AMC Dine-In Theatres

by Kiran on June 1, 2011 · 10 comments

in Events, Orlando, Review

Nothing new in some part of the world, but I am so thrilled that AMC has finally joined the dine-in bandwagon. Well, literally. I was recently invited alongside with a slew of Orlando bloggers to AMC’s Special Bloggers Night event for a sneak preview of it’s latest Dine-In concept at Downtown Disney.

MacGuffins® Bar & Lounge is where you spend some time, sipping on drinks & awaiting for your friends before movie time or discuss your overall movie going experience afterwards. It’s sorta a gossip corner. The atmosphere is so cozy, it almost reminds me of a living room. Doesn’t resemble my living room at all. Not with that well-stocked bar! Promise I am not complaining :)

After chatting with AMC’s PR peeps over some drinks, we headed into the auditorium for a guide through of their new movie & dine-in experience. Here are some points to observe about AMC’s new dine-in theater experience:

  • Upgraded & reserved cozy reclining leather chairs with foot rest. Booster seats and handicapped seating is provided.
  • Casual table-top dining, with side service.
  • Gourmet foods such as crab rangoon dip, flat-bread pizzas, grilled sandwiches, pastas etc.
  • Specialty drinks.

Servers taking orders before and during trailers/previews

Josh helped us with the menu. And boy, was it an extensive, gourmet foods menu. So hard to choose. For appetizer, we chose spicy buffalo chicken wings. Best chicken wings ever. No photo because I was busy licking my fingers. It was that good :D

My entree: Chicken Alfredo

Sodas, popcorns and nachos are bygones. These entrees were mouth-watering delicious!

Tarun's entree: Smoked Salmon BLT

Fine dining, exquisite service and comfort all while watching TRON: Legacy on the big screen. The service was amazing. We were expecting countless mid-movie interruptions, but that was kept so minimal. What’s not to love? Thanks AMC for a great dine-in theater preview, foods and movie. I can’t wait to return and sample the crab dip, quesadilla or flatbreads? We’ll have to wait and see.

Have you been to a dine-in theater before? Share your experiences.

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I attended this Special Blogger event, hosted and invited by AMC . In no way I was compensated for this post. Read my disclosure policy for more details on my role as a food blogger. Thank you AMC for a delicious and entertaining event!

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1 Ameena June 1, 2011 at 11:28 PM

What a fabulous idea! I always want to watch movies but they somehow interfere with meal times…and when presented with watching a movie or eating I will always choose the latter!

Theaters have come a long way. I hope that our AMC hops on the bandwagon soon too!
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2 Kiran June 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Ameena,
I used to live in Austin and the theaters over there had a rustic eating arrangements as well. Crossing fingers for the change to come in the AMC at your place.

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3 Mary June 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I’ve been only once and found all of the activity very distracting. I suspect it is great with fast food but not for dining. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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4 Kiran June 17, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Mary,
Sorry your experience was not as appealing. Bet it was a different change from usual :) Happy Friday!

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5 carolinaheartstrings June 3, 2011 at 3:53 PM

How fun that looks and very nice. We have a similar place here in Raleigh, not that nice I don’t think. I have never been to it. You make me want to go.
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6 Kiran June 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM

CHS,
Please go and let me know how the whole experience was to you! I can’t wait :D

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7 Miri Leigh June 6, 2011 at 11:12 PM

This looks like so much fun! I hope a dine-in theater opens in my neighborhood!
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8 Kiran June 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Miri,
It was fun and a foodie galore! AMC should have it in every nook and cranny of US!

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9 Alessa June 29, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Oh we don’t have anything like this in the Charleston area. It would make a great family night out. I am thinking about a trip to the closest drive-in (2 hours) and doing some tailgating :)

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10 Kiran June 29, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Alessa,
I am sure the drive-in would be as good of an experience :D

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