BOCA RATON_ You probably know Pam and I are both movie geeks. So when we heard about Living Room Theaters, we had to set up a visit.
Located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, at 777 Glades Rd., it bills itself as " the new evolution of cinema," featuring a "sophisticated yet superbly comfortable environment that combines a European style café and lounge with a relaxing place to see wonderful movies." Dinner, a drink and a movie -- a can't miss combination.
Because it is situated at a college, be mindful about parking in the right place. Any red-striped spot is fair game, and those are all directly in front of the cinema (a portion of your ticket price is allocated to parking).
Specializing in independent movies -- typically the kind that win awards at film festivals -- the concept originated in Portland, Oregon.
While we were there before the dinner hour, we had a chance to enjoy a glass of prosecco while perusing the menu, which had lots of options for lunch, dinner or just dessert. The offerings included two of our favs -- chicken piccatta and eggplant parmaigiana, both at affordable prices. Another nice feature is all the artwork from local artists exhibited on the walls.
We were there to see "The World Before Your Feet," which documents Matt Green's quest to walk all 8,000 miles of blocks, bridges, beaches and backroads of New York City. The one-time civil engineer subsists on the kindness of strangers and money he makes pet-sitting while on this years-long quest. Prior to this, he walked 3,000-plus miles across the United States. What can you say? Matt's just a guy who likes to walk and see the world up close and personal.
If you're into independent films that don't rely on CGI to draw an audience, Living Room Theaters is just the place for you. Find out more at their website, HERE.
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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