Taproom, restaurant and a luxe movie-viewing experience. That’s what you’ll get at this newly-opened cinema concept in Eastgate. Read on for more.
The newly opened RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom at Eastgate is both adult and family fun wrapped in one. The entertainment venue offers something for everyone.
Ric Welker, Vice President and General Manager of the Robert James Distillery Brand says it was important to create a place that moms and dads could feel comfortable taking their children.
“We want moms and dads to feel comfortable bringing their kids in for the movies,” he said. “We want it to be a lot of fun for mom and dad too.”
The theater, which opened June 21, is a brewery, distillery, scratch-kitchen, and first-run cinema. Welker adds that the dine-in movie experience allows guests to pick up their order at the counter and enjoy it at their seat, which includes a table, while watching the movie. Additionally, those who are looking for a more adult-focused visit can enjoy their drinks and meals in the taproom before or after the movie.
The uniqueness of the theater isn’t just the alcohol concept, it’s the dining experience as well. The way the food is ordered is similar to what you find at Panera and allows you to be alerted once your food is ready so you don’t have to miss the film.
“Our goal is to provide all of the service with none of the interruption,” Welker says.
“The taproom seats 185 people, making it big enough to handle both movie-goers and those who stop by for a drink, and there’s room for more in the cinema’s outdoor patio seating,” says Welker.