When Alamo Drafthouse brought craft beer and cocktails to its cinemas, who’d have thought a trip to the movies could get any better? At the end of 2018, however, another Texas theater completely changed the movie-going landscape.
Located in Pano, Texas, K9 Cinemas allows dog-lovers to watch movies on the big screen in the company of their four-legged friends. The standard admission price of $15 also includes bottomless wine (or four glasses of whiskey).
The genius behind the operation is a local man named Eric Lankford. According to Insider, Lankford, a dog lover and proud owner of an Australian Eskimo named Bear, founded the cinema after he spotted a gap in the market.
For an extra $5, movie-goers can bring a second dog, though no more than two per person. It’s the responsibility of owners to make sure there are no accidents and dogs can be expected to get carded — for up-to-date vaccination papers — prior to entry.
The theater doesn’t show new releases, but there are themed nights and one-off screenings. And just like any standard cinema, there are snacks to enjoy throughout the film — for you, and your four-legged best friend.