Eat & Play & Tell: Moviehouse & Eatery

 

 

Sure, we’ve all gone to the movies. And here we are in 2018, which means most of us probably have seen a movie where you can also have food served to you – a wine and dine theater.  We have, and we love them.  But from the first few steps into Moviehouse & Eatery in McKinney there was a difference, a modern, elevated ambiance.  

The full bar is front and center, below flat screen movie displays and televisions, in case you need to check the score of the game before or after your movie.   You’ll notice as you make your way to your theater there’s an ease to it. No stopping for a ticket taker. Nice large digital displays line the hall to clearly mark your theater, movie and showtime. Reserve your recliner online, arrive without worrying about lines or getting a good seat, and kick on back and get comfortable.

Before the movie started or the food arrived, I was already enthralled. Yes, the hard wood floors and the incredibly wide aisles are fantastic, so you don’t feel cramped or worried someone will clip your legs as they walk by during the movie. But, the recliners! The recliners are where it’s at.  A simple press of the button and I was smoothly reclined and my feet were up and ready to relax on the footrest for the next two hours.

 

So let’s get to the scratch kitchen and full menu. You won’t be without the traditional movie snacks, like popcorn, candy and icees, and you aren’t limited to concession stand choices of nachos and hot dogs.  We’re talking unique dishes with a subtle Texas twist, such as appetizers like a seasonal selection of cheeses and charcuterie with crackers and crispy brussel sprouts tossed in soy chile glaze with house-made bacon.

You can enjoy pizzas, salads, wraps, bowls, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, kids meals, chocolate covered pretzels and almonds, big movie pickles and even cookies and brownies!

Our favorites include Loaded Tator Tots, complete with melted cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions and chile lime crema.  It’s a guilty pleasure with rich flavor.  And try the Shaved Ribeye Sandwich, featuring melted American cheese atop shaved ribeye steak with sautéed onions.

The chef-prepared menu is available anytime. Brunch is Monday – Friday from open to noon and on Saturdays and Sundays open to 2pm.

If you didn’t stop at the bar on your way in, just press your service button and your server will bring you a local brew on tap, a hand-crafted cocktail or one of many wine selections available.

Speaking of servers, the service was fantastic. Crystal, our server, greeted us immediately, drinks were delivered promptly, and we were well-taken care of throughout the movie.

Moviehouse & Eatery focuses on five core values:

Comfort, Food, Drinks, Service and People  

With comfort at the top of that list it’s no surprise the recliners were my personal favorite feature of the experience, followed closely by the tasty food and the great service.

Moviehouse & Eatery offers several deal days. On Mommy Mondays, parents can let the kids and babies enjoy lower volume movies, a brighter auditorium and $6 tickets before 2pm. There’s Well-Seasoned Wednesdays and military discounts as well.

 

You can find three Moviehouse & Eatery locations in the DFW area.

8450 SH 121 McKinney, TX 75070

951 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022

250 Rufe Snow Dr.  Keller, TX

 

Ready to recline?  Check movie times at https://themoviehouse.com/.

 

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01 Feb 2018


By Kelly Walker