Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dinner and a Movie, All at the Same Time

This week Heather and I tried out a new place in town (new to us, at least), a movie theater that also serves up food and beverages.  I'm not talking about waiting in line for 5 minutes to buy a tub of popcorn or Sam's Club sized portions of Milk Duds, but actual food that you eat in the theater.  Want a burger and a beer?  They've got that.  They even have tables in front of each row of seats for you to put your food on so you're not balancing it on your lap.

I don't know if we would have gone to this theater, but we had coupons from our Realtor for free tickets, and since we were apparently the only two people in America under the age of 40 who had not seen the Avengers, we decided to have a Monday evening date night.

I'm not sure which was more novel, going out on a Monday night, or eating mozzarella cheese sticks with a chocolate-peanut butter shake while watching a movie at the theater.  Heather had chicken strips and fries.  And no drink.  It made me thirsty just watching her eat that.  Of course, I was watching with my peripheral vision, since my main focus was on watching the Incredible Hulk destroy an alien race by pounding them into submission.

Overall I give the experience and the movie 2 thumbs up, even though the food was a little on the pricey side. My shake was delicious, and the food was pretty good too.  It was a bit distracting having a waiter ducking his way down the aisle to get payment an hour before the end of the movie, and it's not the easiest thing to calculate a tip and write it on the credit card receipt in the flickering dark, but it was still a lot of fun.  And the movie lived up to the hype for once.  I'm using that space in my brain to erase the collective disappointment of the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers sequels.  Thanks Avengers!