Don't think of dinner and a movie as cliche, think of it as a classic. There's a reason the two activities are so often paired--because they are awesome together. They're so awesome, in fact, that several theaters and restaurants have found ways to make it even easier to combine the two.
Sushi and a flick: Downtown Boise sushi shop Yoi Tomo has a deal that takes advantage of its location across the street from Edwards 9. For $20 per person, you get a movie special roll, miso soup and salad, as well as a movie pass to use at the theater.
Movie and a crepe: The Creperie in South Boise offers a movie and a meal combo for $29.95, which includes two crepes, two fountain drinks and two movie passes to the neighboring Edwards 22 theater.
Art house meal: Boise's favorite art house theater, The Flicks, is more than just a place where movies are shown--it's also a cafe where you can pick up a meal, sprinkle brewers yeast on your popcorn or grab a glass of wine or beer.
Dinner during the movie: Not only are the movies cheap ($3) at Northern Lights Cinema Grill, but moviegoers can select from a menu full of burgers, pizzas, appetizers, wraps, burritos and even dessert--all of which is served to you as you watch. Early showings are family friendly, but it's 21-and-older only during the later shows when beer and wine are available.