Every time I want to step out to go watch a movie, either on my own, with my wife or as a family, I have the privilege of having movie theaters near me that work with my budget, my taste in movies, and my desire to not have to travel too far for a nice night out. There is, though, one of these theaters that gives me a little more bang for the buck, and at a time when we’re all trying to make our budgets stretch a little further, getting more for less is always a winning combination.
There was once a time when finding a movie theater that met all of your needs was pretty hard to do. In fact, the entire movie industry started to really feel the sting of losing customers to streaming services and other forms of entertainment. The real indictment came when former customer were asked why they stopped going to the movies. The most common response? Many of them felt as though they were being under-appreciated as a customer. Being the smart consumers they were, they looked for entertainment elsewhere.
Movie theaters like the ones closest to me that I love responded with more options for customers to feel special. One theater I like to visit the most serves beer! Yes, you heard right – beer! Not only is that thrilling, but I can actually go the lobby and see the on-site brewery doing its thing. Isn’t that the wildest thing? I don’t just have to settle for a soda. What’s more, the entire idea of movie food is on its head at this place. Before, you dealt with candy and popcorn, but now, you’ve got an actual kitchen staff creating amazing meals. We’re talking pizzas, salads & wraps, gourmet burgers, and some cool twists on old favorites. As if it couldn’t get any more awesome – you can get food & drink service while watching a movie!
Finally, it’s the little ways in which these theaters have really outdone themselves in trying to make me feel welcome. If I happen to have a night on my own, there’s plenty of great drink & meal options from which to choose. Even though I wish it were more often, my wife and I can enjoy a great date night out. Sometimes it can include a movie we both are eager to see, and sometimes just having an adult beverage & a good meal we didn’t have to prepare is a great alternative. If I’ve got the hankering for getting the kids & wife out of the house, I don’t have problems finding first-run movies to choose from, and the menu items available are top-notch and work for all ages.
So, in short, the best movie theaters near me all offer something extra – peace of mind. I know that I’m in good hands when it comes to killer menu items, a great atmosphere, and somewhere where everyone in my family feels welcome.