Most movie-theater seats don't come with a seat belt. Then again, movie-theater seats won't take guests on roller-coaster rides or plunge them deep into shark-infested waters. For roughly 10 minutes, 7D Adventure immerses audiences in these sort of thrilling situations. Full-motion theater seats shift back and forth, move side to side, and vibrate. Meanwhile, 3-D glasses make whatever's on screen appear inches from an audience member's face?especially thrilling when a race car spirals out of control. To further re-create the realism of these events, the theater pumps in different aromas and elements, including smoke, water, snow, rain, mist, wind, bubbles, leg ticklers, back ticklers, air blast, and many more special effects. Audience members might even feel something tickle their legs, even though they made sure their dates left all feathers at home.
Sinking into the luxury stadium seats, patrons at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 enjoy the latest blockbusters in crystal-clear Sony 4K digital projection. Huge armrests in the Premier section leave room for mid-movie dining and pre-movie thumb wars. Muvico also shows golden oldies in addition to new releases, and hosts live events, such as live comedy, sporting events, and beer and wine tastings. Guests can also visit the on-site Bogart?s Bar and Grill?where reservations are strongly recommended?for a fully stocked bar and full-service restaurant.
The second annual Philly F/M Festival culls hordes of independent films and live music, emphasizing the interplay of the two media. Thursday night hosts the event's kick-off party as Philadelphia Slick douses the crowd with waves of toe-tapping beats and games of Simon Says. The neighborhood's lights dim on Friday as the film screenings begin at 7 p.m. with Sound It Out, a phonetically precise documentary that chronicles the last vinyl record shop in Teesside, England. Meet Me on South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs (September 24 at 6:30 p.m.) delves into Philadelphia's artistic subculture and underground crocheting scene from the 1970s to 1996 through the lens of one of its signature and now defunct musical establishments.
Written by Richard Greenberg, Take Me Out centers on Darren Lemmings, an arrogant superstar on the New York Empires whose coming out of the closet irrevocably alters the national pastime. Amid the anger of deeply racist and homophobic teammate Shane Mungitt, the admiration of gay financial manager Mason Marzac, and the reactions of other players in the locker room, the only person who seems unaffected by the revelation is Darren himself. Watch the drama swirl around the ego-ridden protagonist both on and off the field, but always on the stage, at the Plays & Players performance of your choice.
Talk Cinema offers an industry-insider peek of upcoming foreign and independent pictures, all curated by longtime film critic Harlan Jacobson. Guests receive the indiscreet honor of previewing the freshest films, followed by a discussion led by a guest speaker who might be a notable critic, a filmmaker, or an artisanal popcorn chef. Attendees have no prior knowledge of the day's screening, giving viewers a roulette of genres to experience, including psychological thrillers, romantic dramas, and heart-warming documentaries on the evolution of ice-cube trays. All shows start on Sundays at 10 a.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.
Reserve a table for two! The Philadelphia's Original Mystery Dinner specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Don't miss out on the private room at The Philadelphia's Original Mystery Dinner — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Catering services are also available.
For an easy commute, drive to the restaurant and park in the garage around the corner. Street parking is also available for those who prefer to parallel park.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The Philadelphia's Original Mystery Dinner, so plan your budget accordingly.
Head on over to The Philadelphia's Original Mystery Dinner first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — The Philadelphia's Original Mystery Dinner is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.