MUSKOGEE, Okla. — There’s a new lunch time dining venue in downtown Muskogee in a 70-year-old nostalgic setting.
The Intermission Cafe opened recently in the lobby of the Roxy Theater with inside dining, grab-and-go take-out, and, in the future, outdoor patio seating, said Fonda Richmond, Roxy’s operations and marketing director.
“We offer music videos and movie clips,” Richmond said of guests wanting to eat in the theater.
The location also has tables set up in the Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame area where diners can sit and chat, catch up on reading or social media or enjoy the ambiance of the venue.
“We offer nostalgia, culture and food,” she said.
The menu lineup is simple fare but not repetitive of what other central business district venues offer for lunch. All-beef Nathan’s Famous franks, Frito pie, nachos, soups, chips, smoothies along with soft drinks and coffee round out the offerings, Richmond said.
“There are other locations that offer hot dogs, but none we know of downtown,” she said. “The Roxy Combo includes a Nathan’s hot dog with toppings, choice of candy, chips and choice of a soda or smoothie for $5.”
Smoothie flavors include triple berry with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and almond milk or a peach mango flavor. Richmond said soup offerings will change weekly with chicken noodle, potato and vegetable flavors among those in the rotation.
“And we always offer a free bag of popcorn with each order,” she said. “We have some ideas for expanding the menu and may add some smoothie flavors later.”
Managing the Intermission Cafe is Sharon Radeker, who comes to the Roxy with restaurant industry background, Richmond said. In addition to the Roxy’s regular Tuesday evening movie night, there are several special events coming up including a talent show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday featuring talent from local school campuses with proceeds benefiting the schools.
Inductions into the Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame for 2018 are scheduled April 20, Richmond said.
Richmond said 2018 marks the 70th anniversary for the theater, which opened in 1948.