My sisters and I snuck out on Sunday morning for and early re-viewing of Disney's The Lion King.
We weren't able to catch it in 3-D, but it was nice to see it on the silver screen nonetheless.
We headed to the Movie Tavern for their
Flapjacks Breakfast and a Flick
special early-bird menu.
(They recently changed the name of this promo, hence the correction above).
This is my review of my first trip to "Tha Tavern":
I have to say - it was nice to see my sistahs so early in the morning...
And it was neat to be able to eat while watching a movie on the big screen...
But I wouldn't be itching to return to "Tha Tavern" very soon.
The chairs were office/computer chairs... a bit odd.
And the food was lukewarm and subpar. A big disappointment for a place that is trying to differentiate themselves using a concept based on FOOD!
Although they offered fresh fruit on their other menus later in the day, and obviously had fruit sitting in the kitchen ready to be served later in the day, they refused to serve it for breakfast. To my sister. My pregnant sister. Come on, now... That's just bad customer service.
They didn't hand out silverware - or even plasticware! In fact - I saw the lady to my right flag someone down so she could ask for something other than her own hands to spread the cream cheese that came with her bagel.
The food was decently priced, but you definitely get what you pay for.
The other thing is that it was so dark, it was hard to see your food - and that irked me for some reason.
"What does it look like?"
"How do I know this is what I ordered?"
"Did I just eat a piece of the thin paper they served my potatoes on???"
The movie itself was fine - the quality was great, the sound was good. I wouldn't really have any issues at all if it was just a regular old movie theatre.
But... it isn't, folks. Far from it.
This all may sound a little harsh to some. But I have been to a movie theatre with this kind of concept before - and they REALLY nailed it. They even had an upstairs area that was reserved for adults (over 21), where they had a full-service bar. So I know it can be done properly! (That place was south of Oklahoma City in Norman - SOOOO AWESOME!) Talk about a kick-a$$ place to have a date-night!
Ultimately, The Movie Tavern was built upon a good idea, but they didn't bother taking it all the way to the finish line. Which in my opinion, is really sad.
So I may return one day. But in the meantime, I'll tell the girls to come over to my place in their jammies. I'll whip up a fresh breakfast feast and we can watch an old classic on my big TV, cozied up together on my comfy couch. With Riley piled up somewhere on top of us, I'm sure.
(For those of you who might be confused by the title of this post, listen to the opening song in The Lion King... I don't know what they are chanting in some African language in the background, but to me it always sounds like they're saying "penguin llama, penguin llama-llama"!!!)