At drive-in theaters, the best seats are reserved for punctual elitists and fashionably late monster trucks. Avoid the perils of Hobbesian parking battles by settling into a cozy seat with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a movie night package at The Strand Theatre (up to a $31.50 value) in Clinton. The package includes:
- Four movie tickets (up to a $22 value)
- Two large popcorns (a $9.50 value)
Built in 1924 as a vaudeville theatre, The Strand Theatre brings the elegance of the past into the present by projecting recent-releases and classic films in state-of-the-art surround sound. The weekly rotating selection recently saw films such as War Horse, The Muppets, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gracing The Strand’s silver screen, each shown without pre-show commercial advertising or post-show presidential debates. Coming attractions are capped at three to hasten the feature-length drama, while staggered seating across the 304-seat theatre ensures each patron enjoys an unobstructed view.
While not included in today’s Groupon, The Strand also serves up light dinner fare and drinks from its in-house bar, with food and drinks made to order and ready for noshing in an average of 20 minutes. Groupon customers can use all four of today’s tickets to plan a cozy double-date with friends, or split them up across multiple visits in order to gain some much needed one-on-one time with a favorite Arquette.
The Strand Theatre
Founded in 1924 as a vaudeville palace and movie house, The Strand Theatre harks back to the cinematic havens of yore with its homey auditorium space and vintage marquee. Groups enjoy recent releases and classic films while seated at tables, which grant unimpeded legroom and preclude fistfights over whose cup holder is whose. The tables are placed in a staggered and tiered arrangement that ensures every audience member has a clear sightline. The in-house restaurant shares a full-service menu of appetizers and entrees from the grill, as well as craft beer and wine, all of which can be enjoyed inside the theater.