Feb. 11 is ArcLight’s special dinner and movie night

ArcLight Cinemas, the LA-based luxury movie theatre chain that opened its first location outside of LA here, in Lincoln Park last October, will give “going out for dinner and a show” new meaning Friday, Feb. 11.

ArcLight set up an evening out starting with a 6 p.m. prix-fix dinner at Old Town Social restaurant on North Ave.  After dinner, Lyft will whisk movie-goers over to ArcLight Cinemas on Clybourn for a special 8:30 p.m. screening of Zoolander 2 prior to its national theatrical release.

ArcLight partnered with restaurant reservation system TableSavvy, for the evening’s event, said to be a one-time occasion. 

A single ticket up to a group of four may be purchased here.

ArcLight is a 14-auditorium theatre, housed in the NewCity development at 1500 N. Clybourn. The movie experience is enhanced by no commercials, limited trailers, and late-comers are prevented from entering the theatre and distracting everyone else who arrived on time. 

The Cinemas will occasionally show “ArcLight stories,” which feature exclusive video interviews with the stars and others involved in the movie being exhibited.

And according to stated future plans, it sounds like ArcLight is making an effort to be engaged in the local creative scene, a welcome participation.  For one, it’s launched “Second City, Second Wednesdays” as a monthly series of classic comedy films starring Second City alums.  Screening Feb. 10 is fantasy comedy-drama “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray and directed by Harold Ramis, that filmed in Woodstock in 1993.  Special guest is the film’s producer, Trevor Albert.

Since there’s no box office at the theatre, tickets may be purchased at self-serve kiosks or online. The theatre is offering free ArcLight membership in celebration of its opening in Chicago and Glenview, at 1850 Tower Drive. 

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