Are you looking for something fun to do on family night? A new option for date night? Don't want to drive to Kansas City for dinner and a movie at one of their snazzy movie theaters?

Check out the Plaza Grill and Cinema, just a short drive south of Lawrence in Ottawa.

Sandbar founder Peach bought the historic movie theater in Ottawa several years ago and has renovated it.  Today, the theater has two big screens and also houses a restaurant.

Every Monday is dinner and a movie night. For only $9.99, you can enjoy dinner from the extensive menu as well as a movie. There are daily matinees for just $5.75 per ticket before 7 p.m., and on Tuesdays you can get matinee pricing all day. Senior citizens can enjoy $5 movie tickets all day on Wednesdays. You can also rent out the theater for parties or other events. Click here for movie specials.

For those of you looking for a great date night, check out the Prime Rib Fridays. For $15 per person, you can enjoy a prime rib dinner and a movie.

If you don't have time for a movie, you can still stop by for something to eat. The grill is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, noon-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to see the menu. Catering options are also available.




Ottawa is a great little town and it's a short drive. Try something new and check out Peach's theater! This is where we go every Halloween for our Rocky Horror Picture Show extravaganza. Maybe one of these days we'll put together a bus trip for dinner and a movie?

You can also keep up with the Plaza Grill and Cinema on Facebook and Twitter.