What to do on a rainy day in Arizona? Now that I'm officially triple-vaxxed (uugh!) a movie and some tasty food sounded pretty good to me. I decided to drive over and try out RoadHouse Cinemas in Scottsdale. The website says they have an early bird special going on where all shows before noon are only $5.
|Looks like no rain over in Scottsdale today|
It's about a 25 minute drive to get from the campground at McDowell over to the RoadHouse Cinemas. Located in a fairly average shopping strip next to a Target, the theater tries to give off a ‘western’ vibe with western-style decor and country western music playing in the bar and lobby - not my favorite but I can live with it. It's a combination restaurant, sports bar, ice cream shop, and movie theater all in one. What I really like is that the restaurant and full bar menu can be delivered to your theater seat and enjoyed while watching a film.
|My super comfy recliner seat|
|I opted for the Ghostbuster burger and a local Scottsdale Blonde Ale|
|Both came quickly and were very good even though the photo wasn't|
Everything in the theater appeared to be super clean, and the food service was fast and polite. I really miss having regular nights out at the movies during these two pandemic years. One of my first jobs in high school was working as a projectionist at my local movie theater back in high school. I think it was probably the best job I ever had. Do you remember that scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey talks about his first job flipping burgers being the best time of his life? I think it's something like that.
I went to see the new Ghostbusters film today. Here's an interesting note - Ghostbusters II was one of the films I remember screening back in high school. I liked that they used all the original cinematic background score in this film. I brought back good memories.
|I love going to the movies|