On the 17th MX Movies had its Grand Opening.
ABOVE: The lobby of MX Movies. An elevator will be installed soon, meanwhile you can also enter directly from the MX Garage.
ABOVE: Looking back down at the lobby.
ABOVE: The ticket window at the top of the stairs
I peaked into a theater during a movie, I’ll have to return to see a show and order food to be delivered to my seat. For more information, including theater pics, click here.
– Steve Patterson
I was so excited to hear the movie theater opened at the MX but then when I heard that they were doing the server thing, a lot of the excitement went away. Why can’t they just have stuck to the formula that has worked all these years? Concession stand. If I want to get served, I will go to a restaurant.
I don’t know how many of you have been to AMC West Olive 16 but that is what they do there. And if you haven’t, let me tell you…. if you don’t have the patience to be disturbed during a movie, then you will be aggravated. The servers are not only bringing food & drink all through the movie, but during the last minutes of the movie… they are settling checks!!! Who wants to be disturbed during the last scene of a movie?! I guess they can’t wait until the credits because people are leaving.
I really hope that MX Movies is not as bad as AMC West Olive 16. I will never go back to AMC WO16 again until they get rid of that gimmick. I was disturbed during my whole movie experience. And at these prices…you should enjoy the movie experience.
as usual, any post about something positive gets almost no response, and the one response still manages to be negative.
What do you expect? That we should all (figuratively) hold hands and sing Kumbaya? I like that something new is happening downtown, I find the concept to be intriguing, but I haven’t been there, yet, so what can/should I/we add? The only thing that jumped out was the caption that stated “An elevator will be installed soon, meanwhile you can also enter directly from the MX Garage”. As someone with a disability, I was surprised that Steve hadn’t raised that as an accessibility issue, but, apparently, it wasn’t a big deal to him. As for Sgt Stadako, his comments were tangential and framed with several caveats and raised some valid concerns. The devil is in the details. To succeed, this operation needs repeat customers, not just one-time visitors, no different than most businesses, anywhere. If you want MX to be a success, you better hope they don’t piss off too many customers in their first couple of months in operation!
Shabadoo – I am sorry if my comment came across as negative because that was not the point. As JZ pointed out, my comment was just my concerns over the ‘server’ thing. I was actually hoping someone would reply that went to the theater to either confirm or rebut it. I applaud any new business downtown. I was disappointed that St Louis Cinemas chose in-theater food service. Chase Park and Moolah do quite fine without this gimmick. And let’s be frank… it is a gimmick. I want it to succeed and as a movie patron, I don’t think this formula works. I have talked to 3 people that have been to AMC West Olive & they too will not go back there because the servers disrupt the movie. -Sarge
It will be interesting to see how it does.
Quite a boring, bad look inside from these photos. Not to say massive arcades and 1990′s zig-zag carpet is any better.
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