Dinner and a Movie at The Chicago Firehouse
Be it a date, a friendly meet-up, or a potentially creepy solitary outing, dinner and a movie is a great American ritual. But few outlets can bring the two together seamlessly in a way that doesn't come off lackluster or tacky. The Chicago Firehouse to the rescue! Happening now through August, the legendary South Loop restaurant is airing weekly al fresco movie nights, featuring classics new and old. Yes, classics can be new. Don't even try to dispute the classic quality of Sandra Bullock's hair in The Blind Side. Now you can kill two birds with one stone, just as long as said bird is not a mockingbird.
Every Wednesday night at dusk, The Chicago Firehouse plays a feature film on their patio. This week, on July 31, it's The Blind Side. Sandra didn't win that Oscar so you could make other plans, so be there. Themes vary wildly each week, with High Noon next week, Julie & Julia the following week, Mamma Mia! the week after, and Big Night on August 28, wrapping up the summer movie catalog. Each event features different dinner specials and themed cocktails, along with the regular menu.
(Watch movies on this patio why don't you)