In the movie biz, Mark Stern will tell you, it's all about audience expectations. He should know; he and his wife, Katie, own The Big Picture — a luxury theater and bar in Belltown, which does just fine, thank you. Its audience knows what to expect: a cushy environment, a killer sound system, popcorn with truffle butter served in Veuve Clicquot champagne buckets. But their nearby restaurant, Henry & Oscar's, has had a little trouble finding its way.
Stern is upping the ante by offering not just dinner and a movie, but dinner and a movie at the same time. Four giant plasma screens in the dining room (renamed The Movie Lounge) will show movies six nights a week at 8 pm. Tomorrow and Saturday it's Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." Next week, it's "Silver Linings Playbook," "Sex and the City," and "Django Unchained."
Movie tickets are $8 ($5 if you're a Facebook friend or newsletter subscriber). And if all you want is a hot dog, that's just fine, too.
· Henry & Oscar's [Official Site]