We don’t usually cover hard news here at the RREPORT, but I’ve been slacking off a lot lately so here’s something to hold your attention until James Bond and Charlie Brown show up tomorrow.
The B&B Wentzville Tower 12 will be holding its grand opening celebration this weekend. What does this mean for the world at large? Well, for one thing, Guy will no longer have to drive all the way to St. Charles from Warrenton just to see a movie.
The party begins Thursday night and as part of the festivities B&B is serving PAY WHAT YOU WANT FOR POPCORN all weekend long. Everyone with a paid movie ticket beginning Thursday evening through Sunday evening will receive a free small popcorn or have the option of making a donation that supports the Wentzville School District Foundation.
That’s correct, you will not have to stop at the bank for a loan before you hit the snack bar.
I’m not usually that excited by new movie theaters (they opened one in St. Charles a while back that I still haven’t visited) but I have to say, after reading the press release for this one, I want to live there.
Check it out (I may have edited out some exclamation points):
The 48,000 square foot, 12-screen facility boasts a massive 60-foot spire and overlooks the surrounding area from atop a bluff off of I-70.
The beautifully finished exterior opens to a cavernous lobby and box office where guests are greeted with an elegant and modern design sprinkled with a dash of classic Hollywood style. But the Wentzville Tower 12 will offer all the latest in technology, entertainment, and design, with Christie Vive Dolby 7.1 surround sound, 28-inch stadium seating, digital-projection, and leather-style electric recliner seating in every auditorium. The theatre will also feature four 3D auditoriums.
Tickets in hand, guests will proceed to the expansive concession stand which will feature extended menu options including burgers, chicken tenders, french fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and ravioli bites as well as traditional concession fare. To add flair and function, the building will also feature over 30 LED televisions including interactive video walls and showtime displays. The butter and soda bar will include self-serve soda, seasonings, condiments and butter where patrons can customize their movie-eating experience at no additional cost.
Proceeding down the wide hallways on their way to the auditoriums, guests will see movie themed art, posters, and custom Hollywood design work tastefully displayed. The largest two auditoriums will feature monstrous B&B GRAND SCREENS that will house two massive wall-to-wall curved screens, large leather-style VIP electric recliners, 28-inch stadium seating, RealD 3D and High Frame Rate (on select films), 10000 watts of sound, and digital projection. These screens will be home to two of the biggest screens in the nation, each over six stories wide and three stories tall and serving over 200 reclining seats.
Guests to the Wentzville 12 will be pleased to participate in the Backstage Pass, a loyalty program designed to enhance the customer experience and offer rewards for frequent visits (you can sign up for free at bbtheatres.com). The Backstage Pass will help customers score great deals on concessions and tickets, including admissions to the Retro Night series, where classic films of yesteryear are thrown back on the big screen where they belong.
As if all that weren’t enough, the theater will feature a Marquee Bar and Grille off the main lobby that will include a full bar, lounge seating, an expanded menu, and an outdoor patio. All food and cocktails can be taken to all twelve luxury seating auditoriums.
When Wentzville gets into the movie business, they don’t mess around.
Gotta say, I’m intrigued. I’ll have to check it out soon and report back. Meet me there, Guy!