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Best Spots for Dinner & A Movie in Scottsdale

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

Why settle for dinner and a movie, when you can have dinner at the movies? The best of both worlds is combined at some of our favorite theaters and venues in Scottsdale, making them perfect for dates nights, outings with the family and get-togethers with friends. 


Harkins Theatres

Harkins PatioFounded in 1933, Arizona’s homegrown movie theater chain has three locations across Scottsdale, including the all-new Camelview at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Not only does it have an in-lobby bar and lounge featuring local craft brews, but they also offer an indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace where moviegoers can unwind before or after the show. Plus you can pair your cocktails with way more than just popcorn, including the Big Screen Burger and decadently delicious Oreo Churros.


Desert Stages Theatre

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This popular theatrical company recently relocated from a dated standalone space to a new, state-of-the-art home inside Scottsdale Fashion Square. Now housed inside a former movie multiplex, Desert Stages offers two stages full of live entertainment, plus and expanded lobby and concession stand. Not to mention the theater itself is located just off the mall’s massive food court, making pre- and post-show dining a snap. 


RoadHouse Cinemas

RaodHouse CinemasBoasting a restaurant-worthy, from-scratch kitchen, a gelato bar and a full cocktail bar featuring tons of craft brews, RoadHouse Cinemas is a local micro-chain with a stunning location in Scottsdale. Hit up the weekday happy hour for half-off all beer, wines, house margaritas and bar bites, and then settle in for a show featuring bottomless popcorn and sodas, full lunch/dinner menu, state-of-the-art surround sound and all-recliner leather seating. Then enjoy a nightcap and a little post-movie conversation out on the outdoor patio, lounging around a cozy fire-pit.