Whether you’re a classic film buff or prefer the simple pleasure of your favorite light-as-air rom-com, everyone loves movie night. Is there a better way to unwind after a stressful day (or week) than popping in your favorite flick, popping some popcorn, and spending time with family and friends? At the One Manhattan Square condos on the Lower East Side, you can indulge in this popular pastime in high style with a casual streaming session in your well-appointed living room surrounded by jaw-dropping city views. Or, you could elevate your cinematic experience by hosting a movie night in one of the building’s premium entertainment spaces.
As part of One Manhattan Square’s 100,000 square feet of amenities, Extell Developments has included a 70-seat private theater to take your movie night to the next level. So, go ahead and invite as many people as you want for a night that’s bound to both delight and impress.
You can make an entire evening of it and enjoy some prescreening time by utilizing the other on-site amenities. Get into a little friendly competition with a round or two of bowling. Or go all-in on “dinner and a movie” and use the outdoor dining area or culinary lounge for a gourmet feast.
Once you’re ready to get to watching, you need to have everyone’s favorite part of moviegoing set to go. We’re talking about the concessions, of course!
Here are some of our favorite spots that can help to make your movie night better than an evening at any theater:
BonBon NYC | 130 Allen Street
While Ingmar and Ingrid Bergman are synonymous with cinema, Sweden has another export that’s bound to make home movie night a bit sweeter: candy. You know all about Swedish Fish and their hard-to-describe flavor. But thanks to BonBon NYC, your Swedish candy palate is about to expand. Savor sticks of Tom’s Sour (or Salty) licorice, candy shaped like burgers, or sodas with exotic flavors, like apple, orange, or pear.
Economy Candy | 108 Rivington Street
If you want to stock up on some American candy classics, head to Economy Candy where you will find a selection of over 2,000 items. This Downtown staple has been satisfying the collective sweet tooth of New Yorkers since 1937. Their “Movie Night Candycare Pack” has theater-sized boxes of Milk Duds, Lemonheads, and more that are perfect to pair with your popcorn.
Murray’s Cheese | 254 Bleecker Street
Every cheese lover knows that Murray’s Cheese is the ultimate in dairy delights. Your guests will certainly appreciate a spread of cheese — from soft, buttery Camembert to pungent and perky chunks of parmesan — served on one of the shop’s stunning cheese boards. Augment the flavor experience with condiments and spices from Essex Olive & Spice in Essex Market … a little butter-flavored extra-virgin olive oil over bread with cheese from Murray’s is sure to be a smash.
No matter what you serve or what movie you choose, One Manhattan Square’s luxe private theater will be a blockbuster hit with everyone.