Dallas has some of the best venues for theater along with great restaurants. If you are like me and love to eat and be entertained, why not do both all in one stop? Dinner theaters are a great and inexpensive way to have a wonderful night out with family or friends. The two best ones in Dallas have got to be The Pocket Sandwich Theater and Texas Star Theater.
Pocket Sandwich Theater
The entertainment is more on the comical and melodramatic side, but they do have an occasional drama mixed in. Shows usually run three to four weeks. Show time is 8pm Thursday through Saturday and 7pm on Sunday with the food being service available one and a half hours before show time. Currently showing is “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940″ which is spoof of the entire murder mystery genre. Ticket prices for the shows vary but range from $10.00 to $18.00 depending on the night of the week with Friday and Saturday of course being higher. They will be going up $2.00 on April 6, 2012. Reservations are strongly recommended. A late night comedic improvisation show is held as well starting 11:15pm. (must be at least 17 to attend this show).
Food mostly consists of snack items such as nachos, wraps and sandwiches. The pocket sandwich is a local favorite made with turkey or corned beef. Beer and wine are also available. Prices range from around $5.00 to $7.50. They also will set down a free bowl of popcorn but do not eat this as you are encourage the throw it at the actors. There is a one item minimum is required.
Parking is free. A fun time will be had by all. Visit their website for detailed information.
Texas Star Dinner Theater
Located on the historic Main street in Grapevine, this dinner theater puts on a wild west murder mystery. Each show is around 90 minutes long and is broken into 3 acts with your food being served during these breaks. Don’t think you are just going to eat and watch the show as the actors move throughout the crowd engaging you in the events of the show. Tickets run around $55.00 which includes both meal and show, however alcoholic beverages and sodas cost extra.
Food is great. You will choose when you purchase your tickets between four meal options which include beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian and a choice of three deserts. The asparagus wrapped chicken is mouth watering and as a chocolate lover the chocolate loving spoon cake (if available) was moist and scrumptious.
Parking is free. Children 10 and over are welcome. Visit there website for more information.