Hollywood has come to the Upper East Side and the thrills of the silver screen are heating up the neighborhood. On November 7, CMX Cinemas along with CEO, Jose Leonardo Martí, hosted the fantastic opening celebration of their first New York City outpost, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd.
The epic event paid homage to three celebrated films and was grandly hosted by film icons that included film director, producer and writer, Spike Lee; renowned actress Brooke Shields; and actress and granddaughter of iconic silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, Kiera Chaplin.
Over 300 guests gathered at the soiree for grand dishes, cocktails and film watching. New York socialites, luminaries, industry leaders and celebrities, such as Katie Couric and John Molner, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Grace Hightower De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst, Lizzie Tisch, and Jazmin Grimaldi and Ian Mellencamp, were on hand to applaud the momentous occasion.
Notable attendees also included: Katie Couric, Dolly Wells, Rosanna Scotto, Davi Santos, Damon Gillespie, Richard Phillips, Drew Nieporent, Alex Lundqvist, Nancy Jarecki, Tove Nord, Monique Pean, Charl Brown, Lise Evans, Leon Robinson, Jessica Barta Lam, Marinet Matthee, Kea Ho, Jamie Cepero, Antoine Verglas, Timo Weiland and Easter Sunday.
Coveted films presented were Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”, Brooke Shields’ “Pretty Baby,” and Kiera Chaplin with “City Lights.”
“Expanding CMX Cinemas into one of the world’s most vibrant and contemporary metropolitan areas is an honor and widespread achievement for the CMX brand of theaters,” said CMX Cinemas CEO, Jose Leonardo Marti. “With its city-inspired sophistication, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd is poised to become a literal icon and flagship for CMX. We look forward to sharing our luxurious cinematic experience with movie-goers for many years to come in this new dynamic and distinctively intimate space.”
Featuring a vertical layout with 45,500 sq. feet of theater space, each of CMX CinéBistro’s six levels contains two auditoriums and immersive bars in the common areas. Ranging in size from 46 to 64 seats, CMX CinéBistro’s six auditoriums feature the latest in projection technology, including a Dolby 7.1 sound system, and lush oversized reclining love seats with leather accents and foot rests, complete with a swivel table. CMX’s unique luxury concept uses cutting-edge technology to offer moviegoers the ultimate upscale, relaxing cinema experience with in-seat, full-service dining and an exceptional assortment of wines and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients by top mixologists.
CMX has grown exponentially by introducing their own and acquiring other movie theater chains, the most successful being the acquisition of Cobb Theatres and Cinebistro. These acquisitions made CMX the eighth largest movie theatre chain in the United States, with 37 locations, 388 screens and its parent company, Cinemex, the 6th largest worldwide with 332 sites and 2,861 screens. CMX has robust expansion plans for 2018, with new locations slated in New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia.
For more information about CMX Cinemas, visit https://www.cmxcinemas.com/