ShowPlace ICON at the Seaport: The best place to watch movies in Boston

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After a week of long hours working, the hubby and I decided we owed ourselves a nice relaxed date night. Because we hadn’t been to the movies in a while, a classic dinner and a movie was the perfect choice for date night. Besides, I had been meaning to checkout the Showplace ICON at the Seaport movie theater in Boston’s beautiful Seaport area. I have heard some friends mention how they loved it and many of their guests have called Showplace ICON “The best moviegoing experience in Boston”  Choosing this location was an easy decision for us.

Getting to theater is easy with major highways nearby and a T stop right next to the theater. Parking is also a breeze with a number of parking garages including street parking if you are lucky to find a spot. We parked at One Seaport Garage which seemed the most convenient.

The Showplace ICON Theater is located in the Seaport area of Boston. If you live around the area you probably know that the Seaport area has become a very trendy hangout area in Boston. With so many new shops and restaurants opening around the area, it is definitely the place to be these days. It is such a cool part of town were occasionally you will spot horses on carriages or couples walking hand in hand enjoying the scene.

My ShowPlace ICON at the Seaport Experience:

The cinema has 10 small and super comfy auditoriums plus a restaurant and lounge with awesome views of Boston’s skyline. I am drawn to the fact that it is a moviegoing experience created for adults. Anyone under 18 years old is allowed in any G, PG and PG13 showing before 8PM when accompanied by a parent. After 8pm all shows are for guest 18+. This is perfect for parents who want take a night off or people who are looking for a adult friendly spot.

We got there pretty early so we headed over to the Lobby lounge for a quick bite and cocktails before the movie started. The Lobby lounge is located upstairs and there you will find a nice selection of food and drinks on the menu. I was especially in the mood for a cocktail and very happy they had some good options. We ordered French fries and dip which was pretty good, you get 3 dips on the side including bacon ketchup, chipotle ranch, spicy aioli. For my cocktail, I ordered the Showplace which is made of Bourbon, orange, peach, club soda.

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After our quick bite, we headed over to the theater and boy was I happy with small the size of the theater room and the chairs. You get to watch the movie in the comfort of a reclining chair with heated seats. Just put your feet up and feel at home. In the theater you will also get to experience the ICON-X movie going experience with Dolby Atmos sound and 4K Laser Projection which is pretty awesome.

My favorite part was that I could bring my food from the lounge into the theater, including drinks. I took my cocktail with me and we ordered some popcorn to enjoy during the movie. I can safely say that Showplace ICON at the Seaport has the best popcorn selection of any movie house I have been to. With gourmet popcorn choices like bacon popcorn, caramel and more, it is just the best. Of course I ordered the bacon popcorn because what doesn’t taste better without bacon, right? You can also get plain popcorn which my husband did. You also get free popcorn refills for the non gourmet popcorn which is another plus.

ShowPlace ICON at the SeaportAfter the movie we went back to the Lobby lounge for a full meal and once again I was impressed by the food. I ordered the Southwest barbecue chicken salad and the hubby ordered Bang shrimp tacos which both tasted good. Lobby Lounge ShowPlace ICON at the Seaport

My experience at the Showplace ICON was really great and I would recommend it for anyone looking for something to do in Boston. The hubby and I have decided to visit Showcase Icon Boston at least once a month as a date night tradition. It is certainly a great destination for friends and family too. With the holidays coming it would be a fun place to bring your family, visiting guests or girlfriends for a night out.

Current Showplace Icon Boston Offers:

Every Tuesday is $5 Tuesday for all films reserved on their website or app. If you reserve in person it is $6 all day Tuesday. Extras Members that reserve on the website or app will also get a free small popcorn. The Lobby Lounge also offers $2 Appetizers all day Tuesday (dine-in only. Cannot take into theater) Signing up for the Extras Membership program is free! Click here to sign up.

ShowPlace ICON at the Seaport: The best place to watch movies in Boston

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  1. I started to go to the cinema more often but my local one looks nothing like the one you’ve been to. Those chairs look so comfy and I love that there is such a large gourmet popcorn selection.

  2. Trust me, with my serious love for watching movies at theaters, I wouldn’t want to leave this place. It’s all cozy oh my! And I’d love to take the horse carriage ride to the theater too!

  3. Loving this place!! I’m sure I’ll be getting more hangouts in the cinema if I get to sit in these cozy seats and have some relaxing time with friends or fam!

  4. This looks great!! I love going to the movies and love that so many of them are starting to serve real meals and have this big comfy lounge chairs!

  5. Heated seats? That’s awesome. I wonder if our recliners have them at our local theater and I just never noticed I’m going to check. 🙂

  6. Ok, I am going to have to convince some of the local theaters near me to do that Bacon popcorn. That just looks too yummy. I know we have some gourmet style corn but nothing like that. Making me want to go back to the theater.

  7. Wow, what a great time to bond with your husband. Definitely a great idea to do especially during the holidays. Would love to experience the taste of a bacon popcorn as well.

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