When you decide that it's time the family take a timeout from the busy week and head out for a fun excursion, you're also making a very big decision that can have very serious consequences later on – you're taking the kids out. Going anywhere with kids can be tough because you're never quite sure how they'll react, and if you're going somewhere like a cinema brewery, you may not even be sure if they're allowed on the promises.
The good news is that cinema breweries are pretty big on the family-friendly factor, and they encourage families to come take in a good movie as often as possible. Cinema breweries, as you might have surmised, are not your usual movie theater. These unique places are marrying two very distinct places – a movie theater and a brewery – into one. Part of this model is garnering notoriety enough so that people are curious enough to visit. The other part is that they are trying to change the movie theater experience for the entire family.
Think back to what watching a movie with your kids and significant other about a decade ago. Your food choices were bad popcorn in massive tubs, soda pop, and a wide variety of candy in boxes. Things went even further south as you tried to settle into your seats. Floors were sticky and unkept. Seats were uncomfortable, and you really hoped that they sound & projector were not going to act up. Things were not looking great for the movie industry.
Cinema breweries answered the call and decided to revamp the entire experience from the bottom up. The physical theater was improved and what you're blessed now is the kind of theater set-up that let's you feel as though you're a part of the action. Food choices are incredible with full menus offering fresh ingredients and restaurant-quality items. The best cinema breweries live up to their name and actually brew award-winning craft beer on the concessions as part of their everyday menu. Probably the coolest part of the cinema brewery experience is that you receive service during the movie.
But things are different when you've got the kiddos in tow. If you're thinking about making a movie night happen at your local cinema brewery, here are a few things to consider:
Can Your Kids Handle The Activity? – From flickering images on the screen to servers moving about in the theater, it's important to determine if your kids will have issues with all of that movement.
Do They Have Dietary Needs? – If dietary needs are of a concern, you can always call ahead and see what arrangements can be made or ask your helpful servers for input.
Are They OK with Loud Volume & Large Screens? – The revamped movie experience means high-quality theater digs that boast serious volume and image detail. It may be a bit much for really young kids.
Are They Mindful of Others Around Them? – Courtesy for others in the theater is top priority for the cinema brewery. If you've got a rambunctious bunch, you may have to rethink things.
You know your kids best, and if a fun time at the cinema brewery sounds like it's something up their alley, get ready for the movie experience you've always dreamed about.