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Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Look: Downtown's MX Movies Makes Dinner and a Movie Way Too Easy

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Pulled pork ($7) in St. Louis BBQ sauce mixed with hoisin and topped with sliced dill pickles, pickled cilantro and Sriracha in steamed buns from Wei Hong Bakery. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Pulled pork ($7) in St. Louis BBQ sauce mixed with hoisin and topped with sliced dill pickles, pickled cilantro and Sriracha in steamed buns from Wei Hong Bakery.

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.

See also: -New Downtown Movie Theater Is Fully Equipped to Destroy Your New Year's Resolutions -Josh Galliano, Acclaimed Chicago Sommeliers to Open New Restaurant, the Libertine

MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen

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."

Available snacks include Kakao Chocolates and Crown Candies goodies along with all the usual movie candy suspects. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Available snacks include Kakao Chocolates and Crown Candies goodies along with all the usual movie candy suspects.

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