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Dinner and a movie together at CineDine

How can you go wrong?

My friends, Jeanny deDianous and Jayette Kerkman, and I decided to go to the Majestic Cinemas CineDine, 770 Springdale Road, in Brookfield. Going to the CineDine is a unique movie experience. You have tables and comfortable chairs, and waiters who take you orders for whatever you would like. As you walk into the theater on your right, is the Take 5 lounge, which is a full service bar so you can have a drink before or after your movie, or during your movie in the CineDine.

As we walked into the theater at 6 p.m. for a 6:30 show time, it was filling up fast. We were able to secure a nice table and then began the choices of what we wanted to have for dinner. As we walked in, we talked a little about how the Renaissance really missed the mark by not creating at least one similar screen. The flaw of the CineDine is that it is great, but since there is only one screen you have to see what they are showing. So the three of us shared the meal decisions. Jayette picked appetizers, I picked the pizza, and Jeanny was on desert detail.

To begin, we had vegetable spring rolls, which were deep fried in a rice paper wonton, Asian vegetables, sesame soy sauce. Our second appetizer was whipped feta dip, EVOO, cream cheese, Greek spices, and pita crisps. We decided to do a pizza instead of the other numerous options because we wanted to try different things. Margherita pizza with cheese, fresh sliced tomatoes, and chopped basil was our main entree. About half way through the movie, we ordered ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe all getting a different flavor.

The movie showing at the theater was Source Code, which is about a decorated soldier named Captain Colter Stevens. He wakes up in the body of an unknown man and he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. The movie was an odd choice for us, but we picked a date and prepared to see whatever movie was showing. We talked about taking all of our children via a train to Chicago during spring break to go to the museum and laughed about the idea of watching a train blow up in Chicago as we are going there in the next few weeks.

While we were there, we also learned that they are making two more CineDine theaters at the Majestic, which will allow for more unique viewing options. The cost is comparable to what you would pay at any restaurant. It made for a fantastic evening.

Dee M. April 14, 2011 at 04:00 PM
This sounds like great fun....thanks for sharing....I've got to take my daughter there! Denise

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