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Dinner and a Movie

Luxurious large cushioned seats and leg room make Alamo a great movie theater. Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Luxurious large cushioned seats and leg room make Alamo a great movie theater. Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Looking for a fun date night with friends or significant others can be challenging when you live on a college campus.  Luckily for Kalamazoo College students, there is a nice movie theater nearby.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is better than the usual movie theater, as this one provides catered meals as you watch the movie.  On top of that, Kalamazoo College students receive a special discount on movie tickets if they show their student ID to the cashier ($7.00 for 2D movies and $10.00 for 3D movies).

There is a wide variety of food offered on the Alamo’s menu, some of which are crème brulée French toast, fried dill pickles, mozzarella sticks, different types of pizzas and salads, and of course, popcorn.

Not only is the food delicious, but the price is fair as well with the most expensive meal being $15.00, a great price for the large quantity of food.

“They gave a large portion, which lasted the whole movie,” Loveleen Saini’20 said. “I’ve never been served food like that in a movie theater before, and I will definitely go back.”

The Alamo shows many new movies:  The Accountant, The Girl on the Train, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Deepwater Horizon, along with others.

The theater also shows specialty screenings to the public as well:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party and Sing-Along-A Sound of Music.  Usually the older films are only offered for several days before a different classic is chosen.

During the process of purchasing movie tickets, you also get to pick your seats.  The seats are cushioned with plenty of space between you and your neighbor, allowing for much-needed leg-room and space for other movie viewers to walk by without having to stand.  In front of the seats is a long table where food and drinks are delivered.

Walking to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is an easy task, as it is only 1.9 miles away, a 20-minute walk, being a nearly straight route with very few turns.

“The walk was enjoyable, because I was with friends,” said Kristen Amyx-Sherer ’20.

For information about the menu and movies, please visit https://drafthouse.com/kalamazoo/theater/kalamazoo.

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Dinner and a Movie