Arcada Theater buys restaurant

posted by danpetitpas on October 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm

ST. CHARLES, IL — The owner of the historic Arcada Theater recently purchased nearby restaurant 18 North Espereienza and renamed it the Onesti Dinner Club so it could offer combined dinner-movie packages.

The dinner club is a church-turned-restaurant which still features stained-glass windows and hardwood floors as well as a castle-like facade.

Patrons have suggested for years that the theater put together some kind of package.

“I hadn’t been looking for a restaurant to buy, said Ron Onesti. "It just kind of happened.

You can read more at theKane County Chronicle.

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Comments (3)

MPol on October 3, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Sounds like a cool idea!! I wonder if the Orson Welles Cinema would’ve stayed in business if they’d made themselves over into a similar dinner-movie package.

danpetitpas on October 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I agree. Cambridge, MA would be a perfect place for something like this.

Patsy on October 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Interesting to read in the article that Brian Wilson had an estate in St. Charles! Anyone know more about this?

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