This fall, discover cinema with a twist in the return of Lights, Camera, Cocktails, the movie and mixology program that brings together fans of film and craft cocktails. The 2018 series kicks off Wednesday, September 19 with the comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and River North’s Broken Shaker at ArcLight Cinemas – Chicago (1500 N. Clybourn Ave., located at NEWCITY in Lincoln Park). The limited series will run monthly through December 5. Tickets are on sale now at www.arclightcinemas.com.
Lights, Camera, Cocktails is a monthly screening series, presented by ArcLight Cinemas that pairs top bars and bartenders with a favorite movie to create a three-drink menu using the film for inspiration. At each event, guests will enjoy a pre-screening cocktail in ArcLight’s modern-designed café bar. Staff from the evening’s featured bar partner will be on hand to meet and mingle with guests before they head over to the theater to pick up complimentary popcorn and their second movie-inspired cocktail to enjoy while watching the featured film. Following the screening, guests are invited back to the café for a wrap party to discuss the film and savor their third craft cocktail. The series is curated by beverage event consultants The Dogma Group and sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka.
“We are thrilled to partner with Grey Goose and some of the best, most innovative bars in Chicago to bring this standout movie and mixology series back this fall,” said ArcLight Cinemas Food and Beverage Director, Steven Ramskill. “Lights, Camera, Cocktails has allowed us to not only curate strong relationships with Chicago’s outstanding beverage community that is unsurpassed at other venues, but also provide our guests a premier movie-going experience that is special to ArcLight Cinemas.”
Lights, Camera, Cocktails Event Schedule:
For all dates, the event check-in and the pre-screening cocktail begins at 6:30 p.m. The film will start promptly at 7 p.m., and the wrap party immediately follows the end of each film.
September: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery with Broken Shaker
Date: Wednesday, September 19
October: The Warriors with Ludlow Liquors
Date: Wednesday, October 17
November: The Great Outdoors with Sportsman’s Club
Date: Wednesday, November 7
December: Kill Bill: Vol. 2 with Kumiko
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Tickets for the Lights, Camera, Cocktails events are $40. The inclusive ticket package includes one movie ticket to the featured film, three craft cocktails served over the course of the evening, complimentary popcorn, and light fare to enjoy during your post-movie cocktail. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/news/lights-camera-cocktails.