While going to the movies is great, it's not without problems: the tickets are overpriced and the food is worse, resulting in a costly date that still doesn't get your hands on her Mounds. Giving you a better experience with step-up eats (and booze!), Studio Movie Grill
Studio's an all-in-one dinner/drinks/movie megaplex boasting the title of North ATL's largest all-digital theater, showing first-run films on nine screens equipped with Dolby 3-D and surround sound, with individual leather recliners plus your choice of banquette-style row tables or sectional setups for two, whose co-owner says they offer "first-class presentation and service, but don't charge first-class prices" -- which is good, because paying $1,500 to see Marmaduke just doesn't sound right, even if you can bring a free carry-on. Hit the website to buy tix and choose your seats, and when you arrive you'll be escorted to your spot; when you're ready to eat, tap the waitstaff-signaling buzzer and build your own setup of three or five apps (burger/buffalo chicken bites, coconut chicken tenders, spicy Tabasco wings...), or get the artisan cheese selection of derby sage, chévre, and Maytag Blue, which manages to keep its color even after an extra rinse. Bigger eats include half-racks of St. Louis-smoked ribs, Nathan's dogs, burgers (beef, turkey, black bean...), shaved beef steak sandwiches on sourdough, and honey butter-crust-brushed pizzas like the Greek, garlic chicken, and the fully-loaded "All The Way", which for all your valiant attempts, is the first time you've actually gotten there in a theater
Tuesdays net you $2 off burgers and drafts, while Wednesdays mean all-you-can-eat pizza for under $10. Beyond beers they've got New Orleans Hurricanes and Ultimate Texas Teas, plus five margaritas to which you can add shots of Cointreau, Patron, Grand Ma, or Midori as a "Meltdown" -- a phenomenon replicable when your date sees what you're hiding in that popcorn, and bursts into Snickers.