Drinking beer while watching a movie can be a transcendent mind-body experience, similar to skinny-dipping in gravy and reading Moby Dick in Braille. Enlighten your cinema savviness with today's Groupon: for $4, you get triple feature admission for two plus two medium popcorns ($18.50 total value) at Brew & View at the Vic Theatre in Lakeview.
Brew & View is the Vic's celebrated stepchild, a converted movie house that seats 1,000 people and shows classic films in a saucy cinematic environment. With three bars, a triple feature, and plenty of cheap drink selections, the lubricated crowd can get rowdier than crickets in a rock tumbler, so bring some friends and enjoy the on- and off-screen shenanigans of second- and third-run cult favorites. Along with daily drink specials, Brew & View sells piping hot pizzas and also encourages viewers to order food and have it delivered to the theater. Movies are scheduled when there are no live music shows and usually start at 7p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays, but check the schedule for precise details.
- loads of fun. cheap movies and beer? okay, i'm in. the theater itself is a cool, old space. lot's of fun. lot's of character. – jws e., Yelp
- Great place to hang out: You get to watch movies and drink at the same time. It's a comfortable atmosphere and great just to chill with some friends. – Bonnie, Yahoo! Local
Brew & View
The cinematic alter ego of the Vic Theatre, Brew & View splashes retinas with recently released and cult-favorite films in a historic 1912 vaudeville house. As of November 2014, Brew & View has undergone a full overhaul of their projection equipment, including a top-of-the-line projector, new screen, and improvements to the sound system. Weekly schedules flaunt a mix-and-match of cinematic adventures, from recent box-office smashes to classic flicks of days gone by, drawing viewers in with high-speed action scenes, star-crossed romances, and laugh out loud comedies. A full bar serve cocktails, a revolving assortment of draft beers, and other beverages until the end of each movie, which often leads to viewers reciting the dialogue and responding to the movie out loud—a character trait the theater is proud of. And the venue helps audience members keep their energy up with plenty of sustenance: White Castle burgers, pizzas, buttery popcorn, and a selection of candy and other snacks keep stomachs from grumbling along to Grease.
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