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See and be seen for food and fun at Shreveport, La's Robinson Film Center

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Sure, all movie theaters sell popcorn, but how many have gourmet food with artful presentation available . . . that you can eat in the theater? Food is an intricate part of the culture in Shreveport and North Louisiana in general, so it only makes sense that food would be front and center at the Robinson Film Center. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!

This art film house -- located in a turn of the last century building right in the heart of downtown -- shows vintage and indie films, hosts special get-togethers, as well as other fun and frivolity. Members of Shreveport's hot high society congregate here, including upstairs on the deck of Abby Singer's Bistro. This is what they say about it:

Abby Singer’s is a full-service bistro and bar located on the second floor of The Robinson Film Center. Abby Singer’s features an intimate, inviting atmosphere and Shreveport’s only public dining balcony. Free parking is available before 5 p.m. weekdays in the Robinson Film Center lot on Louisiana Avenue, curbside after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and curbside all day and night on Saturdays and Sundays (see map).

Food and drink items purchased at Abby Singer’s may be enjoyed in the restaurant, on the balcony, or anywhere inside The Robinson Film Center, including the theaters. Check this site weekly for off-menu food specials, seasonal beer and wine specials, and more.

Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday. Enjoy half-price house wine, house martinis and appetizers and $4 call from 4-6:30 p.m.

I love that they have signature cocktails; their counterpart in my hometown definitely does not have that nicety. I would describe the menu as high-end classic American bistro meets Southwest smoky spice meets Southern favorites.

For more info, check out Explore Louisiana North.