But you’ve always felt like someone was missing: a good bartender.
Introducing West End Cinema, a three-screen movie theater opening Friday to add a little whiskey to your next double feature.
You might have taken in a movie here a few years ago, when it was known as the Inner Circle. But like the Terminator or Jason, it’s back... with a twist.
Your best move is to show up early for some cinematic pre-gaming—you’ll feast on roast beef sandwiches or baklava, along with some popcorn or chocolate. Oh, and there’s a bartender too, there to set you up with one of three beers on draft, a glass of bubbly or a gin and tonic.
As for the cozy theaters (with room for roughly 50 to 100 fellow cineastes), they’ve got a brand-new sound system and digital HD (as well as old-school 35mm projectors) to show mostly first-run indies, foreign films and docs, so you can expect runs of classics like Godard’s Breathless or Ramis’s Caddyshack.
As for opening weekend, you’ll get a slate that includes midnight screenings of the vampire flick Let Me In, James Franco’s Allen Ginsberg biopic, Howl, and a doc about gerrymandering.
Consider it a horror movie.