ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- For the first time in years, downtown St. Louis has a movie theater.
Thursday was the grand opening for the new three-screen theatre on Washington Avenue. MX Movies in the Mercantile Exchange development is a new dine-in theater, with larger seats and table-side food service. The theatre will allow customers to use a tablet computer at their seat to order food and drinks while watching the movie.
It was opening Friday with showings of “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables” and “Django Unchained.”
It’s the latest business to open in the new entertainment district.
“The intent is to try to make this location, which is right between the Arch grounds and the Convention Center, a destination for folks that are visiting St. Louis as well as folks from the region,” said Amos Harris with Spinnaker St. Louis.
It marks the first time since a 10-screen multiplex at Union Station closed in 2003 that St. Louis has had a movie theater downtown.
Tickets are $12 for night and weekend showings for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for children under 12 and matinees.