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ReRun Gastropub Theater

The two go together like Pitt and Jolie, so it’s only fitting that independent theaters and eateries across the nation are bringing quality food and film together. For an all-inclusive night on the town, swing by the following:

ReRun Gastropub Theater
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Start your evening at ReBar, a restaurant serving tapas-size plates alongside entrées like filet mignon, then meander down the hall to its sister theater and catch festival flicks or cult favorites from the comfort of one of 60 reclaimed car seats. During intermission, stock up on garlic-powdered popcorn and mixed drinks — assuming you have room left. www.reruntheater.com

Central Cinema
Since its 2005 opening, the Emerald City’s only dine-in cinema has been serving up a repertoire of TV tributes, sing-alongs and classic films like Young Frankenstein and Airplane, along with an in-house menu that offers everything from stuffed empanadillos to pumpkin-seed-encrusted rainbow trout. The waitstaff takes food and drink orders while you settle in for the show. Afterward, stick around for a Scrabble game in the lobby café. www.central-cinema.com

Maitland, Fla.
Roughly 15 minutes north of Orlando is Enzian, the region’s only member-supported, nonprofit, single-screen theater for independent and foreign films. It also happens to be Central Floridians’ pick for a great meal: opt to dine alfresco at the attached Eden Bar, or enjoy daily specials and desserts (like bread pudding and raspberry beignets) while you’re watching the movie. www.enzian.org

McMenamins Kennedy School
Portland, Ore.
In the auditorium-turned-theater inside a former elementary school, enjoy handcrafted ales and pizza slices while you watch recent releases like Toy Story 3. Comfy sofas and exposed ceiling rafters offer the atmosphere of a family-room pep rally; afterward, spend the night in one of the property’s guestrooms (which used to be classrooms) or socialize at
the Detention Bar. www.mcmenamins.com

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Foreign Cinema
Foreign Cinema
San Francisco
Oozing industrial charm in the heart of the city’s vibrant Mission district, this decade-old restaurant and art-house theater offers an ever-changing menu of California/Mediterranean cuisine — along with a full oyster bar — that’s as worthy of praise as its carefully selected films. Request a seat in the courtyard to watch foreign movies screened on the cement wall. www.foreigncinema.com

Hollywood Blvd. Cinema
Woodridge, Ill.
One of two locations (each with a different theme) about 40 minutes outside of Chicago, Woodridge’s first-run and specialty multiplex is a megatribute to Hollywood lore: Woodwork imported from Asia channels Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; photos of film stars cover the lobby bar; and in-house eats range from Catherine Zeta bruschetta to a Whoopi Goldburger. Even the restrooms have themes: “Norman’s” for men and “Mother’s” for women.