AMC’s Dine-In Theatres: The Movies’ Last Stand at the Box Office?


AMC’s Dine-In Theatre seeks to re-invent the movie-going experience with in-theater dinging cocktails and waitress service right from your seat. But in the face of On-Demand streaming content and inexpensive, high-definition home entertainment technology, is the movie theater still viable?

Like many Americans, I love going to the movies. There’s something special about the entire experience, sitting in the dark theater with a huge screen, booming sound system, munching on popcorn, and being in a large venue where you’re sharing the experience with others.

Movie-going has been practically a cornerstone of American society — more marriages and long-term relationships have probably started from “dinner and a movie” than any other. I myself can attribute the first date with my wife to going to a movie some 16 years ago. I even remember what film we saw — Star Trek: Generations. The movie was so awful, I’m surprised I even got a second date.

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2 Responses to AMC’s Dine-In Theatres: The Movies’ Last Stand at the Box Office?

  1. Jezo says:

    How about taking a trip down to the middle of NJ and reviewing the one true dinner and movie experience at the Dunellen Theater?

    http://www.dunellen-theater.com/

    Sure, it’s not fancy, the walls are falling down, the single screen is tiny, and there are only two speakers, but there is a full bar menu, drinks, and table service at every seat!

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