Monday, October 22, 2007

Why didn't I think of that...

Dave and I had a date night this weekend...it's seems like it's been 452 years since that's happened but whatever. Anyway...

We have this place in town called Movie Tavern. And honestly, this is the best idea for Folks with Kids that I've seen in a long time. Basically, you can watch a movie and eat dinner ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Genius, I tell ya. And this is first run theatre, no less!

Dave and I had never been here before so we had no idea what to expect. We thought we had read a review that said you eat IN the theatre, so we were a little confused when the restaurant was actually in the lobby. That's right, instead of annoying arcade games, there was a RESTAURANT in the lobby. We were a little concerned, though, because the movie was at 7:55 and we didn't get there until 7:40. That's obviously not enough time to eat a sit down dinner, so we were hoping to at least get a tub of popcorn somewhere.

But when the usher lady took our tickets, she handed us 2 menus. Things were looking up! As you walk down the hall past all the theatres, there were waiters walking up and down the hallway with you carrying huge trays of food. We weren't sure what to do so we just found our theatre and grabbed a seat.

You sit in these huge leather rolling office chairs, and it's like you are sitting at a bar; you have this long counter top in front of you. In front of every set of chairs, there was a little red button. Before we had a chance to push it (never mind that we had no idea what it was for), a waiter showed up and took our order. And it was a full service menu, full bar, and they had dessert, too. You order your food, and as the movie is playing, you eat it. Heaven. Just heaven.

We found out that the little red button was to call your waiter. So if you needed something in the middle of the movie like a refill or say...DESSERT...you just press the red button and it puts a light off in the kitchen and your waiter comes out to get whatever you need. Seriously...genius.

I really don't know why there are not more of these out there. Right now, they're mainly in Texas, with one in Colorado, one in Kentucky, and one in Ohio. How random is that??

So I ask you...WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!

8 reviews:

Christine said...

Wow, we HAVE to do that. We never see movies anymore!

Mich said...

We have a couple of places like that around town--LOVE THEM! They are a ton of fun ...saw American Pie on Long Island pitcher night..FUN!! Glad you had a good time!

Lynette said...

What a grand idea! Sounds like a lot of fun.

ValleyGirl said...

Are you serious?! How fantastic is THAT idea?! We do that at home sometimes, with us eating on the couch behind the girls, who eat at the coffee table, but of course, then I'm the waitress and that kinda sucks. That sounds like an awesome place to spend the evening!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Brilliant....dinner and a movie at once. I live in Texas but not close enough to any of these gems here...but maybe if I'm ever in that area, I can try that out!!

carrie said...

Oh very kewl!!!!!

Aubrey said...

Thanks for your comment--I like your blog! We have a restaurant/movie place here in Phoenix although I have never been. Would be a fun date night sometime though!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Funny, the kids and I were just talking about this place on the way home from youth group tonight.

We went there when it first opened. Saw Pirates. It was a cool concept, but the food wasn't that great. Dh and I split a Philly cheese steak and I thought it was icky. Dh's chair was broken (lost a wheel) and the waiters going back and forth in front of us was kinda distracting.

Maybe we need to give it another chance and just do dessert. :)