Movie award season has arrived! Now you need the perfect setting to take in all the action — which is where the brand-new AMC Dine-In Theatres Block 37 comes in. Join in all the Oscar buzz and take in a movie (or perhaps just escape the weather!) while you visit. [more]
Just imagine being in your friend's fabulous home, complete with a decked out theatre room and a caterer. Yes, it is like that.
Here's an inside look into the new Chicago movie theatre and some reasons why it is a great choice for a night out:
1. Location, location, location…
Since it is located in the new Block 37 (108 N. State Street) shopping complex in the heart of Chicago's downtown, you can come early, indulge in a bit of retail therapy, and then cap off a perfect day with a movie and cocktail.
2. Tasty drink options
Speaking of cocktails, the theatre has a MacGuffins® Bar with a robust wine, beer, and cocktail list as well as specialty drinks like mojitos, sangria and hard lemonades. For those who don't drink, there is myriad of nonalcoholic options.
3. Fresh-focused food
The restaurant prides itself in serving fresh food made in-house; the only thing that comes frozen beforehand is the French fries, tater tots, and ice cream.
4. Menu selection good enough for date night...
The menu, specifically designed to be conducive to eating in the dark, features goodies like crispy Brussels sprouts with Parmesan cheese, chile salt and house spice blend (230 cal) or, for those cheat days, the Royal burger (ground beef or buffalo) with bacon, brie cheese, caramelized onions, baby arugula, sweet fig jam and sauce.
5. Decadent dessertsThe delicious milkshakes that come in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, s'mores, mocha, salted caramel and orange cream are a sweet treat standout.
6. The crème de la crème of comfortable seats...
The red, plush. leather-covered adjustable reclining seats are amazing.
7. And there’s not a bad seat in the house…
Each of the 11 theaters have only 40 seats, so being able to see is not a problem, no matter where you sit.
8. Seat-side service
You can bring food and liquor from the on-premise restaurant into the theatre. In case you get peckish during the movie, or need another cocktail, just push the button by your seat and the ninja-like servers will appear to take your order, and serve you, without disrupting the movie.
9. All-ages fun everyone can enjoy
You can bring the kiddies, but all guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over age 21. All the seats are assigned, and tickets are purchased in advance (onsite or via the web), so you can make sure you are sitting next to your favorite person.
10. I mean, everyone…
...if you require wheelchair seating (or other accessibility devices), they have you covered as well.
Photo credits: AMC Theatres; Jeff Vasilatos