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What Do You Think of Wheaton's New Theater and Restaurant?

Let us know what you think.

There's a new place in town to catch a movie all while enjoying food and drinks.

Wheaton's Studio Movie Grill opened last Friday and we want to know what you think of the new theater-going experience. Have you visited the theater yet? Do you like the idea of dining during a movie, or is it too distracting?

Wednesday evening, Wheaton Patch Editor Charlotte Eriksen and myself hosted a ladies night out event. A sold out crowd turned out to watch the chick-flick classic "Dirty Dancing."

We ordered beverages, food and had a good time. The menu is not what you might expect. There's everything from pizza to a cheese and fruit plate. I think the new restaurant/theater would be a great date-night spot or the perfect place for an evening out with the gals.

What do you think? Will you go back? 

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J. Burket June 14, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Do you have to eat there . . . or can you just go watch a movie like at a "traditional" theater?
Samantha Liss June 14, 2012 at 02:38 PM
You don't have to eat there if you don't want. They do have traditional items like popcorn!
Carol Peterson Fontana June 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I love the fact that you can reserve your actual seat online. I like the option of having a meal and that the candy/popcorn isn't being pushed right at the front door.
Samantha Liss June 14, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I forgot about reserving seats online. It gets kind of tricky though when you don't reserve a seat online. Last night we had to keeping moving seats because the ones we chose were already reserved.
J. Burket June 14, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Wait. You have to/can reserve seats ahead of time? But if you don't, you continually get booted if you sit in the wrong seat?
Samantha Liss June 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM
You don't have to reserve seats online but people seem to like that option.
Meg Cz June 15, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Comfortable seats, wide aisles, clear HD screen .... and the food was quite good. Our family liked it and will look forward to our next movie there.
Meg Cz June 15, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Jim, when you are at the Box Office counter they show you a flat screen with the available seats. You tell them what ones you want. You can choose to be right, left, center, how far back and which aisle you want access to.
J.S. June 19, 2012 at 08:34 PM
We went there the 2nd day after opening and the computer apparently messed up our orders. Our food came out quickly, but no silverware or drinks for a hour even after we had our "red buttons" pushed for help and asked several wait staff who passed our chairs for assistance. When the tabs finally came, they informed us ours had gotten lost and need to be re-printed. No tab for another 15 minutes, finally after flagging another waiter down, the manager comped our meal. This was all happening during the movie. We're chalking it up to being new and we'll give it one more try, but I'm a bit nervous.
Cindy June 19, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Eerything was excellent! Great food, drinks and service. Didn't like the popcorn. Love watching a movie and eating at the same time. I will be going back very soon.
Norman R July 01, 2012 at 02:24 PM
We went. We were able to reserve seats for a specific time, which we really liked. My tips to patrons: 1. Make a reservation; you'll like it. 2. Before being seated pick up a menu and take it with you to your seat. 3. Consider bringing a small light. Reading the bill, etc, in a darkened theater can be difficult. Other comments: The food was good. I had an Angus burger and a beer. The burger was very good. Prices for food and beverages were reasonable, the food service was also good. The menu is pretty extensive. I considered a salad, but decided against it because of a concern about the logistics of eating it during the movie. But I'll bring a small light next time.

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