AMC Introduces New Theater Experience

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2008

in Announcements 

Movie watchers close to Olathe, KS may want to mosey on down to AMC Studio 30 for the unveling of their new theater experience.  The Grand Opening begins tomorrow and involves a giveaways, a silent auction, live music, and more!  I recently toured the newly refurbished wing and I’ll tell you all about it inside.

Back in July Olathe 30 shut down one entire wing of the complex and starting tomorrow you can discover what they’ve been working on.  The new “Fork & Screen” concept includes a casual dine-in experience including wait staff who will bring food and drink to your seat, a counter on which to place you munchies, and a full bar where you can spend time relaxing before or after the show.

The experience is reserved for those 18 and older and minors accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The theaters are smaller (the largest of which seats just over 120), but still boast full-sized screens – all for the same cost of a regular movie ticket!

And if you would like to go one extra step you can check out the three “Cinema Suites.”  For an extra $10 over the regular ticket price (which includes $5 cash back for you to use on food and drink) you can reserve a particular seat (complete with footrest and tray table) in an even more intimate setting (less than 40 seats!).  The Cinema Suite experience is for guests 21 and over.

So what makes the experience different?  More foot room, smaller crowds, full menu and bar, and (in the Cinema Suites) rows spread so far apart you can’t even see the people in front or behind you!  And let me mention MacGuffins, the centerpiece of the experience, a full-service Busby Berkeley-style bar which is about as cool as they come.

The new wing opens itself up to the public on Friday, October 31st at 6 a.m. for those who come dressed as their favorite Hollywood villain or monster.  The first 100 of whom buy tickets will receive prize packs including ticket vouchers good for one year.  Not an early-bird?  The fun doesn’t end there!  Also planned is a silent auction to benefit Variety – The Children’s Charity at noon, and a live music rock ‘n roll festival including local bands Pompous Jack and The Dead Girls begins at 5:00 p.m.

Whether you can make it to the special festivities on Friday or not, you should make plans to check out what will instantly become the theater experience for Kansas City.  For more information click here.

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