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Cliff Divers, Pirate Caves, and Gorillas… Inside a Mexican Restaurant

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The Beautiful House
Casa Bonita is a Mexican restaurant outside of Denver, Colorado. It claims to be North America's largest restaurant at 52,000 square feet and seating for up to 1,100 people. Inside the restaurant is a 30-foot tall cliff that towers above a pool of water. Every few minutes, someone climbs up the cliff and dives into the water below.

The restaurant also features:An "escaped" gorilla named Chiquita that runs throughout the restaurantBlack Bart's secret hideout cavesMagic showsPuppet showsA strolling Mariachi bandFlame jugglersEverybody who goes to Casa Bonita knows that they're going to be entertained. The restaurant was even featured in an episode of South Park.

Great Expectations
People expect an over-the-top dining experience at Casa Bonita. Want a fun night out with the whole family? Head to Casa Bonita -- that's what it's known for.

What do people expect from your products or services? You don't need the country's largest restaura…

Two Thumbs Up — Have More Fun During Movie Previews

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What's In It for Us?
If we're going to be subjected to 20 minutes of movie previews every time we go to the theater, shouldn't we get something good out of that time? The movie producers get our attention, but what do we get in return? I propose a new way to get movie-goers more involved with movie previews in a way that will both entertain fans and increase box office sales.

Imagine This
I recently saw about eight movie previews in a theater before watching Avatar. One of the movies looked good, but after watching a two and a half hour movie, I couldn't remember the name of it. I'll bet you've had a similar experience.

I think that movie theaters should install small video screens in each of its theater seats and allow movie-goers the chance to request more information about a movie preview that appeals to them. Imagine if you could tap "I like it, tell me more" on a video screen after seeing the latest Tom Cruise movie preview. You would then type in yo…