Beat the Heat…AC, Movies and Ice Cream!

The temperature’s rising…..we’re havin’ a heat wave! It’s too hot be outside. Beat the Heat, take yourself and the kids to a movie in an air-conditioned theater, for lunch or dinner and a movie… plus take advantage of today’s Raleighwood menu special Thursday – 99¢ Cinderella Ice Cream Sundae with each entrée order.

Did you know  air conditioning was born in 1902 when Willis Carrier, a mechanical engineer, developed and installed the first system in a publishing company in Brooklyn, New York. Carrier’s invention would eventually have a revolutionary impact on America.

The opening of the Rivoli in NY was widely advertised for its refrigerating/ air conditioning system. People lined up at the box office – curious about ‘cool comfort’ .  Through the 1950’s movie theaters advertised Air Conditioned right up with the movies on the marquee.

A great option for a blistering hot day – relax and enjoy a movie and a meal at Raleighwood!

Pizza fun facts

  Did you know that 36 percent of all pizza ordered are topped with pepperoni?!  Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day or about 350 slices per second.  Pizza can be called a balance meal, it has most of  the food groups – grains in the crust, vegetables or meat  put on as a topping, dairy in the cheese, and fruit in the tomato sauce.

Pizza is also one of the favorite foods to eat while watching a movie, it ranks right up there with popcorn.

Share a pizza at an afternoon family matinée, a perfect for lunch or an early dinner.  Sit back, relax, enjoy the movie and let us do the work.  A great way to take the kids to a movie.  Or get a group together and come to our early or later evening shows.

Today’s menu special at Raleighwood Cinema Grill is $3 Off all Large Pizzas. Enjoy a pizza, a pitcher (beer or soda), and a picture – check website for scheduled movies and show times.

more Hunger Games…

Saw it last night – although it did not have ALL of the elements of the book, we liked the movie a lot.  Reminiscent of a few older classic themes, sort of “1984”-ish, and touch of a few other sci-fi moral issues movies.

No gory scenes, so it’s easy to eat while watching it! 🙂

We welcome any comments and thoughts on the movie and seeing it at Raleighwood.

The Lucky One….

Another good story from Nicholas Sparks. Nicholas lives in North Carolina with his wife and family.

Nicholas Sparks again uses a North Carolina setting- Elizabeth, a main character, lives in Hampton, North Carolina.

The Lucky One is a perfect date movie.  Romance,  suspense, secrets and more nuances all at the same time.  Seems different people have different opinions on the underlying theme of the movie, but so far most people really enjoyed seeing it.  What are some of YOUR thoughts?

Check website for today’s menu special and other movies and showtimes.

The Hunger Games….questions?

HIT book(s), Hit Movie.   A question for any of you that saw it – if you read the book, did you “read” the character of Haymitch different or picture the actor that actually plays him in movies?  I won’t give it away for those that have not read or seen it – but I will say that I read half the first book before I found out who played that character – and it changed how I pictured him!

This a perfect movie to see again and again…great for a “ladies night out” or a couple.   You really see a lot the 2nd time  that you missed the first time.

and, an aside —- The small North Carolina village that doubled as District 12 in “The Hunger Games” is up for auction after failing to sell on the property market.

Let “me” know what you think of it… NOW playing at Raleighwood 2 shows per night.   … ” I ” may be there watching it with you one eve…:)

We welcome your feedback and comments on our movies.

More about Cabin in the Woods movie

After an early preview screening,  Director Drew Goddard was asked, “Will there be a sequel?” To which he responded, “Have you seen the ending to my movie?”…

Have YOU?….. now’s your chance these are the last few days to see it at Raleighwood! Cabin in the Woods tonight through this Thursday night.  This is the way to see this movie,  with friends,  in a dark theater, enjoying  today’s (Tuesday) Menu Special of $3 Off all Large Pizzas,  a pitcher of beer, wine or one of Raleighwood’s great homemade desserts.

Visit Raleighwood website for showtimes.

Cabin in the Woods, not what you expect….

… the film was advertised as a straight horror film, when it’s really a horror/comedy, a combination not easy to pull off, but one that Cabin in the Woods absolutely got right.    Rated R.  There are scary scenes and bloody scenes, but it’s the sharp humor that really holds the film together, with some of the funniest scenes  being a running joke involving a Merman.

So if you are a fan of movies, horror movies and like references to other movies imbedded in your films, then this is a movie you won’t want to miss.

Playing tonight and thru Thursday at Raleighwood at 8:20pm – plan to get there early, so you can order – today’s (Monday’s) menu special is Ten Half-Price HOT or BBQ Wings, with each entrée order.  Our wings have been called the Best in town!

Check website for more info…….