New Jack City: Cinematic Deja Vu in the Northland?

Kansas City’s newest Eat-Drink-Movies venue—the eight-screen STUDIO MOVIE GRILL complex—is poised for a (tentative) March 22nd grand opening at Zona Rosa in the Northland…

It’s at the same location of the former 3-screen MAJESTIC THEATER and IMPROV Comedy Club.

Is this a coincidence? What’s going on here?

We checked with STUDIO MOVIE GRILL’s Creative Affairs director Lynne McQuaker for answers.

Jack: Why did your company pick this specific Zona Rosa location where a similar concept (The Majestic) evidentially failed?

Lynne: “We think Zona Rosa is the perfect lifestyle development for the ‘movie grill’ concept. SMG is considered by many to be the pioneer of the concept.. Our founder having been the one to capture first run movie rights for cinema eateries 10 years ago, we have built on that reputation.

Combining first run movies, 100% digital projection, Dolby Digital Surround Sound & Dolby 3-D as well as an extensive menu for in-theater dining and premium liquor and wines, Studio Movie Grill offers a

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9 Responses to New Jack City: Cinematic Deja Vu in the Northland?

  1. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Jack, wondering when and if Improv reopens anywhere, they are suppose to open at the fishbone restaurant(sp)in February, but no word on it so far…?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can that area support two theatres alm ost across for eachother? Seems like quite a gamble to me. But what do I know. I’ve been paying 10 bucks for weekday shows at the Mainstreet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a great concept for up north especially since the AMC theater there doesn’t have the food and booze concept.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Are the film companies under some sort of a rule by the justice department to supply their movies to all competitors or can they pick and choose?
    In the olden days didn’t the theaters bid for the movies?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the 411 on this new theatre. Sounds exciting. we can’t wait for it to open.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ya’ll are tripping, paying $10 for daytime shows! Just go to The Legends Phoenix Theatres, shows there Mon.-Thurs. are only $5, even in the VIP section where you can order food and alcohol!

  7. Anonymous says:

    To kick things off, Studio Movie Grill teamed up with The Pitch to give out free movie passes:

  8. Anonymous says:

    home theater review
    By and large I don’t post on a person’s blog, but I would like to mention that this article really forced me to do so! Thanks for your insightful article.

  9. dizmikics says:

    Tak, prawdopodobnie tak jest

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