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Dine-In Movie Theatres

Scottsdale Phoenix statueOne of the best parts of going to the movies often is the ability to enjoy snacks while you watch the latest thriller on the big screen.  But gone are the days of stale popcorn from the concession stand, thanks to the advent of dine-in movie theatres.  Here in the Valley of the Sun, moviegoers can enjoy a few fantastic theatres that combine movies and meals, in luxurious settings.

iPic Scottsdale, located in the Scottsdale Quarter outdoor shopping mall, is one of the more upscale dine-in movie theatres.  With the ability to reserve specific seats ahead of time, iPic also gives moviegoers the options of choosing between two different types of seats: Premium (oversized leather seats) or Premium Plus (oversized leather recliners with blanket and pillow).   The former seat owners have the option of purchasing snacks beforehand from the iPic Express stand, to eat on the attached tables.  The Premium Plus moviegoers can order food from the onsite restaurant to be delivered during the movie itself.

Another nearby option in Scottsdale is the Studio Movie Grill, which features a full-size bar in its lobby, so patrons can enjoy alcoholic beverages before and during the movie.  This theatre also gives you the option of reserving specific seats online ahead of time, or just before the movie using a self-service kiosk in the lobby.  All patrons may order food from menus and wait staff before and during the movie, with the help of a service call button, and can enjoy the food on tables affixed to the studios’ chairs.

A third option is the AMC Dine-in Theatres Esplanade 14, located in on Camelback Road in Phoenix.  This megaplex movie theatre has several different dining options, one for adults only and a few more family-friendly options.  This theatre also permits reserving specific seats online beforehand, and service in the theatre itself is also summoned via a self-service button.  A full concession stand, café and bar are also onsite at this location.

Finally, you can still watch a movie the old-fashioned way, in your car!  The West Wind Drive-In in Glendale, Arizona, features digital projection, using state-of-the-art technology, on multiple screens with double features each evening.