Dine-In Theatres are not something new but for Downtown Disney this is a complete make over of the theater space for one half of the building. The seating is very spacious and comfortable with cushy seats and counters for your drinks and food. One place I lived the movie was $1 and the food was in the eight dollar range and edible. The prices are higher than even 3D at $13.50 which will help add up the total for date night. Many people who go here are escaping the small hotel rooms or the parks for a nice diversion.
It is amazing as you walk in to see the setup of four seats across with armrest, move it up or down, a bar to rest your feet, and the VERY comfortable seats. The last time I went to movie at this theatre it was the old seating and musty smelling and in deep need of an upgrade. One of the servers said the other side will get updated seating like the AMC Theater at Universal Cinemas.
These seats are so great. LOVE them for relaxing. Leaning back. Nice having the foot rest bar. The cushy seats are excellent. The arm rest for one side is terrific. No need for the drink holder with the table in front of you. To eat you really need to inch forward on the seat so you don’t wear your food. Nice for comfortable night out.
Now the food was another story. I would eat before I go and just have drinks. I saw three different movies in two days. The first night I tried the Prime Rib Griller and after one bite had to send it back as uneatable. It was dry and just did not have a good taste. The server suggested Bistro Chicken Mac and Cheese. Did not finish it and would not order it again. Mac and cheese at Golden Corral is better. The Chicken strips were dry and tasted like they had been in refrigerator for some time – just not the best. Oh, I did have an appetizer free emailed to me because of my Stubs card. This was the Crab Rangoon Dip which was tasty but a little a heavy (made with cream cheese) – a little would have been better.
The second day I went I had planned on eating first but time ran out before the time for show time start for the Free screening tickets I had. I really wanted a Burger but they cook them to well done so there would be no juiciness or taste. Settled for the Roast turkey Club which was edible but would not order it again. That night I had a coupon from the night before for desert so I tried the brownie Sundae. It was good. The best brownie sundae is at the Ale House because they warm up the brownie and it is made fresh everyday and not prepackaged.
The third movie I stuck with water and no food since I had just eaten at the prior movie. Getting drinks is a good option. There is a call button at every seating area. Have fun when you go!
Eating at the Theatre compared to others places at Downtown Disney for price might be a good choice. There are other choices. Earl of Sandwich has some great sandwiches but is clear on the other side. If you’re using the bus system, the food there compared to at your resort is probably equivalent unless you eat at Trails End (price is higher but quality is 300% better). If you are driving, there are places on Route 192 and at Crossroads for other choices.
The Theatre is very nice. Reason I went to the Dine-In Theatre at Downtown Disney was I had FREE movie screening tickets AND I wanted to experience the Theatre because I had LOVED the Dine-In experience I had previous in another city. Being a bargain hunter, I look for the AMC Cinema times before noon when tickets are $5 or $6 depending on the Theatre.
Most of the time I go to Universal Cinemas because of their comfy chairs and raised Theatre seating and they are less expensive than Downtown Disney but parking is free at Downtown Disney. At Universal if you have a pass that included the parking then it is better if you are closer. Universal has the AM Cinema only on weekend except holiday or school break weeks. The Downtown Disney AMC Theatre is great for those staying on property looking for an escape.
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- Downtown Disney Movies AMC
- Universal Cinema Movies AMC
- Pricing at Downtown Disney Fork and Screen Dine In Movie
Eileen Ludwig, travel writer of Freelance Tourist brings to the world insights about places to travel, discounts, Staycations, Restaurant Reviews, movie reviews, and fascinating tibits. She is owner of three other sites: Photography, Web Design School, and Social Media School Each are in different stages of development and evolution.