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City Base Cinemas: One Of The Best Movie Theaters In Cincinnati

Catch the hottest new movies in luxury at City Base Cinemas. Heated reclining seats, restaurant service at the push of a button, and showing all the newest movies makes City Base Cinemas the best movie theater in Cincinnati.

The cinema experience is receiving a much-needed glow-up with cocktail service, gourmet popcorn, and the option to pre-select your seats. It has been enough to transform this non-movie goer into a semi-regular attendee! This article will dive into what makes City Base Cinemas our favorite movie theater in Cincinnati.

One of the best movie theaters in Cincinnati : City Base Cinemas

Where Is City Base Cinemas

City Base Cinemas is in Kenwood, near the Kenwood Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theater sits directly above Whole Foods at the Kenwood Collection. The Kenwood Collection is home to other popular retailers such as Crate & Barrel, L.L.Bean, and the Containers Store.

TIP: During the holidays allow an extra 15 minutes to get to the cinemas as traffic near the Kenwood Towncenter tends to be heavier than normal.

Where is City Base Cinemas in Kenwood

TIP: Don’t get City Base Cinemas confused with the Kenwood Theater. These theaters offer two different movie-going experiences. The Kenwood Theater is next to the Deweys off of Kenwood Road.

Where Do I Park At City Base Cinemas

There is a garage that offers plenty of Cinema parking. Follow the signs for the Cinema parking, then take the elevator to the Cinemas.

Parking For City Base in the garage

Parking is also available in the lot in front of the Kenwood Collection. However, be mindful of the signs that say “No Cinema Parking.” These can be found in front of Whole Foods and other businesses. Take the escalator or elevator to the second floor from the parking lot, then hang a left to City Base.

TIP: Signage is not the greatest in the parking garage. Look for P4; the area with the elevator is orange with a sign that says elevator up to retail and Cinema Entrance.

Why City Base Is The Best Movie Theater In Cincinnati

Pre-Selection of Seats

Gone are the days of rushing to the movies a half-hour before your showing to snag the best seat in the theater. Hop over to City Base Cinemas Website to check out what is showing and how to get your tickets! At City Base, you can purchase your tickets and select your seats online.

City Base Cinemas in Kenwood Theaters

Many patrons choose to arrive early to enjoy a pre-movie cocktail at the bar or lounge in the chic lobby while they await their film. Another line you don’t have to wait in is concessions, which brings me to my next point.

BUDGET TIP: Shows before 5 pm have special matinee pricing.

Enjoy Restaurant Service At The Touch Of A Button

A revolutionary concept in the cinema industry is having servers come to your seat at the push of a button. After settling in, take a look at the menu by scanning the QR code on your phone. Then press the service button to call your server.

Chicken Tenders

Within minutes your server will be there to take your order. Guests can choose from endless bowls of gourmet popcorn with truffle parmesan, a tasty appetizer of pretzel fries, or opt for one of their entrees or pizzas. Guests can also order cocktails, beer, and wine.

The Menu

City Base Cinemas offers a typical American-based menu, with classic pizza, tendies, and plenty of small bites. Sample a few of our personal favorites, including pretzel fries, the chicken tenders, and their Garden Salad with Chicken. 

Pretzel Fries

They offer traditional movie candy or opt to indulge in one of their delicious milkshakes for a sweet treat.

A fantastic selection of craft beer is on tap, with many from local breweries. Sip on their signature City Base Lemonade or take advantage of their full bar.

Menu at City Base Cinemas

TIP: They offer endless refills on fountain sodas and bottomless bowls of popcorn!

Don’t want to eat dinner at the cinema? Pies & Pint and Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ are only a few steps away.

Heated Seats That Recline

Does anyone else ever get cold at the movies? When I found out City Base has heated seats, I was all in. Each seat reclines and is heated with the option to adjust your heat level. It does take a few minutes to heat up, but it is glorious once it does.

Heated seat at City Base Cinemas : Movie theater in Cincinnati

The seats are plush and recline, giving movie-goers the ultimate luxury movie experience.

The Movie Selection Is Great

Not only are the latest blockbusters showing at City Base, but they will frequently pull out classics to rewatch on the big screen. Recent ones include a Christmas Story over the holidays and old-school horror movies at Halloween.

Reclining heated seats at City Base Cinemas in Cincinnati, Ohio

We took our daughter to see Hotel Transylvania on Halloween, and it was fun for the entire family! They also show a good selection of independent films.

Tip: Follow City Base on Facebook and Instagram to find out what movies or special events are coming up next.

They Offer Private Events

We booked a private theater for the Halloween showing of Hotel Transylvania. It was so awesome to have an entire theater to ourselves, especially when we invited a good number of young children.

City Base Cinemas Private Theater

City Base has a variety of theaters available to rent, including their deluxe Cinema space upstairs, which features a pool table, private dining tables, buffet options, and more!

The bar and lobby

We are thrilled that City Base in Kenwood is now open! It is one of our Top Things To Do In Cincinnati with Kids. Be sure to give them a try the next time you are going to the movies.

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