One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bar fare and drinks at Cinebarre in Thornton.
Cinebarre combines a slate of first-run movies with a courteous, alcohol-enhanced atmosphere and crave-worthy kitchen concoctions. The menu features items with movie-inspired names, allowing cinephiles to pick a dish that aligns with their preferred genre or favorite Bill Paxton performance. Take teeth to the made-from-scratch pizza playground with the Chicken Run, topped with grilled chicken, caramelized onions, cheese, and barbecue sauce ($13). The Blue Velvet burger piles a juicy half-pounder with blue cheese, buffalo hot sauce, burger toppings, and a kick of chipotle mayo ($10). Appetizers, such as Some Like It Hot Wings ($9) and Lord of the Onion Rings ($7), make arduous journeys to melt into a copious selection of wine and local craft beers, as well as mixed drinks, including the Lolita margarita ($6).
As palates purr, eyes and ears revel in Cinebarre’s cinematic lineup, ranging from Oscar-winning dramas and side-splitting comedies, recently including Rio, Priest 3D, and Bridesmaids ($5+ for ticket). Waiter service and tables are available in the lobby, and each seat in the theater is equipped with a table, providing a handy spot for comestibles or feet that involuntarily tap dance to the 20th Century Fox theme music.
Cinebarre is for ages 18 and up unless otherwise noted. Minors older than the age of 6 may attend if accompanied and seated with a parent.