The venue responsible for setting Brooklyn’s munch-and-view bar high, Nitehawk offers a full menu and alcohol selection during a film’s presentation. Waiters keep an eye out for slips of paper on which you scribble your desires. You can get kale salads, steak sandwiches, fish tacos, fancy cheeses and even—gasp—popcorn.
New York City doesn’t lack for movie theaters, from Regal and AMC’s massive “audience processing centers” on 42nd Street, to scrappy indieplexes like Landmark’s Sunshine, IFC Center and the immortal Film Forum. But do they serve you dinner? Not if by “dinner” you mean more than hot dogs or nachos (i.e., the film critic’s dinner). Still, have hope: Lately, a new breed of theater offers a proper dining experience that’s convenient, tasty and even brought directly to your seat. Check out a dine-in movie theater from our five options, where the dishes and drinks offered might even surpass what’s onscreen.