A couple of newish developments from AMC that affect local movie fans this week:
Over at Downtown Disney, the theater chain is opening a "dine-in" theater with two dining/watching options. The first is the "Fork & Screen" option, where a server brings you food and drinks to an oversized leather seat (no tables) with a kind of tray table in front. Cocktails, beer & wine is available and the food selection, though relatively basic – cheeseburgers, quesadillas, mac & cheese – is better than Mike & Ike's and a Sprite.
For a few dollars more, moviegoers 21 and up can choose the Cinema Suites option, which is like a VIP area – more spacious and intimate with exclusive food options.
It's not clear yet whether new movies will be screened at the dine-in, but their options for the press tour (which we may be covering, but I won't be since it's on my son's birthday) are of the decidedly $1.99 rental quality: Tron: Legacy, Tangled, The (new) Karate Kid, The Hangover (original), Inception and The Social Network.
The story's a lot different at the AMC at CityWalk, however. They've teamed up with Bloody Disgusting and something called The Collective for a summer-long run of curated new horror films from the festival circuit. The exciting lineup is below:
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