Movie Tavern, with in-theatre dining, is opening its first Louisiana location at 201 North Highway 190 in Covington Thursday as part of the company’s national expansion.

The theatre gives the company 18 locations and 149 screens in eight states.

The north shore location will feature eight screens, including one of Movie Tavern’s MT-X Movie Tavern Xtremes, an auditorium that includes a large three-story silver screen, RealD 3-D capability and Dolby Atmos sound.

The company said the theatre created 175 jobs.