Movies spark viewers' imaginations with romantic affairs, adventurous plots, and practical plans for running just slightly faster than a rapidly expanding fireball. Let your imagination run wild as you sit still with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one admission ticket (up to a $12 value) with one small popcorn and small fountain drink (a $7.50 value) at any of STL Cinemas' four locations: Galleria 6, Chase Park Plaza, Moolah Theater, or Granite City Cinemas (up to a $19.50 total value).
STL Cinemas' quartet of movie houses mingles the vibrant pageantry of the early film industry with the technological sophistication of modern studio projects. Chase Park Plaza exudes the essence of this retro-contempo coupling, earning it the Riverfront Times 2010 Best Movie Theater award. With five intimate auditoriums, an all-digital sound system, and state-of-the-art projection, Chase Park Plaza coaxes movie-goers deep into the film's plot lines, characters, and 3-D effects easier than an underseat package containing a plaid dress, a little dog, and a magical Kansas twister. Before one of Chase’s shows, bask in the sights of the lifelike trompe l'eoil murals, and soak in the sounds of a live organist who serenades the crowds with show-tune favorites such as "Phantom of the Opera," "Goldfinger," and "I’m a Little Tea Pot (The Remix)."
Moolah Theater, housed in an 110,000-square-foot former Shrine temple, beams celluloid into the eyes of cinephiles from a 20'x45' screen stretched across a 400-seat theater. Grab a cold drink and buttery popcorn from the snack bar before plopping into a plush leather couch or love seat or grabbing a cozy stadium seat. Granite City Cinemas touts all-digital projection on its three screens and high-backed rocker seats, and Galleria 6 sports exposed beams and stage lighting, illuminating ancient cinema secrets like an exposé on the mysterious cult of mimes who invented silent film.