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One Year Anniversary Of Downtown’s MX Movies

January 17, 2014 Downtown, Featured, Popular Culture 6 Comments

One year ago today downtown once again had a movie theater with the grand opening of MX Movies. Previously downtown had a 10-screen theater behind Union Station, under I-64/Hwy 40, but it closed years ago. MX Movies is in a much better location.

The marque is a nice addition to Washington Ave.
The marque is a nice addition to Washington Ave. We saw Gravity, which received 10 Oscar nominations yesterday.
My boyfriend ordering our food & drinks via tablet at our comfortable seats.
Before the movie started my boyfriend ordered our food & drinks via tablet from our comfortable seats.
The 1st floor lobby on January 17, 2013
The 1st floor lobby on January 17, 2013
Interior of the main theater during construction in August 2012
Interior during construction in August 2012
Union Station 10 Cine closed around 1999/2000. Click image for more information.
The poorly located Union Station 10 Cine closed around 1999/2000. Click image for more information.
Unfortunately MX Movies had to close on January 7th due to broken sprinkler pipes. Wednesday they tweeted "Celebrate! If repairs go to plan, we hope to re-open Friday, which happens to be our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! #STL "
Unfortunately MX Movies had to close temporarily on January 7th due to broken sprinkler pipes. Wednesday they tweeted “Celebrate! If repairs go to plan, we hope to re-open Friday, which happens to be our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! #STL “

MX Movies has three theaters of varying sizes. Congrats to MX Movies on their first year in business!

— Steve Patterson

  • wump

    do you think they are making any money?

    • http://urbanreviewstl.com/ Steve Patterson

      Not sure, I know it is part of the group that runs other theaters like the Chase & Galleria.

      • wump

        Not quite, STL cinemas is a consultant to MX movies but they do not directly own them.

        • http://urbanreviewstl.com/ Steve Patterson

          I’ve not seen their contract, so I don’t know the terms. It isn’t unusual for developers to lose money for a while to get activity going. i have no clue how they’re doing compared to their projections.

        • moe

          Correct….STL cinemas has backed away from MX. People can draw their own conclusions.

          • Mark

            The last show my wife and I was was the Hobbit and the theater was full in the afternoon. I’m sure that the theater will do just fine as the area continues to grow.

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