An afternoon at the theater

As promised a few months ago, I went to the Studio Movie Grill in Copperfield and am here to tell you all about it.

One afternoon, I met Leslie, a girl I work with, there to see The Devil Wears Prada (Stop laughing! Sometimes a girl just needs to watch a girly movie!). We were both able to purchase student tickets ($5.00), but even the regular $6.00 matinee price is perfectly reasonable. When we were given our tickets, we were also given a menu and a coaster light (similar to those vibrating squares you get a restaurant when you’re waiting for a table). The coaster light had a button on it to push to alert the staff when you needed assistance.

I had eaten lunch just a few hours before, so I decided to go with the old standby combination of soda and popcorn. The soda ($2.50) came in a big (non-disposable) cup and was refilled by the server as needed. The popcorn ($2.99) was served in a low, wide bowl (probably 8-10 inches across and 4 inches tall) along with a little bowl of melted butter. Leslie had water and the grilled chicken house salad ($9.99). While $10 for a salad is a bit steep (to me, at least) for a salad, once we saw the size of it, we decided it could easily be split between two or three people (and maybe it was meant to be). She ended up taking enough salad home to eat it for another meal or two. It was giant and she said it was delicious. Our server dropped the checks off about 30 minutes before the movie ended, but didn’t expect us to disturb our movie-watching to get our money out right away. There was no problem having our food put on separate checks.

I will definitely be back and next time, I’ll go on an empty stomach so I can branch out and try a few more menu items (chips & salsa! mmm!).

Total money spent (for ticket, soda & popcorn): $10.49
Compared to other local theaters, I’d say my money went further than normal.

Next up on my must-see movie list: Pulse (because I’m a huuuuge Veronica Mars fan), and probably Snakes on a Plane (because, how cool is this?!).

Studio Movie Grill is located in Copperfield at 8580 Highway 6 North & West Road.

3 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on August 8th, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

    hey! i don’t see anything wrong with The Devil Wears Prada movie.. i actually enjoyed it, because of that “devil lady.” Man, talk about demanding!

  2. sarah (unregistered) on August 8th, 2006 @ 10:08 pm

    oh god, yes! meryl streep was perfect in that role… she really made the movie (and the clothes weren’t bad to look at either).

  3. katya (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 11:11 am

    Man… $10.50 really isn’t that terrible at all, although the food-food prices seem a little steeper than the Alamo Drafthouse. But still, I guess you’d pay way more for a dinner out in an actual restaurant. Thanks for reviewing!! :) Sometimes I get weird about trying new movie theaters…

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