Kinopalatsi (Kinopalace) is Finnish for "Cinema Palace." It opened in 1998 as Finland's first multiplex cinema. The three-story building features 10 screens and a total of 1,694 seats. The theater has a rich history, occupying the site of an older cinema, the Metropol, which opened in 1939. Even though the theater does a bustling business, it wanted to renovate and update the refreshment area to offer customers something better and different from other theaters.
The result was Delicasy World. The concept was to offer customers more than the traditional snacks, such as soda and popcorn. Delicasy World serves a wide variety of snacks to suit every taste, including candy, chips, ice cream, juice, coffee, and grilled food.
"We wanted to build a complete refreshment area that would have something for everyone," said Mr. Henri Kurki, theater manager of the Kinopalace Helsinki.