An adult movie experience

No not that kind of movie!

I went with my daughter and her husband to Living Room Theaters to see Alice in Wonderland in Disney Digital 3D.

Living Room Theaters is located downtown Portland just a few blocks from my office. There are six theater rooms with comfy lounge type chairs. Each chair has its own wooden side tray with cup holder. There is real food on the concession menu as well as a lunch menu and bar. Because LRT is independently owned they choose the movies they show. Most of the movies are independent film makers and not at all mainstream.

On LRT’s website they say

“Living Room® Theaters is a celebration of great, independent films and filmmakers. We’re deeply committed to the vibrant, growing local film community. We also chose to launch in Portland because of active film lovers like you – Portland has one of the highest per capita film going audiences of any city in the U.S.”

It was a different experience and I am glad we saw Alice here rather than one of the mega cinemas.

I am not normally a Tim Burton fan. His movies are often too dark for me. But Alice after all is a Disney movie so I knew it would be different than Burton’s usual films. In fact Tara said she was surprised that I said I wanted to see this movie. It was very good. I enjoyed the 3D aspect of the movie as well.

“The story and film of Alice In Wonderland is unique and necessary to the culture of our times, in that it expresses not only the importance of individuality, but also of the of the validity of children’s ideas, and the power of females self determinism, among much more.”

Living Room Theaters

6 Responses

  1. Looks cozy. Do they give you ashtrays? The eyeshadow is awesome!!

  2. Have you been to the VIP theaters in Cancun at Plaza Las Americas (and maybe elsewhere in Cancun now, it’s been a long while since I’ve been to the movies there)? Pretty much the same gig. It’s nice to see that option here.

    • Joyce,
      No I haven’t been to VIP but have friends who say it’s great. The other option locally is Cinetopia over in Vancouver but it is more expensive and who wants to drive all the way over there to see a movie.

  3. We have Studio Movie Grills here in the Dallas area like that. LOVE THEM. In the old days ( heh heh, the 90s) we had the Granada, which was an old theater, cool old style with tables and chairs and food/drink. It was grand.

    • Jana,
      There is a local chain of brew pubs, McMenamins that has 8 or 9 of their pubs in old movie theaters or restored buildings like schools. They serve drinks and good bar food.

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