Going to the movies just got cheaper and tastier. How often does that happen?

Syndicated, a new dine-in movie theater, opens tonight in Bushwick with a menu by chef Bret Macris of essential Park Slope lunch spot Rose Water, delivered right to your seat.

The 50-seat theater won't show first-run movies — expect indies and classics, as well as themed festivals and even major television events like the first episode of "The X-Files" miniseries later this month and the Oscars. Tickets are just $3, or $5 for double features.

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Instead of chairs the seating is bench-style, separated by small tables where you can order food and drinks before or during the show. Instead of nachos with fake cheese and wilted hot dogs, the New American menu has bar bites like popcorn fried oysters ($5-$10), as well as heartier fare like a battered-and-fried beef shortrib sandwich and harissa-glazed lamb ribs ($8-$21). And yes, there is popcorn — eight flavors of it.

The full bar serves nudge-nudge cocktails like the Redrum, which soothes your post-"The Shining" wits with rums from Jamaican and the Dominican Republic. Beer and wine are also available, and the kitchen and bar will collaborate on themed specials to complement future screenings.

40 Bogart St., Bushwick
Thursday-Saturday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday-Wednesday: 4 p.m.-midnight