I think it is imperative to be yourself on the first date and not do something that you would NOT do otherwise. You need to represent yourself truthfully so a person can decide whether they are compatiable. I love going out with friends, and seeing movies. So here is what I would compile for activities in the first date.
I would meet my companion at a mutually agreed upon location. From there we would share a beverage and light snacks and get to know each other a bit to break the ice. I would want this person to meet my friends, we are a package deal, so when it was decided to leave I would make arrangements to meet my friends and share a drink with them. At some point I would invite my companion to leave with me and we could discuss the outing on the way to returning to our original meeting location.
If the person enjoyed my conversation, my friends, and the venues we chose to go to then I know that the rest is disclosing more details. I would want to know from the beginning each others impressions. I don't play games, so you will get honesty...it won't be cruel if I don't like something, but I will be honest.