Earlier this month, Daily RFT reported on MX Movies (618 Washington Avenue), a new downtown movie theater equipped to destroy your new year's resolutions. On January 17, the dine-in movie experience welcomed Gut Check down for its not-so-soft opening, packing the stadium seating in all three of its theaters completely to the brim. And boy, are those seats cushy.
MX Movies, the latest location added to the STL Cinemas roster along with other non-traditional offerings such as the Moolah Theatre (did someone say couches?), occupies a second-floor space in the downtown Mercantile Exchange building. Most notably, it features dishes designed by aptly dubbed "chef de cinema" Josh Galliano, the former executive chef of An American Place and Monarch (and now, as reported by Gut Check, the Libertine).
"There hasn't been a movie theater in downtown St. Louis for about ten years or so," says beverage director and assistant general manager Evan Jones (also a Gut Check contributor). "Downtown has been changing a lot in recent years. This is great step forward for its revitalization."