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“We had a blast.”

Pocket Sandwich Theater
Ranked #8 of 44 Concerts & Shows in Dallas
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Owner description: We are THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE IN A DALLAS THEATER and have been since 1980. Well known for our popcorn tossing melodramas, with comedies, music, and improv comedy at great prices.
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Really enjoyed this place. Food is so-so but you go there for the atmosphere and the farce. It was so much fun throwing popcorn at the actors and booing and hissing at the villain. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to go back next time we're in Dallas. This is a must do for every traveler.

3  Thank lesleyc64
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

We recently went to see Ebenezer Scrooge. The cast was fantastic. Even with a familiar story, they were still able to "draw us in", with emotional dialogue and good acting.
This made for a really nice memory-making outing for our family. We highly recommend this show!

2  Thank David G
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I planned an evening event following Thanksgiving Day (Black Friday) for my family to avoid the sometimes anticlimax of the actual Thanksgiving Day events. Expectations for these winter holidays are so unrealistically high that a sense of "let down" often follows them no matter how good the actual experience of the holiday is for each individual. I stumbled onto this community-neighborhood theater by accident. Since we have been enjoying our recent sampling of community theaters, I thought we might as well give it a try, especially @ $20 bucks per ticket! The venue of these theaters is usually in a smaller setting, less lavish than the usual "Broadway" image, & utilizing amateur or quasi-professional actors & actresses, many of whom are quiet impressive. We were fortunate to see the recent production of Ebenezer Scrooge, a musical spin-off of the classic Christmas Carol. It was a fun, & entertaining performance by acting-singing staff who took their roles seriously & gave their best efforts to make the show a success. The food @ this dinner theater is absolutely delicious: well-prepared, properly seasoned, quality ingredients, & good presentation. Recommend the Reuben sandwich with salad, or grilled cheese with special cheese combinations. Menu simple & direct. Arrive early for good seating & to place order before show-time. Parking lot proximate to theater entrance with plenty of space. You will enjoy the experience!

11  Thank John H
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Up until last night, I had not been to the Pocket Sandwich in a few years, because I was overseas. We used to go all the time, and it was a blast.

Death, the Musical 2, which was showing last night was pretty darn good. The food was good for what it was.

Great place to take your family, depending on what's showing.

However, the booth we were sitting in was so uncomfortable. It was hard, and just impossible to sit one way for more than a few minutes. Don't remember it being that hard. Hopefully it was just that one booth.

Thank SeanAHiggins
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Pocket Theater is the crossroad where dive bar meets Saturday Night Live comedy. This is a tiny theater that looks like a bar with a small stage. Five rows of tables, booths and chairs surround the stage in an amphitheater style that probably seats around 100-125 people. There is not one bad seat in the house to see the play, spoof or band on stage. This venue is for everyone, but what is on stage will dictate the demographic for a particular show. In general, I would think 20 and 30 somethings would really enjoy a night out drinking with friends and laughing at the show.

Things to know and consider to best enjoy this venue:
- Reservations are highly recommended, but tickets are will call with first in line getting stage side seating.

- Reservations can only be made between 2:00-6:00 by phone, and it must be guaranteed with a credit card. Walk up is allowed, but only if they have unreserved tickets left.

- If you want to throw popcorn at the villains, you really have to be in the first row of tables around the stage. To get those seats, you need to be first in line around 6:00 or 6:30. All other rows really cannot throw popcorn far enough to reach the stage.

- Food here is not good. It's bar type food. I recommend eating before you come and ordering drinks as if you are in a bar.

- Because this is a dinner theater, the waiter will give you a menu, take your order and serve your food. It's awkward sitting there from 7:00 to 8:00 and not ordering. If you don't mind sitting in the back (not a bad seat in the house), then come at 7:30. You can't hit the villains with popcorn from there, but it is funny to watch the front row do it.

- Melodramas are interactive. It's really funny to watch an actor break character in a fit of laughter. The popcorn tossing changes the dynamics. You're asked to boo and hiss at villains, say aaawwee at key tender moments and cheer when bravado demands it. The memorized lines can and do change just slightly to incorporate situational humor.

- Most plays, spoofs and musicians will have two or three acts. The waiters will be around during the intermission to redo drinks or settle the tab if it is the last intermission.

Great fun. Take it for what it is. If you like slapstick or situational humor, come enjoy this place. Pricing is $12 Thursday, $15 Sunday, $20 Friday and $25 Saturday. Food, drink and tip are on top of these prices.

5  Thank CraftBeers
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