At these one-stop nightspots, you can have your entertainment and eat it too
Regulars at Central Cinema are getting used to seeing a waiter in the theater. Hold the Raisinets―opt for something along the lines of a glass of French red and a stone oven-crisped pizza topped with spicy Italian sausage and organic mustard greens. The Central screens indie flicks and sometimes old favorites, and its $6 tickets leave plenty of cash in hand for your dinner order. $; 1411 21st Ave.; central-cinema.com or 206/686-6684.
Best all-ages variety show
Pick up a wood-fired pizza from Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria next door before nabbing a cocktail-service table with a good view for Big Night Out. What’s a big night out? Might be airborne feats of derring-do, improv, gravity-defying juggling―it’s hard to say. The fast-paced monthly show airs on the Seattle Channel (cable 21), but it’s much more fun to watch in the grandeur of the historic Columbia City Theater. 4916 Rainier Ave. S.; 206/723-0088. Tutta Bella: $; 4918 Rainier Ave. S.; 206/721-3501 for orders to go.