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“A great way to watch a movie”

Living Room Theater
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Owner description: A combination movie theater and restaurant.
Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A great way to watch a movie”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

The need to franchise this idea!!! Experence was everything I thought it would be.

Ticket price was reasonable and food was good . The servicer asks how long before your movie starts and if you need to be in the theatre before it is served are given a number and they bring it to you. If you don't finish your meal before the movie you can also bring it in. the chairs are comfortable and there are trays and or tables to eat from. Did I mention drinks!!!

Visited July 2011
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freshscent
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34 reviews
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“The best "theater" experience”
Reviewed 4 June 2010

We were staying downtown Portland and walked by this cool looking lounge/restaurant. I thought it was a bit of a funny name for a place to eat, but got the sense that it was somehow affiliated with a movie theater. Upon doing some research we discovered that it IS a theater and a lounge/bar! What a fantastic idea. Nothing quite like enjoying a film and having a cold Portland brew!

They have quite a few theaters that sit around 50+ people. If you want to eat food in the movie you just order it ahead of time and they'll bring it to you when its ready, otherwise you can sit in the front lounge/restaurant area and have it there. Food prices are on par with other restaurants in the area (appy ~ $8-10, beer ~$5).

This will be a new staple when visiting Portland!

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Walla Walla, Washington
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“A top flight movie with a drink in your hand!”
Reviewed 8 March 2010

We were wandering around downtown Portland (on our way to Powell's) when we happened across this theater. We decided to see Alice in Wonderland. We were holding off for Cinetopia in Vancouver, WA (The Mecca for movie goers) but we were downtown Portland so decided to go here.

Like Cinetopia but smaller this theater hasd all of the conveniences. Food (real food) service to your seat and a full bar with service to your seat before the movie. The theaters are on the small side but that is fun when you go to a movie (you can actually feel the audience which adds to some movies). The tecnology they employ is among the best.

Best of all...No Paper cups...No paper Popcorn tubs. They serve popcorn in ceramic ware. This includes a bowl of poporn and a large tub ($2 and $5 respectively so not any cheaper than other theaters). I drank a porter and my wife and had a gin & tonic. It was a fun Friday afternoon!

Oh, then we made it to Powell's (only a block away).

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A super comfortable place to watch a movie.”
Reviewed 28 January 2008

This is probably my favorite place to watch a movie in Portland. Not only is it a movie theater - but it also is a restaurant and cocktail lounge.

The seating is what attracted me to LRT in the first place. The seats are plush, with lots of padding and they recline. Each seat is wider than a normal theater seat - and they are in pods of two, with the armrest going up between those two. On either side of the two-seat groups is an wide armrest, about 14" with additional cup holders. In the back and front of some theaters, there are tables and cocktail tables.

The first time we went here, fall of 2007, we were there on a Saturday evening and they had live jazz music in the lounge, I had a great cocktail which they allow you to take into the theater. Before going into the theater - you can order food, drinks and popcorn and they will bring it to your seat in the theater during the show.

Although I really enjoy the seating - and the theaters are smallish (seating about 45 people, I think) and I am very happy paying the $9 admission ($7 matinee and they have $5 special days too) I have to say the food leaves me flat. Over several visits I have sampled the Vietnamese (rice paper) wrap, Crab and Ricotta Crepe and the Crab Cake Panini.

In each instance, I was disappointed with the food. The rice wraps were dried out - and I'm pretty sure they were prepared way in advance and held until (and if) someone ordered them. We once ordered the Duck Confit crepe and they said they had just "sold the last one," which kind of confirms my theory that it is all made ahead - and warmed to order. I could detect no crab taste in the crab cake panini and the crust was a bit hard - although I'll mention that the Crab and Ricotta Crepe was better, and I could detect real grab in it.

The popcorn is good - it's not that overly salty bulk-popped stuff you get in normal movie theaters..but it appears it's popped the home-style way with canola oil (you can taste it on it) in a pot - evidenced by the number of unpopped kernels in every batch we've had. They add butter, salt and other seasonings to your taste. However we noticed on our last visit, the size of the popcorn serving has gone down dramatically. - it's now about half the size of a "child's" portion at the regular movie theater.

After having several chances at the food, I think I will respectfully decline having dinner her again - and just stick with drinks and popcorn. Most of the movies they offer are independent releases and movies you won't find other places.

This is the perfect movie theater to bring a date two, especially if you want to snuggle up to each other during the movie. (within the limits of respectable behaviour, of course!) it's probably not a place to bring young children - in fact, since they serve alcohol there might be a limitation about that - but I'm not sure...ask them in case this is your situation.

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