We have been to The Big Picture many times and we are happy every time! Last week’s visit was beyond wonderful and I am prompted to write my second enthusiastic review of the place.
First of all, it is a funky little movie theater with 2 screens that show up to date movies. You can sit at a table and eat a meal inside the theater or sit in regular, quite comfortable seats. The employees are super friendly and helpful.
The restaurant part of the operation is just a perfect fun bistro-diner type place with cozy booths, sofas and overstuffed chairs, and separate tables; in the summertime, there is casual outdoor seating complete with party lights.
The food and drink prices are very reasonable and the food is just fabulous. The menu has something for everyone and the wait staff friendly.
I swear that if this restaurant were in NYC or Boston, there would be a waiting line going out the door for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But it’s not there, it is in friendly Vermont!! and usually there is no wait which I find astoundingly wonderful for the customers.
There is a playground setup right next to the building so kids can play outside before or after a movie or a meal in the warm months. The owners also provide one of the theater areas to be used as a local playgroup space for younger kids one morning a week — check their website for details. It is a great opportunity for locals to meet one another and of course for visiting grandparents to do something with the grands.
So, in summary, go to this place! Don’t be put off by the dirt parking lot.... it IS Vermont. And, Lawson’s is right next door...!