A few years ago, a handful of these types of places existed. The National Association of Theater Owners now estimates that the U.S. is home to about 3-400 theaters nationwide with restaurant service out of roughly 5,500 total theaters. We might even see soon say a Applebee’s or a similar chain offering their full menu at the theater. The one demographic that we probably will not see is horror movies. Thank goodness, people do not want to eat while watching blood and gore. The other drawback is that many might not want to smell food or listen to others chewing during a film.
Some theaters offer footrests, blankets, pillows or moist towels before the film begins- as well as chocolate mints afterward. The actual auditoriums are often smaller than most theaters featuring fewer than 30 chairs, digital sound and super-wide screens. Ticket prices vary from 10 to 20 dollars more than the average ticket price excluding food.