St. Augustine’s only art house cinema is a showcase for classic films, brand new indie pictures worth spotlighting, and a variety of eclectic local St. Augustine events. The three-room movie house is where you can find a classic movie over a nice freshly-made sandwich, a glass of wine, and a luxury seat.
It’s the movie dining experience you deserve. The below is an overview of what makes the Corazon Cinema and Café one of the main attractions of St. Augustine, with an old-school nostalgia and dazzling décor.
A Menu of Hollywood Icons
The Corazon Cinema and Café can essentially be divided into three categories: movies, food, and events. The food is all freshly-prepped, including an assortment of sandwiches, wraps, and salad.
The menu is peculiar for its naming conventions, incorporating the names of Hollywood starlets and icons tied to a specific theme. The Alfred Hitchcock sandwich consists of egg salad, tomato, onion, Italian dressing, and mayo with your choice of bread and cheese (in reference to Hitchcock’s bizarre and little-known intense fear of eggs).
The Brigitte Bardot is a classic and authentic French dip sandwich, coated in warm Au Jus dipping sauce. Other menu items utilize a “can you guess it” reference to classic film masters of their craft.
Orders can be made to-go. Catering is also available, incorporating vegetable platters, mini sandwiches, and a number of custom trays. Catered events include weddings, corporate events, social group meetings, and others held in the nostalgic and whimsical ambiance of the classic movie house.
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Films of the Corazon
The Corazon Cinema and Café is popular for its range of classic, contemporary, and independent films playing afternoons and evenings. Showtimes often begin at either 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., with another round of showings in the evening around 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.
The Corazon specializes in indie darlings, such as Lady Bird and Moonlight, as well as acclaimed foreign pictures, representing a diverse set of cultural influences in St. Augustine. Always visit the website for up-to-date film showings.
Additional films may play at noon for the Throwback Thursday’s events, showcasing a classic film for $10 a person, including a sandwich and drink.
Other event showcases often tied to a specific theme or actor, such as the Christopher Lee film showcase or the John Hughes special, featuring classic film showings of the Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Tickets are around $8 per person, with discounts applied for students, seniors, or military.
You can always find a particular set of captivating films for your next vacation getaway. What will be playing when you come to visit?
St. Augustine Events at the Corazon
The Corazon is often the home of community events, displaying an influential presence in the local arts. The Corazon hosts art galleries, performances and music videos, and discussions around the film. Comedy nights are every second Friday of the month, with a roundhouse selection of touring acts and local favorites.
The Corazon Cinema and Café often collaborates with community social groups with events celebrating film and art. This includes the Lightner Museum Fashion Show, Afternoon Tea Specials, the “French film” group, and St Augustine Live!, a local television show which films every week. Many of these events are open to the public.
The team strives to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that is unique with each visit. Guests arrive at the front counter, order some food, and have it delivered to their spot in one of three distinctly-decorated movie rooms. The cinema retains that old-school charm of watching a movie in a relaxing setting, reclining far back in your seat with friends and loved ones.
The Corazon Cinema and Café is located in downtown St. Augustine at 36 Granada St., just south of Flagler College. For more about this fun-filled cultural attraction or for lodging information for your upcoming trip, contact our St. Augustine resort at (800)-398-5980.