At Screenland, campy and classic are rarely mutually exclusive terms. The movie theater serves as a cinematic time machine, transporting spectators through the history of Hitchcock's mysteries and straight into the heyday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though it also shows current titles, its schedule is often beholden to audience whims—the Crossroads location hosts new independent films that are uniquely screened at this sole location. This dual devotion to cherished and modern flicks helped Screenland earn the 2012 Readers' Choice award for Best Movie Theater from the Pitch.
Even outside the projection room, nostalgia rules. More than 40 games, from Donkey Kong to Missile Command, test dexterity at the Crossroads location's retro arcade, where guests can purchase passes to play indefinitely or until Frogger finally flags down a cab. Photographs taken by former Kansas City mayor Dick Berkley accompany historical trivia in the adjacent gallery, and celebrity handprints mark the outdoor patio. Greeting cinephiles out front is a marquee salvaged from the Isis Theatre, just as it once greeted a young Walt Disney when he shared his early animations there.
Wedding receptions and corporate meetings alike have taken advantage of the theater's capacity for private functions. At both exclusive and public events, however, a full-service bar supplies guests with libations, cracking open bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale and Tallgrass Velvet Rooster.
With a stay at Clarion Hotel Sports Complex in Kansas City, you'll be minutes from Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium. This hotel is within the vicinity of Starlight Theatre and Kansas City Zoo.
Make yourself at home in one of the 168 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and a computer station. Planning an event in Kansas City? This hotel has 6000 square feet (557 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
Natalie Smith needed some excitement in her life, which at that point merely consisted of performing as a professional ballet and hip-hop dancer, posing as a model, and balancing atop speeding motorcycles as a stuntwoman. After stumbling across a segment about pole dancing on the Oprah Winfrey show, she decided to spice things up a bit and dive headfirst into the fun yet demanding exercise form. She lost 25 pounds in two months, inspiring her to open her own studio?where she draws upon her experience in dancing and cheerleading to lead classes that span the sultry workout spectrum from pole routines to booty boot camp. The studio boasts 30 poles and 5,000 square feet of floor space, evoking the feeling of walking into a chrome forest?which is an experience similar to walking into the Redwoods after governor Schwarzenegger's controversial act to silver plate every tree. In the studio, Natalie and her team of certified instructors?twirling under a hot pink tin ceiling.?lead spins, climbs, and drops during lessons and private parties. They welcome ladies of all ages and builds to the women-only locale, which offers bed tanning to supplement its body-toning programs.
At the new Pole Worx location, classes are held in one of three new classrooms that house over 33 different poles. The new location also has two changing room and two tanning beds.
For many steakhouses, the art of preparing a tantalizing cut of meat begins in a professional kitchen. But Plaza III The Steakhouse reaches back further, choosing cuts of meat from its own facilities where it ages corn-fed beef inside specialized lockers. Once the cuts reach the restaurant, they are displayed tableside or via limousine motorcade for prospective diners before the chefs char grill chosen selections. To complete the flavor profile, patrons need only peruse a wine list of more than 700 bottles.
This meticulous process of cultivation and presentation embodies the award-winning steakhouse's sophisticated approach to mealtime. Its menu spans ribs, chops, and seafood in addition to Prime aged steaks, and appetizers such as the hand-chopped tenderloin tartare?a dish lauded by Gayot as a "classic rendition ? sprinkled with caviar."
Visitors bask in elegant dining rooms on two floors, which host live jazz and a dancing area on Saturday evenings. Parties of up to 64 guests can set up their fetes in private rooms, enjoying bacchanalias in the wine cellar and other intimate spaces such as the western-themed American Royal Room, which accommodates midsized gatherings.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — The Foundry serves sandwiches, salads and more to Kansas City's Old Westport patrons.
Put the diet on pause when you visit The Foundry — there are no low-fat menu items.
The Foundry also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
The Foundry offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Hop online in no time using The Foundry's free wifi.
You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at The Foundry, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Live DJs often entertain the evening crowd while dining.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
The Foundry can get packed on weekends with its no-reservation policy.
The dress code at The Foundry is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The Foundry, so plan your budget accordingly.
Step through the French doors into Westport Cafe and Bar — this brasserie is home to classic regional fare.
The menu at Westport Cafe and Bar does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
With Westport Cafe and Bar's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Just around the workday bend are Westport Cafe and Bar's happy hour food and drink bargains.
For those big group gatherings, Westport Cafe and Bar provides plenty of space to have a good time.
If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Westport Cafe and Bar patrons come in casual attire.
If time is of the essence, Westport Cafe and Bar's take-out option may be a better fit.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Westport Cafe and Bar offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Westport Cafe and Bar dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.