Motion pictures were created to captivate the imaginations of pedestrians who tried and failed to imagine 40-foot-tall people in 2-D. Sit in the enormous shadow of Hollywood's biggest stars with today's Groupon: for $8, you get one movie ticket and a small popcorn at Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa (up to a $16 value). Today's deal is not valid for the first evening show on Fridays or Saturdays.
A renovation of the original 1931 Tosa Theater, Rosebud Cinema's vintage edifice hosts a modern, 180-guest movie house outfitted with comfy, plush love seats, making it ideal for both romantic twosomes and platonic partners. Current blockbusters and art-house films entertain children and seniors (an $8 value/ticket), adults (a $10 value/ticket), and matinee crowds ($6 before 5 p.m.) with a full schedule including the action-packed new release Captain America: The First Avenger (now showing) and the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds (starting October 21)—a horrifying look into Northern California's growing pterodactyl problem. While soaking up the visual and audible stimuli, patrons can keep mouths happy by munching on their very own bags of fresh buttery popcorn, or splurge on premium concessions including personal pizzas, sandwiches, brownie sundaes, and a long lineup of beers, wine, and mixed drinks (not included with today's Groupon).
Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home––a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won’t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.
In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews––all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.
6823 W North Ave.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213