Where do you go see a movie in Dallas? Andrew, my husband and I have asked this question a lot as we just moved here and come from Tulsa where there are huge theaters only a few miles apart and not connected to malls. I happened to get some free passes to Studio Movie Grill and thought we would check it out. “Dinner and a movie” definitely means something different here. We were pretty nervous about the quality of food that would be at a movie theater. Now it wasn’t anything to crave later, but it wasn’t so bad. We both had the pizza, which we probably should have split rather than pay $10 each for our own and have left overs. But all in all, it equaled out (even if we had paid for the tickets) to being about the same as going out to dinner and catching a flick.
The actual movie experience is a little busy, especially trying to watch an action film like Robin Hood as you are trying to read a menu, order, eat, ask for a refill, etc. The dinner part somewhat distracts from the movie. I never realized how mindless eating popcorn is; makes sense why it is the food of choice for watching a movie.
It definitely is an experience and for what it is, they have a good system for getting the waiter’s attention without distracting others and making you feel comfortable. But to pay the price that movies are these days, I want an experience that is more beyond my living room.
Andrew and I did choose Northpark Mall for our next movie, Toy Story 3 and were very pleased! That’s an outstanding theater, let alone an outstanding movie. Where else is a great place for movies in Dallas?