Dinner and a Movie

We’ve perfected the classic date night – with Dinner & a Movie at Meadow Brook!

Dinner & a Movie at Meadow Brook

The Great Estate is the perfect setting for a sensational movie experience whether you’re a film buff or simply looking for a unique night out.

From sparkling suspense to classic horror, select a thrilling film from our 2024 collection — “Knives Out,” “House on Haunted Hill” and “The Birds” –and see it projected on the big screen in our historic two-story Gothic-inspired Ballroom after enjoying a casual three-course dinner and cash bar in the Christopher Wren Dining Room.

When you enjoy an evening of film and food at the Great Estate,  you’ll also experience what it was like to be part of the family – as the ballroom was the original location for the Wilson family’s home movie theatre and features a drop-down screen and original built-in projection booth.

DINNER & A MOVIE 2024 features:

  • Casual three-course dinner in the Christopher Wren Dining Room
  • Cash Bar
  • Film screening to follow in the two-story Gothic-inspired Ballroom


$60 per person | $54 Meadow Brook Members

Dinner and a Movie events are from 6-9:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, “Knives Out” 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, “House on Haunted Hill”
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, “The Birds” 

2024 Dinner Menu*

Salad: Late harvest greens with dried cranberries, diced tart apple, chevre crumbles & crispy sweet potato chips with fig vinaigrette

Entree: Maple glazed grilled chicken breast with roasted brussels sprouts, native Michigan wild grain pilaf & hubbard squash cream

Dessert: Spice cake with cream cheese frosting & caramel sauce

*Due to the nature of Meadow Brook Hall’s Community Events, we can offer limited alternatives to accommodate select dietary restrictions for this event. For this event, we are able to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free guests only.


Knives Out movie posterKnives Out (2019)

Wednesday, Oct. 9

The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) knows for sure — everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.



House on Haunted Hill movie posterHouse on Haunted Hill (1959)

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Rich oddball Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) has a proposal for five guests at a possibly haunted mansion: show up, survive a night filled with scares and receive $10,000 each. The guest of honor is Loren’s estranged wife, Annabelle, who, with her secret lover, Dr. Trent, has concocted her own scheme to scare Loren’s associate, Nora Manning, into shooting the potentially crazy millionaire. However, more spooks and shocks throw a wrench into the plan.



The Birds movie posterThe Birds (1963)

Thursday, Nov. 7 

Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.