Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two movie passes to David Minor Theater (a $10 value).
Cinema buffs at David Minor Theater, a locally owned movie house, project a rotating list of current, classic, and cult-favorite film titles on two screens in 7.1 surround sound. A movie pass grants a seat in one of two theaters: the more mainstream Theater One comfortably seats 50 patrons, and Theater Two cozily seats 15 moviegoers in furniture reminiscent of private living rooms or government-sponsored rumpus rooms. Screens in the lobby simulcast both movies, guaranteeing that hungry patrons won't miss any major plot elements while ordering beer or eclectic fare from the mouth-watering menu, which houses dishes from local 5th Street restaurants Cafe Lucky Noodle, Cornucopia, and Granary Pizza (this Groupon is not valid for food or beverages). Local art lines the movie house's walls, busying brains and filling cultural voids more effectively than Celebrity Jeopardy.
David Minor Theater
David Minor Theater’s two large projection screens broadcast new releases, classics, and cult films, but there's just as much appeal happening off-screen. One example: the front row of Theater One, where a long spread of plush couches stands in for typical movie seats. Then, of course, there’s The Livingroom Theater, an aptly named 16-person screening room outfitted with recliners, couches, and state-of-the-art sound.
Other creature comforts abound. The theater serves apps and entrees from local restaurants such as Café Lucky Noodle, The Jackalope Lounge, and Granary Pizza, not to mention local and seasonal beers from Ninkasi and Hop Valley, all of which guests can enjoy inside the theater during the show. Moveable tables at the end of the aisles also make eating or folding laundry during films a breeze. Moviegoers can even text their food or drink order to a special number and have it brought to them so they don't miss any of the film.