He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four tickets to a stand-up comedy show starring Marc Yaffee and Nathan Brannon on Friday, June 3 at Northern Lights Cinema Grill in Nampa (a $40 value). Choose between the following options:
- The 7 p.m. show
- The 9 p.m. show
Northern Lights Cinema Grill melds a movie theater, restaurant, and live-entertainment venue into a single feast for the stomach, eyes, and ears. Flex laughter-producing muscles while watching the stand-up comedy of Marc Yaffee, who has spanned the globe performing a routine based mostly on his own multicultural heritage. Fellow funny fellow Nathan Brannon will also tickle humor bones with his blend of competition-winning anecdotes, clever punch lines, and use of live elephants.
After strolling through Northern Lights Cinema's sleek stone-clad lobby, guests can order from a menu at the counter (not covered by this Groupon), including the 9-inch personal pepperoni pizza ($7.50), the barbecue-and-bacon Blazin' burger ($8.95), or time-honored treats such as popcorn ($1.50–$4.95) and candy ($1.35). Northern Lights Cinema outfits its traditional-movie-theater seating with bar tops between each row so theatergoers can savor a gooey mass of barbecue-pork nachos ($8.95) without having to balance it on the person’s head in the row in front of you. Wash it all down with a soda ($2–$3) or a cold beer ($2.50–$3.50/bottle; $3–$4/pint) and take in the sound of adults laughing.
Northern Lights Cinema Grill
As a lineup of second-run movies splashes upon the two screens of Northern Lights Cinema Grill, waiters deliver a diverse menu of pizzas, burgers, and salads to audience members comfortably lounging around tables. Customers arrive at the theater 30 minutes before the beginning of their chosen show to purchase drinks and place food orders before the lights dim and the night wolves come out. Waiters deliver orders during the show, and can delay the delivery of desserts or other food items at customers’ request. The theater’s matinee showings welcome guests of all ages, while shows after 6:15 p.m. are for patrons 21 and older due to their wine and beer service and dress code of clothes from 1995 or earlier.