Netflix, the megaplex and the Internet have all but sucked the magic and decadence out of the moviegoing experience. Chase Park Plaza Cinemas fights to bring back that special-occasion feeling. Nestled within the capacious Chase Park Plaza, the theaters are intimate but not too close for comfort, built to reflect the screening rooms of Hollywood's golden age. Picture yourself next to Howard Hughes watching an unedited screening of The Outlaw, but with stadium seating, a digital sound system and fewer Kleenex boxes. The concession stand offers chocolates and candy from St. Louis-based Lake Forest Confections, wine and a large variety of import beers. In case you get caught up in the movie and forget the ritzy setting from whence you came, the ushers will await you upon exiting the theater with a subtle reminder that this is not your typical moviegoing experience: You can help yourself to a chocolate and a mint served on a silver platter before heading back into the real world.
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