Not Just Dinner and a Movie!
When was the last time you went to dinner and a movie??? I find myself skipping out of the same old dinner/movie night way too frequently and opting into Postmates and Netflix. The Find wants to change all that, but first we have to alter your perception of what that dinner and a movie nightcan look like. Next up on The Find, a movie themed night done differently and done right!
Dinner: Start your night at Briskettown in the heart of bustling Williamsburg on Bedford Avenue. The meats are prepared in the classic Central Texas BBQ style, prepped with salt and pepper and smoked for about 15 hours until perfectly tender. The cuts are lean and delicious, the presentation is simple if not inelegant. The vibe is great and down home. Think beer and brisket.
Don’t linger at dinner too long and head over to Videology Bar & Cinema for some popcorn and trivia. I recently attended their weekly Trivia Tuesday, but there are lots of other varied movie themed nights including Strangers with Candy Bingo and Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Brady Bunch and Friends. For the record, I was very rusty on my movie trivia which included trailers, audio/video clips, and more from many obscure (to me) movies. You work with teams, and you’re up against some serious film buffs. Can you name the different hair styles from all of Nicholas Cage’s movies? Well, people at Videology can & it feels good trying. Channel Scorcese, Hitchcock, Kubrick or Spielberg and direct yourself and your friends to go to Videology.
For a completely novel movie experience head to the uber happening Nitehawk Cinema where you can find the dinner and a movie experience all under one roof. At Nitehawk, you can enter the theater 30 minutes before the movie, sit-down and order delicious food and cocktails. During the movie, a server comes as well offering creatively movie-themed food and alcohol, a la the the Spielburger. Nitehawk has three theaters seating 28, 60 or 92 people per screen so book early because they do sell out.
We saw Bridge of Spies here; however, they offer some unique signature series which are not your typical movies. These include Country Brunchin’ (country bands Western Classics, and Southern cooking), Local Color (where the directors come to speak about the film), Nighthawk Nasties (bloody, shocking films at midnight), and many more.
More about alcohol and movies — a much needed combo. Nitehawk actually overturned the Prohibition era law prohibiting alcohol in motion picture theaters, so thank you, from my liver to yours. Downstairs is also a great stand alone bar also dedicated to movies called Lo-Res if you need one more drink or snack pre or post theater.