If you’re a fan of iconic films like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Ratatouille,’ and you’ve ever wished you could taste the dishes from these movies, a unique immersive movie-theater experience is making your dreams come true.
Fork n’ Film, based in Los Angeles, is expanding to New York City, offering a one-of-a-kind experience where guests enjoy a multi-course meal tailored to the film they’re watching.
Expanding to the Big Apple
The Los Angeles-based business is set to host its first screenings in the heart of New York City in October, and the anticipation is sky-high.
Despite tickets costing up to $300 per person, eight screenings scheduled for October sold out in a matter of hours.
The concept revolves around perfectly timed dishes being delivered to your table as they appear on the big screen, complete with magical touches like bubbling potions and golden snitches.
Fork n’ Film was born from the creative minds of Francesca Duncan and Nick Houston.
The idea struck them while watching ‘Matilda,’ during the iconic chocolate cake scene where Bruce is forced to devour an enormous cake.
Inspired by this, they brainstormed how to bring this concept to life for other movie lovers, resulting in the birth of Fork n’ Film.
Movie Magic on Your Plate
The journey began with ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ where viewers were treated to a multi-course meal that allowed them to mix their own potions and savor the famous Hogwarts’ feast.
Success followed, with ‘Ratatouille’ being the next cinematic culinary adventure, featuring a side salad served in a small trash can and an opportunity to recreate Remy’s soup as seen in the film.
The demand for Fork n’ Film skyrocketed thanks to an influencer’s TikTok video.
@JenZLosAngeles’ video showcasing the experience went viral with over 6.6 million views and 900,000 likes, along with thousands of comments from viewers eager to secure tickets and suggest future movie-themed dishes.
Expanding the Menu and Locations
Duncan and Houston are actively working on fulfilling requests for more movie-themed dishes, including ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘The Menu.’ They also plan to feature favorites like ‘White Chicks,’ ‘Matilda,’ ‘The Princess and the Frog,’ and more.
Christmas Movie Delights
In the near future, they will be launching Christmas movie showings in Los Angeles, featuring unique dishes inspired by films like ‘Elf’ and ‘Polar Express.’
While the New York City location is currently sold out, the founders have big plans for expansion, aiming to bring the immersive culinary experience to more cities, including Las Vegas, Miami, and San Francisco.
They remain committed to keeping the experience intimate, with a focus on delivering an unforgettable experience to each guest.
A Dream for the Future
Beyond Fork n’ Film’s expansion, Duncan and Houston dream of opening a restaurant that serves movie and TV-inspired dishes daily. Their passion for bringing cinematic cuisine to life continues to fuel their creative journey.
The Magic Continues
In conclusion, Fork n’ Film has tapped into the love people have for both food and movies, providing a unique and magical experience that has captured the hearts and taste buds of film enthusiasts.
As long as the demand persists, Duncan and Houston plan to keep the movies and dishes coming, ensuring that this extraordinary fusion of cinema and dining continues to delight audiences.