The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is a theme restaurant at Disney's
Hollywood Studios, a theme park at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake,
Florida. The restaurant is modeled after a 1950s drive-in theater. Walt
Disney Imagineering designed the booths to resemble convertibles of the
period. While eating, guests watch a large projection screen displaying
film clips from such films as Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, Plan
9 from Outer Space, and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. In 1991, the Sci-Fi
Dine-In opened along with nineteen other new Walt Disney World
attractions marking the complex's twentieth anniversary. By the
following year, it had become the park's most popular restaurant. Thai
movie theater operator EGV Entertainment opened the EGV Drive-in Cafe in
Bangkok in 2003, explicitly emulating the Sci-Fi Dine-In. USA
Today 's list of the best restaurants in American amusement
parks ranks the Sci-Fi Dine-In fifteenth, but many reviewers rate it
more highly for its atmosphere than for its cuisine.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated the leaders of rival Japanese clans at
the Battle of Sekigahara in what is now Sekigahara, Gifu, clearing the
path for him to form the Tokugawa shogunate.
Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to
Turkey to help treat wounded British soldiers fighting in the Crimean
The first of the Medicine Lodge Treaties was signed between the
United States and several Native American tribes in the Great Plains,
requiring them to relocate to areas in present-day western Oklahoma.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by American
architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York City.
Andreas Papandreou began the first of his two terms as Prime
Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power
dominated by conservative forces.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(chiefly science fiction) A levitating board that can be ridden in the
manner of a surfboard or skateboard.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge