You know the drill when taking your brood to the latest family
flick and schlepping cartons of popcorn and drinks while trying to
harangue the gang into their seats. No more! Studio Movie Grill, an
upscale in-theater dining concept, has come to Wheaton and
refreshments are but a button click away.
Instead of lining up at a counter for the typical movie fare,
sit in a plush, comfy chair with a swivel table and summon your
waiter via a red button at any time during the movie to order off
an expansive menu more reminiscent of a stylish eatery than a movie
Options include huge salads (try the Thai), build
your-own-appetizer platters, hearty burgers, gourmet personal
pizzas, sandwiches and even a cocktail if you're so inclined. For
traditionalists who believe popcorn and movies go hand-in-hand,
there is popcorn served beautifully and abundantly in a square
black serving dish.
Little ones will love the apples and peanut butter starter as
well as the soda shop-style milkshakes.
And what makes this venue even more family friendly is the
pricing. Tickets are just $5 for shows that begin before noon and
the food is reasonably priced.
Of course there's a downside to everything and the Studio Movie
Grill is no exception: it's hard to go back to a "normal" theater
once you're accustomed to the good life.
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