The Corazon Cinema and Café celebrates its grand opening Friday, September 26th, 2014. I think it will be a big star here in Saint Augustine.
The Corazon Cinema and Café is located at 36 Granada Street, in historic downtown St. Augustine (formerly known as “Pot Belly’s Theater.”)
This Drafthouse style cinema will feature Sundance film festival style films 7 days a week starting at 7:00 pm. They will also be serving up lunch from 11:00 – 3:00 and other goodies all day long.
I spoke with the owner of the Corazon, Karla Wagner the day I stopped in. She was delightful to meet with and her passion for the renovation of this historic theater really shined through. Her goal is to create an art house with eating, drinking and entertainment, all in one great spot. They are all about community here too. They have all ready committed to hosting some of the films for the Saint Augustine Film Festival in January, 2015.
The building dates back over 125 years. It was home to a cigar factory, upholstery shop and a feed store. The original brick in parts of the building has been left exposed to preserve the buildings history. The Cinema has three theater rooms where movies are shown. Two of the rooms have comfortable large seats with tables to eat and drink at. One thing to note, they will not have wait staff waiting on you during your movie. You go out to the bar area and order just as you would a normal theater. This is great news if you like to not be disturbed while you enjoy your movie. Down the road they will also be adding matinee shows, perfect if you’re looking to find something to do on a rainy day or to escape the afternoon heat. Of course they are serving up popcorn, candy, soda, beer and wine with that movie too. You can check out our Music & nightlife page for movie schedules and to view trailers for what’s playing each week.
If you are looking to have a bite of lunch that any local would approve of, they have that too. The Corazon has picked up two great local chefs, Joe and Tammy Abel formally of the Cheese Wheel. They have all of the famous Cheese Wheel Sandwiches cleverly renamed after movie stars. They also have a selection of salads and French bread pizzas. You will find a selection of beer and wine too. Beer starts at $4.00 for domestics – $6.00 for imports and wine is $5.00 for house & $7.00 for select. They will also offer take out. Here is the complete menu.
Breads: Wheat, White, 12 Grain, Pita, Hoagie, Texas Toast, Barbeque Bread or Rye Cheeses: American, Cheddar, or Provolone
All sandwiches served with your choice of chips, pickle, homemade coleslaw, or homemade potato salad!
Humphrey Bogart – Traditional yet classic fresh roasted turkey breast, mayo, lettuce, onions, tomato, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $7.79
Hugh Jackman – All muscle and no fat. A truly scrumptious roast beef, mayo, lettuce, onions, tomato, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $7.79!
Jim Carrey – Deliciously sweet ham, mayo, lettuce, onions, tomato, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $7.79
Kevin Spacey – A powerful game changing sandwich including Genoa salami, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $7.79
Meryl Streep – Classic and marvelous fresh tuna, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onions, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $7.79
Joe and Tammy’s Famous Chicken Salad – Need we say more? Served with lettuce and tomato, onions, mayo, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $7.79 Alfred Hitchcock – What you expected, or a pleasant surprise; Fresh eggs, onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, Italian dressing, choice of cheese. $6.79 Cate Blanchett – Health conscious; All Veggies; lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, banana peppers, cucumbers, mayo, Italian dressing and sprouts. $6.79 – Add cheese for $1 John Belushi – Fat scrumptious meaty meat balls in a delicious sauce served on a hoagie bun. $7.79 – Add cheese for $1
Channing Tatum – 1/4 pound real beef hot dog served on a hoagie roll – doesn’t get any better! $6.79 – Add cheese, slaw, or sauerkraut for $1
Robert Redford – Well it does get better…1/4 pound of all beef hamburger served with lettuce and tomato, onion, pickles, and mayo. $7.79 – Add cheese for $1 James Bond – More than your ordinary barbecue sandwich; this bold and dynamic sliced beef is served with a secret sauce that makes it spell binding. $7.79 – Add cheese for $1 Bridget Bardot – The true French dip; tender sliced beef served on a sub roll with ajus dipping sauce… Ooh la la! $7.79
Sophia Loren – The real Italian which includes Genoa salami, ham, american cheese, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers, pepperoni, and Italian dressing. $7.79
The Jordan – The classic hot grilled cheese on Texas toast – grilled to perfection. $4.59 – Add ham for $2 or tomato for $1
The Courtney – Another classic of peanut butter and sweet honey grilled or regular! $4.49
HAM, BEEF, GEONA SALAMI, TURKEY Shrek and Fiona – Choice of 2 meats above, comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, Italian dressing and choice of cheese. $8.79 The 3 Stooges – Choice of 3 meats above, comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, Italian dressing and choice of cheese. $8.99 The Dagwood – Choice of 4 meats above, comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, Italian dressing, and choice of cheese! $9.79
All salads served with your choice of dressing: Italian, Ranch, Oil and Vinegar, 1000 Island, French, or Blue cheese.
Tossed Salad – Crisp bed of lettuce served with tomato wedges, cucumber, onions, and sprouts. $5.99
Tuna Salad – Deliciously large scoops of freshly made tuna salad on a bed of lettuce, with tomato wedges, sprouts, onion, and cucumber. $7.99
Chicken Salad- Our famous chicken salad served on a bed of lettuce, tomato wedges, onions, sprouts, and cucumber. $8.99
Egg Salad – Freshly made egg salad served on a bed of lettuce, tomato wedges, onions, sprouts, and cucumber. $6.99
Chef Salad – Scrumptious turkey, ham, and your choice of cheese, served on a bed of lettuce, tomato, wedges, cucumbers, egg, onions, and sprouts. $8.99
FRENCH BREAD PIZZA
Homemade sauce and toasted to perfection
Cheese – $4.99 Pepperoni & Cheese – $5.99
Free refills on all soda, tea or coffee
Fountain Sodas and Iced Tea Small – $1.99 / Medium – $2.59 / Large – $2.89 Coffee – $1.50 Hot Tea or Cocoa – $2.00 Bottled Water – $1.50 Bottled Soda – $1.50
Beer and Wine Available
So go check them out! We think you will love the place if you’re into independent films. Let us know what you think, we value your feedback.
You can check out our Music & nightlife page for movie schedules and to view trailers for what’s playing each week.
Friday Sept 26 through Thursday Oct 2nd:
7:00 pm Showing – “Life is Beautiful”
7:30 Showtime – “The Usual Suspects”
$8 – Adults
$7 – Students, Military and Senior Citizens
The Corazon Cinema and Café
36 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Box Office – 904-679-5736
Plenty of free parking is available in the two lots next door in the evening or metered parking during the day.
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