listen up because “going to the movies” just got a whole lot cooler.

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Forgot everything you know about movie theaters because CMX Cinemas takes it to an entirely new level. CMX Market <we visit the Skokie location> is ideal for family, parties and events.

Upon reaching the top of the escalator, one is greeted with a bevy of food options ranging from homemade pizzas to burgers to brisket sandwiches. Every kind of beverage you can dream of and perfectly displayed rows of classic movie candy line the store. A full bar sits adjacent in the far corner where parents can order their standard faves as well as holiday or seasonal favorites.

Don’t even get me started on the seating because their movie loungers are more comfortable than my couch. Legit. Just a swipe of a button and we turned ours into a family couch so the girls could pop in and out during Wreck it Ralph Breaks the Internet…which, I also highly recommend. Cute message; I actually liked it better than the first! You’ve got to take your kiddos here. I can’t wait for The Return of Mary Poppins to arrive. #kidatheart

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Next up is something for the adults: Cinebistro. <also owned by CMX in Skokie but they have multiple locations.> My husband visited this past Sunday to finally catch A Star is Born which most definitely did not disappoint. This theater is just as plush but for 21+ and older. Think a larger bar and lounge area with slightly more elevated food.

For instance, I ordered plank salmon on a bed of veggies with a glass of Rosé while my husband ordered his favorite craft beer along side a chicken sandwich and the most insane French fries. Damn those fries. Whereas at CMX Market you order your food and pick it up; at Cinebistro you place your order with an in-theater server and it’s delivered to your seat. See what I mean about luxury?

Honestly, we will be back. Just a mere 13 minutes from my house…it’s the most comfortable movie going experience I’ve ever had and it’s worth it! Like being at home except I am usually the one serving everyone else their food! What a treat to have the reverse!

See below for my special reader offer and enjoy! This is a great destination for winter break!

Special offer: Follow @cmxcinemas and send a DM with your email and #cmxjohanna to receive a special holiday treat! The offer will be good through Dec 31st, 2018. Happy week!