NORTH BETHESDA – As John Travolta’s Vincent Vega said when discussing the “little differences” between American and European entertainment facilities in the film “Pulp Fiction”, “You can go into a movie theater in Amsterdam and buy a beer. And I don’t mean a little paper cup; I’m talking about a glass of beer!”
As of last Friday, this is now a privilege which Montgomery County residents may enjoy.
iPic Theaters, a premium movie theater chain based in Boca Raton, Fla., has opened a location at the Pike and Rose shopping center. The facility features eight individual movie theaters with seating ranging from 78 to 112. In addition to traditional movie theater concessions like popcorn and candy, iPic offers a full bar and a grill menu. Seats are available at Premium and Premium Plus prices. Premium Plus seats recline and have buttons to summon wait staff during the movie.
City Perch, a full-service bar and restaurant also owned by iPic and housed in the same facility, will open on Nov. 17. The menu will feature traditional American rotisserie and farm-to-table selections.
“D.C.’s a very growing, progressive market, so we thought it would be a perfect fit,” said iPic Vice President of Operations Alex Reed. “Pike and Rose is a very exciting development and they’ve been great to work with. The opening day reception has been really great. It’s like a marriage made in heaven.”
iPic has donated proceeds from its opening week sales to several area charities, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and the Children’s National Medical Center. For more information, visit www.ipictheaters.com.