Like bad friends, movies lie right to our faces, are prone to explosive moments, and avoid eye contact unless confronted. Suspend disbelief with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one admission, popcorn, and a $10 food coupon at Chunky's Cinema Pub (up to a $21.25 value). This deal is good at Chunky’s Pelham, Nashua, and Haverhill locations.
Chunky's Cinema Pub orchestrates a harmonious synthesis of film and affordable edibles, screening current releases and serving a full menu of appetizers, salads, entrees, pub food, beer, and wine. Each theater opens an hour before the feature, allowing cinephiles to settle in to plush, repurposed-leather limousine chairs, complete with armrests, reclining backs, and chauffeurs who helpfully explain hard-to-follow plots.
Convivial servers guide movie-themed pub provisions to tables, such as the Super Trooper sliders—three New York steak, marinated chicken, or slow-roasted pork miniscule munchables ($9.99)—or the Golden State turkey caesar burger, served with romaine lettuce, parmesan, and creamy caesar dressing ($10.49). Sate sweet teeth with Hagrid's giant cup cake, a leviathan of chocolate or vanilla cake infused with ice cream or chocolate mousse ($4.99).
Groupon holders also receive a bag of popcorn ($4), and, while not covered in this Groupon, film buffs can instigate Dionysian revelry with the help of Chunky's full beer and wine menu. Table service runs throughout the duration of the film, keeping audience members from missing pivotal scenes in which the workaholic father realizes that a corner office is far superior to his family’s love.
More than 25 Yelpers give a four-star average to Chunky's Cinema Pub's Haverhill location. More than 20 Yelpers give a 3.5-star average to the Nashua location, and 13 Yelpers give an average of 3.5 stars to the Pelham location.
Chunky's Cinema Pub
Chunky's Cinema Pub has been mixing the polished glimmer of modern technology with the gauzy glow of yesteryear for almost two decades. Eight screens mingle first-run blockbusters with themed throwback classics catering to children of the ’50s or ’80s. There, in the glow of the previews, is another testament to the melding of time—a contemporary dinner-and-a-movie setup brings with it the nostalgia of old-school drive-ins. Instead of traditional cinema chairs, individual cushy Lincoln Continental surround communal dinner tables, and the seats roll and recline to let guests maximize their comfort and customize their sightlines as they catch the onscreen action and pretend to be backseat drivers. At their tables, American pub snacks and entrées from the extensive menu spread out, combining movies with burgers, quesadillas, and steak tips.
While the theater blends old with new, Chunky's Bio Truck zooms into the future with a gas tank full of the 100% trans-fat-free canola oil used for cooking in the kitchen. The bio-fuel reduces the truck's greenhouse emissions and helps to decrease its carbon footprint, spreading an eco-conscious message to the community.