Best Seats

You’ve never experienced a night at the movies like this.

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ew movie-going experiences can compare to lounging in a leather limousine chair at Chunky’s Cinema Pub. Each guest gets one of these stand-alone driver or passenger seats in which to recline, relax, and enjoy the show. If the movie isn’t great, focus instead on the food: Chunky’s (“Chunk” was the owner’s niece’s nickname when she was a baby) has a full menu with burgers, sandwiches, salads, and, of course, popcorn and candy. Wash it all down with a beer or a glass of wine—yup, at a movie theater. Rineman

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Movie magnate Louis B. Mayer got his start in Haverhill in 1907 when he bought a rundown theater called the Gem, renamed it the Orpheum, and within nine years had built New England’s largest chain of movie theaters. Mayer left Haverill in 1916 to found what would become MGM. A Russian immigrant, he lived at various times on Temple Street and Hamilton Avenue.

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