Remember back in the good ol’ days when the drive-in theater was the place to be on summer nights? Yeah, well, neither do we but we have a feeling that The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ summer Dive In Movies take that old-timey tradition up quite a few notches… and that’s obviously because here in Vegas, we tend to raise the bar with just about everything we do.
Take a minute to think about it: First, at the old school drive-in movies, you couldn’t (legally) have booze in your bandwagon and that’s just so boring. Second, drive-in movie venues have never served movie-goers decadent, full-course meals (unless perhaps an attendee rocked T-Swift status, and brought their own Craft truck, which we highly doubt). And lastly, drive-in movies must have been a total drag because if you were toting around a carsick-prone crew, then it was only a matter of time before one of them ended up with motion sickness-induced spew in their lap, which would inevitably cut your night short… not cool.
So now that we’ve established that drive-in movies are a memory of yesteryear, let’s focus on the entertainment gem that has completely reinvented that no-so-glamorous pastime for our modern day kicks — the “Dive In Movie.”
A splash zone by day and a cinema by night, the Marquee at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is transforming every Monday through September 7th into a colossal movie screen for a cinematic experience unlike any other in Sin City.
More than a sly play on words, the Dive In Movies feature old time favorites such as “Jurassic Park” and “Clueless” and present day blockbuster hits like “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “Kung Fu Panda” for a relaxed evening of poolside family friendly entertainment. And since regular concessions are all too common for this unique attraction, patrons can appease their movie munchies with the extensive food and beverage menu that features two special Dive In Movie dining selections. Among these options, guests can order freely or in prix-fixe fashion from the resort’s famed eatery, Jaleo, with Jaleo’s Paella Picnic ($30 per person) and for those with taste buds that favor flavor north of the border, The Henry Dinner for 2 ($40 per person) offers patrons a customized prix-fixe option of tried and true appetizers, entreés and desserts that will surely give dinner and a movie an entirely new meaning.
Dive In Movie details:
Mondays: Doors open at 6:30PM, first film starts at 7 p.m., second film at 9 p.m.
$5 per person, complimentary for hotel guests
Dive In Movie schedule:
June 8: The Care Bears Movie | Sixteen Candles
June 15: Land Before Time | Jurassic Park Film
June 22: Critic’s Choice
June 29: Monsters vs. Aliens | Independence Day
July 6: Despicable Me | Despicable Me 2
July 13: The Fantastic Mr. Fox | The Grand Budapest Hotel
July 20: Lego Movie | Transformers
July 27: Agent Cody Banks | Mission Impossible
August 3: The Amazing Spiderman | The Dark Knight Rises
August 10: The Sandlot | Major League
August 17: Clueless | Breakfast at Tiffany’s
August 24: Hotel Transylvania | ParaNorman
August 31: Kung Fu Panda | Kung Fu Panda 2
September 7: Rango | Life Of Pi