Strong movie ticket sales and sliding real estate prices are turning cinema-eating venues into a business with blockbuster potential, say operators in the burgeoning segment. Among the operations looking to star in cinema eating are Gold Class Cinemas of Los Angeles, with its exclusive, private-screening room atmosphere, and Cobb Theatres/CineBistro of Birmingham, Ala., with a bistro experience. Most recently, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema of Austin, Texas, announced a franchise ...

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