Possibly Boston’s poshest cinema and certainly its most detail and comfort oriented, the ShowPlace ICON has 10 auditoriums, varying from the 131-seat ICON-X large format room to a cozier 63-seat black box type. Though a national chain, it is family owned and originated with a 1909 Nickelodeon in Illinois. This is no Nickelodeon: A large full service bar and lounge dominates the lobby, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Seaport. Grab a comfy bar seat or space on a cozy banquette with a table. Food is available before, during, and after shows in the afternoon and evening, and the lounge offers small plates specially created to take into the theatre—just to annoy true cinemaphiles. There’s popcorn, too, often designed by a local chef. More important, there’s large recliner seating and the tech side is unsurpassable, complete with RealD 3D capability. The cinema has a reserved seating-only policy, and evening films are 18-plus. Infants (age two and under) are discouraged and are charged full adult price.
|Venue name:||ShowPlace ICON Theatres - Seaport|
60 Seaport Blvd
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