AMC TheatresIf you go to one of the new AMC Dine-In Theatres, you better come hungry. As reported by GeekTyrant, tickets will cost up to $25 per person when the concept is introduced at the AMC Essex Green 9 in West Orange, New Jersey, on Friday. That price includes a $15 "experience charge" for admission into the deluxe "Cinema Suites," which feature premium, upscale dining. The "experience charge" is deducted from any meal purchases in the auditorium. Cheapskates may wish to opt for the slightly less deluxe "Fork and Screen" theaters, featuring "casual, in-theatre dining," where you only have to pay $20 in upfront fees to see a movie.

The concept of combing a movie with a meal, as opposed to selling popcorn, candy, hot dogs and soft drinks at a concession counter, has existed for quite some time. Arguably, the concept has been perfected by the Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, Texas, which has multiple locations in Texas and elsewhere, and is planning to expand. Other contenders include Studio Movie Grill, Movie Tavern, Gold Class Cinemas and many more, as documented by USA Today earlier this year. But can a large corporation duplicate the experience that's been refined by the Alamo Drafthouse and a select few others?
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