Showplace ICON just opened in Mountain View. I saw ‘First Man’ yesterday and loved the experience. My favorite things about this new theater: the 6 feet of leg-room and the electric recliners with seat heaters that guests control, the 74 foot RealD Ultimate Screen, the adult drink menu and the outstanding food prepared by a real chef.
I also had a bag of popcorn, because the smell of it hit me as soon as I walked in the door and it was all I could think about, even through there were all kinds of tempting up-scale menu items, like Ponzo Salmon Toast and other items that are designed to be easy to enjoy during a movie.
And now that I have a heater in my seat, I don’t have to bring a coat to the movies. This is fabulous news!
ICON has 6 other locations and will be opening in Valley Fair soon. I would say that they are more sophisticated than the average movie theater and perfect for a date night. They say that their “admission policies and ticketing structure caters to adult audiences.” That sounds good to me.
The company is Kerasotes and they’re family owned and have over 100 years of experience in the movie industry and are the oldest operating theatre exhibitor in the country.
It has 3 floors, 10 auditoriums, and seats 1103 people. It is in The Village at San Antonio Center, so there are plenty of nice places to go out to dinner before your movie.
The top floor is the Lobby Lounge, which holds 150 people, 21 and older. I loved the view of Mountain View at dusk, the neighboring city lights, and the comfortable bar seating and tables made me want to stay for a while, instead of running into the theater to grab a seat. I noticed that they have one auditorium that has seating for 40, in case you want a private screening.
We didn’t have any trouble parking. If you live within walking distance, or can use ride-sharing that would be ideal, once everyone figures out how awesome ICON is.
This place is going to fit in perfectly in Mountain View and I’m so happy to have had the chance to experience it and meet their friendly team. Icon, welcome to Mountain View!