In time’s past, families could make an evening of taking kids to the movies and have dinner while they watched the latest release. Drive-ins may be a thing of the past, but AMC is bringing back the movie dining experience. At the AMC Downtown Disney 24, several screens have been transformed with dining tables, very comfortable seating, and table-side food and drink service, now named Fork & Screen, Dine-In Theaters.
Ticket prices for the movies in the Dine-In theaters are just $2 more than the regular screens, but the comfort of the upgraded chairs and ample seating room more than makes up for the difference in price. The over-sized chairs rock like most modern-day movie theater seats, and the extra room in front of you with the table makes for no one to interrupt your line of sight to the projection. Even if you’re not in the mood for a meal, the extra seating is worth the extra bucks.
Menu pricing is typical for the Disney World area: no more, no less. Considering you’re eating a meal, appetizer, or dessert from a wide menu selection that’s brought to you by an on-call server, the convenience more than outweighs any price difference you’d find away from Disney World. The menu of offerings ranges from typical “bar-type” food to creative options for more attuned tastes. Crab Rangoon dip, Angus cheeseburgers, and (a very delicious) brownie sundae are just some of what is offered.
For more information on the new AMC Downtown Disney 24 Dine-In Theaters, visit the AMC website. Look for show-times that are listed as “Fork & Screen” for those movies being shown in the newly designed theaters.
Do you have any dine-in theaters in your area? Do you and your family enjoy them more than traditional movie theaters?
Disclosure: Angie was provided a complimentary visit to the AMC Downtown Disney Dine-In Theatres to experience the dining and a movie screening in order to facilitate this review. No compensation received.
Photos by: angie lynch