Cinebarre might not be the best dinner theater, but it's our only one

Image by CinebarreImage by 20080813cinebarre.jpg The first thing you see when you walk in is the bar and pool tables. Don't get worried, they do show movies there, too.

Recently opened dinner-and-a-movie venue Cinebarre garnered iffy marks on Holly Herrick's blog Charleston Chow. In: Service; Iffy: Food; Out: Ambience.

Find out where to watch and when it's playing at our movie theater guide page.Personally, I feel her expectations were a bit too high, even if her description was adequate. But maybe my feelings stem from Charleston having only one dinner theater, and, as they say, beggars can't be choosers.

Charleston Chow says:
Better things lurked within our actual theater. As mentioned, the staff was friendly and very helpful in navigating a potentially complicated and intrusive food ordering and delivery system and they did it in a very timely (all of 20 minutes from start to finish) manner. ...

The food, from a menu composed of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and pizza, was adequate but far from show-stopping or original (not unlike the fact that all of them are named after classic movies or variations on classic characters). ... Beer and cocktails are also offered, seven days a week, which trumps The Terrace's current no-liquor-Sunday tradition.

I also appreciated her walk down memory lane on Charleston's old "dinner and a movie cinema," the American Theater on King Street.

The review gives you a good feel for the place and is a good initiation to the theater's system. Go read it.