This is what is happening off screen at the critically-acclaimed new cinema in downtown Bottleworks District. The third and largest location in the Living Room Theaters chain of stores houses a concession stand on the second floor serving cocktails on par with nearby Mass Ave tavernas. Enjoy a blood orange tendril or a playful Old Fashioned signature with bourbon and a salty-sweet popcorn syrup. The menu spares no cinematic pun (Inglorious Bratwurst, Secret Garden Salad) and includes a star performance of “Hamburger Mountain,” beautifully charred grass-fed beef dressed in smoked aioli.

Pretzel crusts accompany generously topped pizzas such as “Animal House” meat or vegetarian “Into the Woods”. And with Smoking Goose meats displayed on deli platters, local food is making a splash as art films and blockbusters hit the screen.

745 E. 9th St., 317-999-9500, ind.livingroomtheaters.com

Terry Kirts joined Indianapolis Monthly as a Contributing Editor in 2007. Lecturer in Creative Writing at IUPUI, Terry has published his poetry and creative non-fiction in journals and anthologies including Gastronomica, Alimentum and Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana, and he is the author of the 2011 To the Refrigerator Gods collection.