Portland's Reel Eats fuses food and film for a multi-sensory experience

Jan 28 2020, 7:47 pm

Who doesn’t love stuffing their face with copious amounts of snacks while watching movies?

One might even argue that snacks are the most important part of the entire cinema theatre experience; watching Tom Cruise leap from one building to the next just feels more intense when you’re also choking on popcorn kernels.

Next month, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is bringing a fascinating blend of film and food to the public.

Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Before watching the movie, attendees are handed numbered boxes with curated bites that match key moments in the film and are expected to be eaten at specific moments of the movie. This combination of cinema and cuisine electrifies the narrative of the movie in a powerful way.


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Here’s what the schedule will look like on the day of the event:

6:15PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted with a tray of numbered boxes

7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions

7:15PM | Movie: Dirty Dancing (Duration: 1 hr. 40 mins. | Rating: PG-13)

Tickets are $35 per person, and due to the nature of the event, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

Tickets are selling out fast, so buy them as soon as you can!

OMSI Reel Eats: Dirty Dancing

When: February 14, 2020
Time: Event starts at 7 pm
Where: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Admission: Buy tickets here

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