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Comfort and convenience

Movie Tavern offers in-theater dining experience

By Anne Carmichael
For The Jessamine Journal
Comfort, convenience and full-service dining is only part of the experience customers will receive when visiting Movie Tavern in Branning Crossing.
When Marcus Theatres purchased the former AmStar theater at 150 Langley Drive in Nicholasville, the acquisition brought their total of Movie Tavern by Marcus locations to 91 facilities in 17 states, with a total of 1,106 screens.
The renovation included replacing traditional seating with new recliners, as well as the addition of in-theater food service, an eat-in restaurant and a lounge that serves beverages.
Zaffiro’s Thincredible pizzas are available on the full menu, along with appetizers and sandwiches while you enjoy the movie from the full-service in-theater dining service. The lounge offers drinks that can be taken into the auditorium or ordered during the movie from the wait-staff.
“Customer comfort and convenience aren’t the only goals of Movie Tavern by Marcus. We are also committed to the community and participate in fundraising and charity work locally, such as United Way, Make a Wish, etc., as well as at the corporate level,” said Julie Caan, communication and media relations specialist at Marcus Theaters.
Movie Tavern General Manager Dan Lake shared some of the new features of the remodeled Brannon Crossing facility, “We combine the magic of movies with the pleasure of dining out to create a unique entertainment experience. Offering 13 screens with digital projection and audio, 3-D capabilities, reserved seating and in-theater dining with a full food and beverage menu.”
Lake said Movie Tavern understands many families find an outing to the movies to be cost-prohibitive, so they offer a wide variety of discount options that will make the experience one that makes it affordable.
One of the regular discounts is Supersaver Tuesdays when the price of admission is just $5 per person. They even supply free popcorn for Movie Rewards Members, as well as $2 hotdogs and candy.
Student Thursdays offer $6 admission for not only students but teachers and school administrators as well. Lake said all customers have to do is show their school ID for their discount. Free popcorn is also included.
Senior citizens are often on fixed incomes, so Movie Tavern offers the Young at Heart Fridays when admission for anyone over 60 is just $6 for matinees before 5:30 p.m.
For movie-goers with special needs, equipment and accommodations can be made for lower sound, brighter lights, and closed-caption for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and visually impaired patrons. Although customers will need to call in advance to ensure the technology they require is available.
For more information call (859) 245-4060 or visit https://www.marcustheatres.com/theatre-locations/movie-tavern-brannon-crossing