Although Thunderbird has a kitchen, Gonzales originally planned to join forces with another restaurant's chef. So far, Thunderbird has chosen to highlight the in-house chef as the bar recently announced that it is now also open for lunch. However, there are plans to work with other culinary experts -- locally and regionally.
“We'll likely work with Carlos at Rook for one of the events in February, and I've talked to [Pizzology Chef/Owner] Neil Brown about an event after that,” Gonzales said. “I've got some guest bartenders coming into town from other cities -- one is Louisville -- to collaborate for different movies.”
The tickets are limited to Thunderbird’s capacity (after furniture is rearranged to see the pull-down screen along the back of the bar) and run about $50 -- which includes dinner but not drinks or tip. But Culinary Cult Classics isn’t just about watching movies, eating, and drinking among crazy décor— the event is about everyone working together.