combining the magic of movies with the pleasure of dining.
Movie Tavern is one of the largest in-theater dining concepts in the U.S. We combine the “magic of the movies” with the pleasure of “dining out” to create a fun and unique entertainment experience for our guests. Movie Tavern first opened in Ft. Worth, TX in 2001 and today, we operate 187 screens in nine states with 22 locations and growing. Our premium movie-going experience caters to adults and families, featuring first-run movies combined with a wide range of chef-crafted menu selections and a full bar. Movie Tavern is owned by Southern Theatres.
Southern Theatres, owned and operated by George Solomon, was formed in May of 2003. Solomon has been in the theatre business with his family for over 50 years and launched Southern to develop and operate state-of-the art multiplex stadium-seating movie theatres. In April 2005, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) made a $30 million equity investment in Southern. VSS is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in media, communications and information industries in North America and Europe.
VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC. is the eighth largest theatre circuit in The United States and is currently responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres, AmStar Cinemas, The Theatres at Canal Place and oversight of operations for Movie Tavern. The company operates 42 locations with 470 screens in Alabama,Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,Texas and Virginia. Southern is well positioned for continued expansion in key markets throughout the United States. Southern is proud to be headquartered in New Orleans, LA.