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Dinner and a Movie

Theme-Inspired Menus Give Movie Night More Flavor

Need a creative idea for your next date or family night? How about staying in with a themed dinner and a movie? Cooking and eating a meal together while watching your favorite classic film, documentary or new release is a unique way to enhance your viewing experience by trying out new recipes inspired by the films. Blockbuster in Bend, the last one on earth, carries a large inventory of films in every genre and streaming on your television or computer has never been easier. Below are some suggestions for a date or family night at home:

1. Movie: Blood, Sweat & Beer (2015)

Drinking craft beer is life here in Bend, Oregon and what a better way to spend a date night than watching a beer documentary paired with a brewery-inspired menu? Blood, Sweat & Beer takes us on a journey to Paddock, Pennsylvania, a forgotten city that’s literally falling apart yet in recent years has begun a revival via a hard-working mayor and flowing craft beer made by passionate brewmasters. Pair this one with a pub menu and a growler of your favorite fall seasonal beer or cider.


Grilled “Pub-style” Burgers with Blue Cheese & Bacon

Beer Battered French Fries

Green Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette Dressing

Tillamook Marionberry Ice Cream

Growler of Hopzeit Craft Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery

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