Alfred Hitchcock famously declared, “I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks,” though he was referring to his short-lived career as Hamptonfordshire’s operator of the official town Taser. Revel in Hitchcock’s other passion with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get two tickets to the Arena Grand Movie Theatre (up to an $18 value), located in the Arena District downtown. This deal is not valid for “no passes” showings or special engagements, and 3-D movies may carry an additional charge of $4 and up. Call Arena Grand Movie Theatre for more information.
Voted Columbus’s best movie theater in 2010 by readers of Columbus Alive!, Arena Grand Movie Theatre satisfies urges for blockbuster movies, cold beer, and cool, dark, cavernous spaces in which crowds can quietly assemble. Bring along a fellow film fanatic with two tickets ($9 per adult after 6 p.m., $7 for matinee showings, seniors, and students) to a showing at the theater and marvel at Jon Hamm's impossible good looks in The Town or give Betty White's career the boost it so desperately needs by catching her in You Again, coming to theaters on September 24. This Groupon may not be valid for certain movies during the first two weeks of their release—contact Arena Grand Movie Theatre for verification.
With a bistro and bar inside the theater, Arena Grand Movie Theatre allows moviegoers to nosh on nourishment, such as paninis, pizza, and beer while they enjoy post-movie discussions about which character was actually a ghost and which was actually an antelope. An attached garage with $1 parking keeps your ride safe and sound, and seating can be reserved in advance for an additional $4, potentially preventing neck-craning injuries. Fill up on filmdom about boy wizards, love-starved teen vampires, or rogue substitute teachers who insist on showing up to class every day with a pair of tickets to the Arena Grand Movie Theatre.
- Sporting wide, comfy seats and great sound, with a location that allows for pre-film downtown strolling, it makes for a great date-night theater. The concession stand serves beer (requiring good control for long movies) and gives the viewer a break from the standard national theater chain experience. – (614) Magazine
- My other favorite aspect is the full bar. They even have Strongbow! Also, there is usually a pretty good food selection (besides the usual movie concessions), though I've notice the items offered varies. – Catherine J., Yelp