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Gourmet Theater: Nighthawk Cinema

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Located in the heart of the trendy and artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Nighthawk Cinema offers up a tasty new theatrical experience for movie lovers. While cocktails and gourmet concessions are nothing new, serving up table side service during an actual film is.

Here’s how it works:

You purchase tickets in advance.  You are required to arrive 30-45 minutes before the show begins in order to secure a seat and formally place your food and drink order.

Before the actual feature, the cinema offers pre-show entertainment involving work from local artists or filmmakers.  Once the feature presentation begins, orders can be made by writing them down on a piece of paper and then posting it at the front of the table.

The film line up is mainly  new independent releases such as The Rum Diary, My Week with Marilyn, or The Descendants.   With each feature, there are unique menu offerings to match the film.

For example, a viewing of Martha Marcy May Marlene, the food special is Martha’s Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, and Mustard Greens.  For Drive, there’s an In&Out Burger with an authentic American cheese spread and fries.  For The Skin I Live In, there’s Paella con Chicharone.

The theater also offers up unique events.  On Tuesday, December 6, there’s the Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner, which will be possibly be the very first beer, food, and film pairing dinner.   Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, Garrett Oliver, teams with film lover John Woods and chef Saul Bolton to host this unique multi-platform event, in which each course has a beer and a film clip to go along with it.  Tickets for this unique event are $90.

Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for children and seniors.  Food and drink are separate from entrance cost.  Tickets for features and events can be bought on their website.