Article By: JIM MARSH Special to The Press
New Trexlertown Movie Tavern
combines dining with movies
Movie lovers can now take their trip to the movies above the traditional popcorn and a beverage experience at the new Movie Tavern which opened recently at 6150 Hamilton Blvd.,Trexlertown.
At the push of a call button, patrons can order everything from gourmet burgers to full multi-entrée meals while seated in plush reclining seats in the facility’s 11 auditoriums that show first-run hits, family-friendly releases and cinema from independent producers.
Premium alcoholic beverages are offered as well as the traditional popcorn, candy and soda beverage staples.
An 11-page menu provides offerings for every taste and servers are trained to take patron orders with minimum disruption while the cinema is in progress. A call button near every seat brings servers to the specific location of a hungry viewer. An expansive lounge area offers diners another option to allow before- or after-show dining.
The Movie Tavern prepares its offerings in a large restaurant-size kitchen area and features a chef-driven menu. Beverages include “grown-up” shakes as well standard bar fare.
The menu includes kid fare such as sliders, mac and cheese, chicken tenders and individual pizzas.
Movie Tavern brings a new concept to the Lehigh Valley and the local facility joins more than two-dozen similar facilities in states across the country.
About 200 full- and part-time employees currently staff the facility with a potential of 270 people working there during busier movie seasons.
The long-planned cinema started its approval process before Lower Macungie Township commissioners in 2015. The facility underwent a number of design changes in the review process to meet township requirements.