By Maureen Post Special to Published Sep 14, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Zaffiro's Pizzeria and Marcus North Shore Cinema want to fill your belly at next week's premiere of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."And, there's no better way than with an authentic Italian-American meal.

Take your hungry family to Zaffiro's Pizzeria, 11700 N. Port Washington Rd., and enjoy meatballs one of three ways before heading into the theater for the opening weekend of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" featuring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell and Mr. T.

On Sept. 19 and 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can choose from spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sliders or meatball pizza. Each meal includes a drink and soup or salad for adults and ice cream for kids plus a reserved movie ticket.

The cost is $15.49 for adults and $12.50 for kids. If you'd like to upgrade to a 3D experience, it's just another $3. Check the North Shore Cinema Web site for details.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.