| Downtown Kansas City is being revitalized one block at a time and the newest addition being the AMC Mainstreet theatre. Renovated from the former Empire Theatre (1921) this theatre is sure to change everyone’s movie going experience. In the heart of the Kansas City’s Power & Light district this building’s distinct exterior is beautiful. As you enter the theatre into the main entryway you feel like you are on the set of Extreme Home Makeover. With open windows and so much natural lighting it takes your breath away. The lobby floor is sure to be the focus of movie watchers, featuring famous movie quotes such as, “There’s no place like home.” and “Make my day.”
The concession area offers the new swift format, featuring the new self service of your own drinks, with or without flavor, and flavors for your popcorn including the standard butter and salt or with one of the special flavorings of parmesan, cinnamon sugar, cheese or barbeque. The bathrooms were my next stop and they were immaculate. I was very impressed with the ladies room and the life size red carpet wall featuring famous Hollywood women from the past and present. Mainstreet theatre has six auditoriums, three offering standard seating, but more luxurious than your average theatre. The other three are Cinema Suites, which can be found at AMC Olathe as well. We viewed our screening in the AMC standard theatre, but nothing was standard about it. It was the complete digital experience. The sound system was amazing, even offering seat transducers that will vibrate in response to low frequency sounds on the soundtrack. Viewers will actually feel every intense action packed moment.
AMC Mainstreet has a full service bar, lounge and dining area. Mainstreet theatre has the reminiscence of old cinema with so many modern perks that cannot be missed. Simply amazing. Opening May 1st and offering a 12:01am screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
AMC Mainstreet is the city’s first all-digital multiplex, with never before seen amenities
Six auditoriums; Three downstairs (with seating capacities of 283, 74 and 74) are conventional auditoriums. Three auditoriums upstairs (capacities of 68, 23 and 23) are Cinema Suites, featuring recliners and seat side service.
Parking is available for four hours free (with validation) at Power & Light District garages. AMC also recommends the Cosentino’s parking lot one block north
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Jolene Mendez, JoReviews.com