Festival Survival Tip: Take Advantage of Local Dining Options Around GTC Merchants Walk


The 2016 AJFF is a cinematic smorgasbord: 23 days, 77 films, and more screenings than ever – 169 to be exact (not counting the Day of Encores). It all may seem slightly overwhelming, but fear not. We've got some tips to help you along the way, and as we countdown the days to Opening Night, we'll be giving you pointers to smooth your festival experience.

For a complete list, check out the full Program Guide

Festival Survival Tip: Take Advantage of Local Dining Options

Look, it's called dinner and movie for a reason, or in some cases, a movie then dinner. Film festivals give us permission to indulge in an all-day movie marathon. Theaters provide plenty of tasty snacks and drinks. For a bigger bite to eat, reward one of our nearby restaurant partners with your patronage. 

Where to dine out around GTC Merchants Walk:

1. Bagelicious
1255 Johnson Ferry Road

As Atlanta fills up with more and more really good New York-style bagel joints, Bagelicious is among the best, and it’s certainly tops in its bustling East Cobb area.

2. Fresh N Fit Cuisine
1205 Johnson Ferry Road #111 
Marietta GA, 30068

Enjoy convenient, chef-prepared gourmet meals from Fresh 'n Fit Cuisine!

3. Marlow's Tavern
1311 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

The “best of the best” in American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere.