Dinner and a movie: A Hard Day's Night, Life Itself, Closed Curtain

We've got your date night planned, with three perfect dinner-and-a-movie pairings

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  • 1. A Hard Day's Night + A Salt & Battery

    The film
    So here we are, half a century later and two Beatles fewer, and the newly restored A Hard Day’s Night looks more aggressively modern than any recent pop movie you can name. Filmed at the height of Beatlemania, this classic musical comedy preserves an adventurous spirit that was coursing through British filmmaking—along with the music of the Fab Four.

    The food
    In the middle of the West Village near Film Forum is a newspaper-wrapped chippy that even born-and-raised Liverpudlians could be proud of: A Salt & Battery. Snag a stool for across-the-pond imports like vinegar-doused whiting, tartar-sauce-primed chips, house-made mushy peas and, yes, even deep-fried Mars bars.

  • 2. Life Itself + Desnuda

    The film
    Critic, Chicagoan and “soldier of cinema” (per Werner Herzog), the great Roger Ebert gets the kind of earthy, intense profile he’d admire. The documentary works both as a compact appreciation and an unflinching peek into his final months.

    The food
    Stroll up Avenue A from the Landmark to East Village wine bar and cevicheria Desnuda, where, along with small plates like sea-urchin-roe-topped mission figs and seared diver scallops with sesame-sriracha aioli, they serve a gratis upmarket take on movie-theater popcorn, dousing the popped kernels liberally with savory truffle oil.

  • 3. Closed Curtain + Bar Bolonat

    The film
    Codirected by Iranian master Jafar Panahi (This Is Not a Film), this extraordinary feature—made under arduous political conditions; the filmmaker is censored by his government—follows a beleaguered writer whose life begins to fracture in startling ways. The cinematic journey is often challenging, but the rewards are endless.

    The food
    Like director Jafar Panahi, chef Einat Admony is of Iranian heritage, and she proudly taps into her harissa-spiced culture at this New Israeli charmer. Head here after Film Forum and share a feast of shrimp in Yemenite curry with schug (Middle Eastern hot sauce), kibbe (bulgur croquettes) stuffed with spiced beef, and lamb belly with pickled chickpeas and candied fennel.

1. A Hard Day's Night + A Salt & Battery

The film
So here we are, half a century later and two Beatles fewer, and the newly restored A Hard Day’s Night looks more aggressively modern than any recent pop movie you can name. Filmed at the height of Beatlemania, this classic musical comedy preserves an adventurous spirit that was coursing through British filmmaking—along with the music of the Fab Four.

The food
In the middle of the West Village near Film Forum is a newspaper-wrapped chippy that even born-and-raised Liverpudlians could be proud of: A Salt & Battery. Snag a stool for across-the-pond imports like vinegar-doused whiting, tartar-sauce-primed chips, house-made mushy peas and, yes, even deep-fried Mars bars.


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