428 Court Street
Plymouth MA 02360
How and when did the company get started?
Moonrise Cinemas was started in the summer of 2020 as a direct response to COVID-19. During that challenging time, communities were unable to safely enjoy traditional indoor entertainment and needed a way to get outside and enjoy life. Originally created as a mobile special events business, Moonrise Cinemas quickly evolved into a permanent entertainment venue and put down roots in North Plymouth in 2021.
What products or services do you offer?
Moonrise Plymouth now features a live music stage, a drive-in movie screen, and an outdoor kitchen and beer garden. The kitchen and beer garden are always open, with movies, concerts, and special events happening six days a week starting April 1st.
The menu at the Moonrise Kitchen is elevated comfort food, designed to share and eat with your hands. Enjoy a variety of dishes like charcuterie, lobster rolls, Wagyu beef hot dogs, and fried chicken tenders. Our warm churro sticks and soft serve ice cream make a great dessert pairing!
Tickets are on sale now for all April events at www.moonrisecinemas.com.
What’s the one thing your business is known for, over your competitors and why?
Traditional drive-in theaters really have not changed much since the 1950's, which may be why there aren't very many of them left.
When we created Moonrise, we turned that old model on its head and brought a modern flair to that old school experience. By combining outdoor movies with an upscale bistro, Moonrise has quickly become a local hot spot to have a delicious dinner, see a show, host a party, and even get married.
We are excited to bring our unique approach to the south shore. We aren't too worried about competing with other theaters or special event venues. A rising tide lifts all boats.
Tell us an interesting and fun tidbit about your business.
Our fried chicken tenders were the crowd favorite in 2021, and we are proud to say they are made in-house and cooked to order! We start with organic boneless chicken breasts, add some buttermilk and a little magic, and drizzle them with our special curry sauce. #delicious
Why did you decide to become involved with the Chamber?
Joining local chamber organizations was the first thing we did as a business, even before we had a venue or permits. The communication channels and networking possibilities were invaluable to us as we put down roots in the community. We would not be where we are today without those tools, and joining the South Shore Chamber this year was an obvious next step as we continue to grow our network across the region.