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Public House Theater, a venue that lets you enjoy an adult beverage while watching a flick, is set to open on Friday in Tahoe Park. Monica Stark has more details in Valley Community News:

Whereas most movie theaters charge a lot for popcorn and soda pop to recoup the costs of proceeds lost from ticket sales to the movie companies, Nadile said she’s hoping to keep the prices down. With regular menu items such as sandwiches, paninis and pizza, Public House Theater will also offer specials from time-to-time from local restaurants, including sushi night with sake and fare from Kansai Ramen & Sushi House (2992 65th St.,Ste. 288).

Jackie said if she can find Easy Rider on Blue-Ray she will show that opening night, Friday, Sept. 26 and from opening day on, she plans on keeping the theater open for Monday Night Football games, as well as movie nights Friday and Saturday and Sunday matinee. Food and drink will be served in a laid back atmosphere. All showings will be free for the first three weeks. To start, only snacks, beer, and wine will be served. Sandwiches and pizzas will be soon.

Read the entire story on ValComNews.com.

I'm super excited at the opening of this theater. In college, I used to frequent a theater that not only served alcohol, but if memory serves, delivered food to your table.

It appears that the management intends to show older movies at first, but hopefully the concept will catch on at theaters showing first run movies.

I've been told that Empress, which will be located in the basement of the Crest Theater, will be able to serve alcohol into the theater area. I hope this means that we'll soon be able to order food and drink to go with an independent movie or performance.

Public House Theater can be found at 5440 14th Ave., and can be found online at http://www.publichousetheater.net/.

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