Guide: 7 perfect spots for dinner and a movie in Edmonton
It’s a classic date night idea, a tried and true activity with pals, and the perfect way to spend some time with the fam (or escape them). It’s dinner and a movie Edmonton! We’ve got lots of theatres and lots of great places to eat, so planning a night out can be a little tricky. To help you out, we gathered a little guide to tell you where you should grab a bite before enjoying a flick.
Here’s our guide to the best places to enjoy dinner and a movie in Edmonton!
Along 109th Street you’ll find the Metro Cinema, where arthouse flicks and old school classics are shown. Just north of that, you’ll find Sugarbowl, where everything on the menu is worthy of a dinner and a movie night.
In the city centre, there are plenty of great food options for any night out. We’d recommend swinging by Sabor for Portuguese and Spanish menu items, especially if you’re feeling like making the night a little more classy. Enjoy!
Sitting right in the heart of Whyte Ave is this old school theatre with plenty of charm. Sitting right down the street, is Pip, undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in town right now. Boom, there’s your dinner and a movie!
Down south, you’ll find fewer niche spots for dinner, but there are plenty of good options. JOEY South Common, Earls, and even Mikado are all worthy of a drop-in for a casual dinner and movie night in south Edmonton.
Another theatre in the south is Windermere, where the food and drink options are once again chain-based and simple. That being said, Browns Social House and The Keg are nearby, so you certainly won’t be going hungry with those picks.
Up here you’ll find, you guessed it, more chain restaurants. Despite that, there are a few hidden gems for a casual night out at the movies. If you’re looking for zero fuss and tasty grub, grab some pizza and a pint over at Franco’s. No, you won’t have to dress up, but there’s a little charm in the idea of pizza and movies on a night out.
Okay, so now you’re looking at dinner and a movie inside West Edmonton Mall. Obviously, hitting up Bourbon Street is an easy choice. Apart from that, Cactus Club is probably your best bet.
Now, what movie should you see once your done feasting? Well, we’ve got you covered for that too.
From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s classic jams.
“Blinded by the Light” is an uplifting story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the tight grasp of his traditional father (Kulvinder Ghir).
But when a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.