This program is scheduled January 3-February 25, 2024.


Indie & Eats, the popular annual program at Hotel San Luis Obispo’s Michelin-recognized modern steakhouse Ox + Anchor, has returned to benefit the 2024 SLO International Film Festival.

The series pairs a three-course prix fixe dinner at the restaurant with a screening of a food-themed independent film presented at the historic Palm Theatre, located adjacent to the restaurant. A different menu is paired with each film and is available all week. The featured films screen for a week on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the months of January and February. A portion of proceeds from each meal is donated to the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The three-course dinner menus start at $58.

“The festival is delighted to be working with Hotel San Luis Obispo again this year on this really fun event,” said Skye McLennan, executive director of the SLO International Film Festival. “We’ve put together a slate of some of our favorite foodie films and even if you’ve already seen some of these films, we encourage you to revisit them on the big screen as they have inspired menus that complement them perfectly for an exciting culinary experience.”

January and February’s featured films include The Lunchbox, Chocolat, Ratatouille, Babette’s Feast, Julia, In the Mood for Love, The Truffle Hunters, and Eat Pray Love. Show times are 4:15 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. A 6:15 p.m. dinner reservation or later is recommended for the 4:15 p.m. screening and a 5 p.m. reservation is recommended for the 7 p.m. film. Guests must request the prix fixe menu when making a reservation. Film tickets are sold separately at the Palm Theater box office or online.