Starting next Wednesday, March 7, once a month SOCIETY Dining Lounge in Yaletown, part of the Glowbal Group, will be hosting a Movie Night. Last week, we were invited to a sneak preview to not only learn more about this event, but also to provide some feedback to help them work out some kinks before the public viewing next week.
We’ve never been to SOCIETY before so I never knew that they have an upstairs area that’s available for private parties. That space was transformed into a theatre with comfy couches and a big screen, oh and a popcorn machine. We were sampling dishes that will make available as the “Movie Night Menu”, including Buffalo Chicken Wings, Italian Pizza, Wild Mushroom Pizza and Triple Cheese Pizza. All items tasted pretty good, standard flavours. Our favourite was probably the Buffalo Chicken Wings, thus we had to order some more for ourselves. While we are not sure about the portion size for the “Movie Night Menu”, presumably smaller than regular servings, each item is priced at either $5 or $8 which I think is relatively reasonable. Unless they serve just bite-size portions.
We also tried Deep Fried Mac & Cheese Balls and Glowbal’s famous Kobe Meatballs, as well as two awesome drinks, the Candy Collins and the Spiked (“boozy”) Milkshake. The Candy Collins was a lot of fun. The cocktail was topped with some cotton candy, so while you can snack on it, you can also stir it in to add some pink colour as well as sweetness to the drink. In fact, I think it tastes better with the cotton candy stirred in (I had like two of those!).
Of course you can’t call it a movie night without any popcorn. Apparently popcorn is complimentary to all guests, and it’s made fresh with a dedicated machine upstairs.
During the preview, we definitely noticed some minor flaws in the set up, which we’ve been told will be tweaked before the public debut next week. Movie Nights will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. We got a treat for the eyes with “Crazy Stupid Love” starring Ryan Gosling; they also got a pretty good line up of movies for upcoming months (Why didn’t they have one today? They could totally show “Leap Year” starring Amy Adams!!):
- March 7 – Bridesmaids (sold out)
- April 4 – Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’
- May 2 – Adrian Grenier’s ‘Teenage Paparazzo’
- June 6 – Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’
We didn’t know what to expect at first, but we were pleasantly surprised by how fun it turned out to be. A good date night/girls’ night out idea. Admission is free with food purchase. For more information or to make reservations, you can go to SOCIETY’s website.
Society Dining Lounge
1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver