RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom Date Night: COVID-19 Edition 

RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom Date Night: COVID-19 Edition 

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A local theater is bringing a Date Night tradition into the comfort of your own home — plus, free movie popcorn! Read on for more.

Since opening its doors in July 2019, RJ Cinema has welcomed in couples for Date Night Tuesday. Date Night packages include two entrees from the menu (choice of movie soft drink or drinks of choice from the bar), a special dessert for two and two movie tickets for a price of $39 + tax. In light of the recent shutdown due to COVID-19, RJ Cinema is giving away FREE buckets of movie theater popcorn for couples to keep the Date Night Tuesday tradition and romance alive, just this time, in the safety and comfort of your own home.

“Since we were forced to close normal operations in our cinema, restaurant and bar, we decided that we would create a way for our customers to keep their Tuesday Date Night time together going, just this time, they would need to do it in their home,” says RJ Cinema Distillery and Taproom’s General Manager, Ric Welker. “However, watching a movie at home is never the same as experiencing the large format screens and digital surround sound that a movie theater provides. So, we decided we could provide the taste and smell of real movie theater popcorn to make that at-home movie just a little better.”

Typically, RJ Cinema’s favorite part of Date Night Tuesday’s is seeing couples coming out for a dinner and movie date. Today, the same couples are still participating, just through selfies and social media. “The experience of seeing a movie at home is almost always augmented by the smell and taste of popcorn. It’s almost impossible for at-home popcorn to replicate those emotions, so seeing the families who are posting pictures online of themselves at home enjoying the simple gift of the popcorn, makes it all worth it,” says Welker.

After society goes back to normal, RJ Cinema Distillery and Taproom will have its doors open for guests to enjoy one of their eight digital theaters, a scratch made meal from the kitchen, craft beers and custom cocktails, or even hosting an event in the taproom. 

Freshly made popcorn is being made every Tuesday and Friday at RJ Cinema. Pull up to the front door and a worker will bring a bucket our to your car, no purchase required. 

Tuesday – 5:30-8pm EST

Friday – 5:30 – 9pm EST

For those interested in supporting RJ Cinema by purchasing drink mixes, RJ Distillery bottles, and other products, pre-order is available on their website, https://rjcinema.com/order. To ensure enough product is on hand and your wait time is kept to a minimum, please pre-order. Payment can be made when you arrive to pick up the order.

To stay connected with RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom, visit their website and Facebook.

Hattie Martin is an editorial intern at Cincy Chic. She attends University of Cincinnati, majoring in Public Relations and Fashion Studies, complimented with a Creative Writing Certificate. When she is not found writing, you can find her at your local coffee shop or spending time in her hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Contact her at hmartin@cincychic.com.