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The luxe life goes to movies

After entering the lobby (above) of the SuperLux theater in Chestnut Hill, patrons can make their way to theaters that offer plush reclining seats with footrests, drinks, and appetizers and entrees from Davio’s restaurant next door. At left, Fernando Puyana and his wife, Vanessa Newton, at the movies this week.
After entering the lobby (above) of the SuperLux theater in Chestnut Hill, patrons can make their way to theaters that offer plush reclining seats with footrests, drinks, and appetizers and entrees from Davio’s restaurant next door. At left, Fernando Puyana and his wife, Vanessa Newton, at the movies this week.Photos by Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

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hT he Showcase Cinemas SuperLux in Chestnut Hill is not your typical movie-going experience. An employee in a crisp, all-black uniform greets patrons at the door, ushering them into a lobby that looks more like an upscale hotel than a movie theater.

There, a circular concierge desk sits under a large faux-chandelier near A sleek-bar and lounge area. And just wait until you get into the theatre.

This week, the Norwood-based theater chain National Amusements opened this top-of-the line theater in the newly redeveloped shopping center, The Street. For $28, moviegoers can experience the “SuperLux” life, reclining in plush seats with foot rests, browsing appetizers, entrees, and drinks from an iPad, and pressing a call button to order food --before and during the flick

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