Tired of spending an arm and a leg on a movie theater experience? The candy, pop, and popcorn add up quickly for a super unhealthy trip to the movies (because who can resist theater buttered popcorn?!?). The New Hope Cinema Grill offers a more affordable way to do dinner and a movie - why not eat dinner at the movie? They also have comedy nights where the setting is more like a comedy club, but I've only experienced the dinner and a movie. Ample free parking is available for the theater - which is a part of a strip mall. There are only a couple of screens that play movies and the movies are generally ones that have been out for a while - but who cares? If you've never seen the movie it's all the same! In the past couple of months we have seen Moneyball and The Safe House there - big name actors, just a short while after they hit the main theaters. There are many kid-friendly flicks as well - showtimes usually earlier in the day.
The entry has an arcade for the kiddos (or adults who enjoy that type of amusement), a modern looking lounge area, and the theaters which are set up more like a comedy club with a long row of seats up to a bar-table or chairs in front and back to share a small cocktail tables. I recommend sitting at the bar tables if you plan to eat a meal. Before the movie the wait staff come around and take your orders - they have limited bar for adult beverages (serve a pitcher if your heart desires), pop, and bottled water. My husband and I have gone twice now and have always had great service. You do get served during the movie, so if you're the type that cannot handle interruptions, I do not recommend this type of movie outing.
They accept credit cards and the meals are priced pretty reasonably - I think we pay approximately $8 a meal (burger and fries) with options of appetizers or seasoned sour cream for your fries (num!). The best part is that New Hope Cinema Grill offers discounted tickets on Groupon - sometimes you can catch comedy tickets at reduced prices or multiple ticket offers at reduced rates - we went using a Groupon for four movie tickets for $7.00. Not bad for an affordable, fun date night or family outing!