The Triangle gets another cinema grill in Holly Springs, NC. I was invited to the soft launch of Ovation Cinema Grill by my friend Kia who is a local film critic. Upon arrival we were checked in and greeted by Ovation staff and met the head chef immediately. Chef Ed has a great personality and will keep you laughing. We briefly touched base on the menu and I mentioned I had food allergies. I asked questions about ingredients, dietary limitations and allergy restrictions. He said that accommodations can be made to fit your dietary needs. That made me happy because I am forever altering my food due to my allergies!
We were able to mix and mingle for a little while before the scheduled activities started. I enjoyed a glass of Moscato while taking in the scenery. I love that it’s a nice big open space between the lobby, lounge area with fire place and bar. You have an outside patio to enjoy when the weather permits. There are nine theaters to enjoy. Small, Medium and Carmike’s Big-D Experience is the largest theater. There are a total of 1,021 seats in Ovation Cinema Grill between all nine theaters. You have the option of reserved seating in their premium luxury recliner seats. One of my absolute favorite features is the “call button” located on your seat if you need assistance. You get a full-service cinematic dining experience.
Touring the Ovation Cinema Grill was a treat! They are a family friendly facility and don’t have any restrictions as to when your children can see a show. They will always have a family friendly feature playing on their movie line up. After the announcements and ribbon cutting, we all headed towards Carmike’s Big-D Theater to sit down and enjoy Central Intelligence. A pre-selected 3 course menu was chosen for this event and we were able to choose our desired starter, entrée and dessert! I had the Boom Boom Shrimp, Cavatappi Pest Alfredo with Shrimp and Funnel Fries with Chocolate Sauce. I enjoyed every bit of it! YUM!!!!! The menu is All American Bistro inspired.
I loved the movie screen! It’s HUGE (wall to wall and floor to ceiling) curved screen offering a dimensional sight. The Big-D offers stadium seating and is powered by cutting edge Christie Brilliant 3-D flash projector that also presents 2-D entertainment. This creates a picture quality with noticeably higher resolution than HD, putting it above its competition. 3-D is offered in auditoriums 5, 8 & 9. The audio was stellar, using Dolby 5.1 surround sound supported by quad-amplified speakers and subwoofers. I was able to enjoy my dinner and a movie comfortably! Ovation Cinema Grill delivered! I honestly can’t wait to see a 3-D feature film in the Big-D Experience!
Current Theater Ticket Pricing for Evening/Matinee is as follows… Adult $10.50/$8.00, Senior $8.00/$6.00, Child $7.50/$6.00 and add $3.00 for a 3-D film. Don’t forget about $5.00 Tuesday’s! Ovation Cinema Grill is available to host a variety of events. Visit the Ovation Cinema Grill website for more information. This is a great addition to the Holly Springs community and surrounding areas.