Drafthouse Cinema

We happened to stumble across a draft house cinema a few weeks ago while looking for a restaurant with friends and it turns out they’d been there. “It’s a good time,” they said, so we went, and I think I’m in love.

It’s a full restaurant with table side service inside a movie theater. They’ve got deep soft chairs with tables and counters and play recent as well as classic movies. We saw Catching Fire a couple weeks ago and tonight we’re going to watch Gravity. It looks like they also have classic movies from time to time as well as stand up comedy and whatnot.  My favorite part was that precisely at 7:00, the lights dimmed and the movie started.  No opening trailers, no announcements, just a movie! In spite of the service and people eating it was quiet and immersive.  Great concept, well executed.

I’ve since modified my retirement plan to a full on brewery-taproom-bar-cinema-live music club concept.