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PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHThe recently opened Movie Tavern entertainment venue at 6150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, offers a new-to-the-area concept of dining while watching a movie. PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHThe recently opened Movie Tavern entertainment venue at 6150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, offers a new-to-the-area concept of dining while watching a movie.
A bar and lounge area offers the option of dining before or after viewing a movie in one of 11 theaters. A bar and lounge area offers the option of dining before or after viewing a movie in one of 11 theaters.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHA server brings refreshments to patrons enjoying a movie in one of the Movie Tavern’s 11 individual theaters. PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHA server brings refreshments to patrons enjoying a movie in one of the Movie Tavern’s 11 individual theaters.

New Trexlertown Movie Tavern combines dining with movies

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

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 movie 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 as 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.