AMC Esplanade 14 Dine-in Theater

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AMC Esplanade 14 Dine-in describes itself as "a movie theater and a casual restaurant rolled into one with upgraded seats, an extensive menu, full cocktail bar and service at the push of a button."  And, yes, that is exactly what it is.   When you purchase your tickets, you will select a seat. The seat has a tray on the arm rest, a dim light, and a menu.  When you decide what you want, you push a call button and the waiter comes and takes your order.  After a little while, your food arrives.

So does this make a great date?  Yes and no.  It's novel.  It's fun.  The service is good and the food is good.  You can order alcohol which is unusual in a theater.  However, eating dinner was a little bit lonely. You are sitting next to your date, but you both have your eyes and attention on the screen.

Now we arrived just a few minutes before the movie and ordered drinks, appetizers, and dinner.  All of the food was served after the movie started.  Next time we might go earlier and order appetizers so we can eat them and chat before the show begins and then share popcorn or dessert during the movie.

There are two types of auditoriums: Fork and Screen is for all ages although children 18 and younger must be accompanied by and adult. Cinema Suites is for ages 21+.   Most of the appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, and pizzas are around $10.   You can also order entree plates, $12-$15, and desserts for about $8.  They have the standard selection of popcorn and candy for standard prices.   You can order wine, beer, and mixed drinks if you are 21 or older.

To get to the AMC Esplanade, you will have to park in a parking garage.  Watch carefully as you near the intersection of Camelback and 24th St. because neither the theater nor the garage is conspicuous.  Once parked, take your parking ticket to have it validated, and follow the signs. You'll go up an escalator to get to the theater.

Going from the parking garage toward the theater.

 

AMC Esplanade 14 Dine-in
2515 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
http://dinein.amctheatres.com/Locations/Esplanade

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