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Long-shot question about movie theater food...

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Long-shot question about movie theater food...

avena | Sep 5, 2007 02:44 PM

A couple years ago I spent some time in Central Florida, and I fell in love with a theater in Maitland and its food. The theater is called The Enzian, and it's a non-profit theater that plays indie/foreign flicks. What's really special about this place is that they offer a full dining menu with all sorts of yummy pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, appetizers, desserts, and a wine and beer menu. Instead of the traditional theater seats, they have couches and big comfy chairs where servers can easily maneuver around. Servers come by and take your order before the movie starts, and serve you before and up to a few minutes into the show. If you don't mind some commotion while you're watching the previews, or mind the person next to you munching on pizza during the show, it can be a really fun experience. Its dinner and a movie at the same time. Going to Florida, I expected to miss LA and its food and culture, but surprise surprise now I miss Florida if only for this treasure.

My question: Is there any theaters in LA that offer anything close to this experience where they serve real food right to your seat while you watch a movie? Does the Arclight serve dinner (its so expensive there, I'm afraid to ask!) ?

And if any LA Chowhounds are in the Orlando/Winter Park/Maitland area, I HIGHLY recommend the Enzian for a great night out with dinner, a show, and no Mickey.

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