It’s a mystery why Charleston has taken so long to welcome a sit-down movie theater where a waitstaff takes food orders and offers a selection of wine and beer to the serious movie patrons who also enjoy plush seating (like myself).

Slated to open June 27, Cinebarre promises to be all of the above.

Replacing the former Regal in Mount Pleasant, this up-and-coming cinema will be an upgrade. Geared towards a “mature” clientelle, Cinebarre’s retro decor and strict cell-phone ban contribute to a no-nonsense movie experience for adults. No under the age of 17 is allowed entrance without a parent or guardian. Children under 6 are not allowed at all. Did I mention the on-the-spot complaint system? Bartenders joining forces with the movie police — it’s about time. —Gervase Caycedo

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