Downtown Dinner and Movie Night

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Join your friends for a fun and low-cost evening on Friday, November 3 in downtown Scranton!

 Choose from a variety of downtown restaurants to dine at, and then follow with the First Friday Scranton Art-walk and dessert options at a variety of locations! Finally, chose a movie to view with your friends at one of Scranton's newest additions, Iron Horse Movie Bistro!

This event is only $10 for up to 165 undergraduate students. Students MUST register between Oct. 18-27 to participate!  Registration is available here.

Restaurant Choices

Choose from an array of downtown restaurants.  When you register you will be asked to select which restaurant you would like to go to.  Each restaurant has a limit of students it will be able to accommodate so sign up now to reserve your spot!

Backyard Ale House
Bar Pazzo
Eden- a vegan cafe
Iron Horse Movie Bistro (retaurant)
Pizza by Pappas
Posh @ the Scranton Club
Tequila Mexican Grill
Thai Thai
Thai Rak Thai


Students are encouraged to enjoy First Friday Scranton's art-walk throughout downtown after dinner. There will also be various dessert options, which students will receive a coupon for!


6:45 p.m. – Meet to Walk Downtown: DeNaples Center Lobby, 1st Floor (optional). Students can also choose to go to First Friday activities prior to dinner, which runs from 6-9 p.m. throughout downtown. 

7 p.m. – Arrive at Restaurant of Choice: DINNER

8 - 9 p.m. – First Friday Art-walk & DESSERT options throughout downtown

9 p.m. – Arrive at Iron Horse Movie Bistro for the movie of your choice.

How it Will Work

Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m.  Students can meet in the DeNaples Center first floor at 6:45 p.m. and walk downtown together or proceed directly to your restaurant of choice (or go earlier and enjoy First Friday events which run from 6-9 p.m.  

An RA or University staff member will accompany each group and will pay for your dinner.  They will explain your options for ordering to keep within the $15 maximum for each person. Dinner should last approximately 1 hour.

Students are then encouraged to participate in First Friday Scranton, which takes place at venues throughout the downtown from 6 – 9 p.m.  A special First Friday map with the evening’s free art and musical offerings will be provided to you at dinner. 

Downtown eateries will be offering Free Dessert Treats, sponsored by the Office of Community Relations, from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.  You will receive a special coupon at dinner.

Students will then attend the movie of their choice during the 9:00pm block. Students will be informed of their movie time prior to the event.

We are very excited for this great downtown program!

If you have any questions you can contact the Office of Community Relations at or 570-941-4419. 

Thank you. We hope to see you at this year's Downtown Nite! 

Event Sponsors

Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life in cooperation with the Office of Community Relations, downtown businesses, First Friday Scranton and Iron Horse Movie Bistro.


Your registration is NOT complete until you pay the $10 event fee. You will be able to pay at the Office of Residence Life in Condron Hall Oct. 18- Nov. 2, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.  

We look forward to seeing you around downtown on November 3rd!