Movie night is no longer just for kids and teenagers; Redline, a gastrolounge in Penn Quarter, creates a spin off of the traditional “Movie Night”.
By Ericha Richards
Looking for a nice alternative to your traditional “Movie-then-Dinner” night? Well, Redline of Penn Quarter is attempting to spice up your weekly routine. Every Monday starting August 1st, Redline will be hosting a “Movie and Martini Night”, where guests will sip on bubbly concoctions, munch of dishes from their well-stocked menu, and take in a classic, throw-back movie. To kick off this weekly event series , Redline will be showing the ever-romantic and ever-classic, Casablanca. Redline hopes that this weekly happening will help Washingtonians jumpstart their work-week’s – with good company, classic films, and good eats. As part of this movie series, Redline is offering attendees the chance to help choose the classic film that will be shown at the end of the month. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite classic movie from a list of several acclaimed films, and the one with the most votes will be the theme for a special screening party on August 29th.
Still not sold? Forget the single-screened movie theater! Redline promises to offer guests a full viewing experience, with over 40 flat screen TVs dispersed throughout the restaurant. And if that simply isnt enough, Redline will also be showing the film on a large 11-foot projection screen located in the bar area. To entice Washingtonians even further, this gastrolounge will offer $6 film-inspired cocktails and 20% off all appetizers each Monday.
Fun Fact: A Gastrolounge, also known as a gastropub, is a concept that was brought stateside from the UK. It refers to a restaurant that also has a large bar area, where the concetration is just as much on food, as it is on specialty drinks.