Show Business: Neil Simon for Supper

Some years ago, store owners discovered the lure of one-stop shopping. Today showmen are making the same discovery. In a converted pancake house in San Diego, a former laundry in Kansas City, a onetime illegal gambling casino in New Orleans and countless other locations, they are drawing packed houses to dinner theaters. The basic formula: offer cocktails, dinner and a play under one roof, all (except for the liquor) at a fixed price, which varies from a weeknight low of $6 in some Southern towns to a weekend high of $15 in areas close...

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