STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery™ Opens to the Public at The Village Shops in Prairie Village, Kan. on Friday, May 24

  STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery™ Opens to the Public at The Village Shops
  in Prairie Village, Kan. on Friday, May 24

Dineplex International launches STANDEES^™, an upscale-casual restaurant with
    three immersive movie theatres in iconic neighborhood shopping center

Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- May 21, 2013

Dineplex International, LLC (Dineplex), a Kansas City based business and
developer of STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery, announces today that the
inaugural location of STANDEES — an upscale-casual restaurant serving
affordable, chef-infused American classics that combines dining and
entertainment — will open to the public on Friday, May 24 at The Village Shops
in Prairie Village, Kan.

“STANDEES has everything you need for the ultimate everyday escape. Enjoy a
wonderful meal, relax with a refreshing drink or see a great movie — all in
one comfortable and convenient location,” said Frank Rash, president and CEO,
Dineplex. “It’s an upscale-casual restaurant with an entertaining twist.”

Hints of the magic evoked by movies will subtly echo throughout the design of
the 14,000 square-foot, single-level floor plan of STANDEES. A 70-foot
signature “film strip” digital display prominently placed above 30 seats at
the highly accessible “U-shaped” bar will enliven conversations in the
restaurant. With 40 deep-booths and banquette seating, restaurant guests will
enjoy a cozy atmosphere of warm lighting, natural materials and polished
surfaces that emit a “club-like” feel. Additionally, there will be 30 seats on
an outdoor patio where people can enjoy food, drinks and conversation outside,
bringing the restaurant’s total number of seats to approximately 240.

Utilizing the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and leading-edge culinary
techniques, the chef-infused, American classic-style menu at STANDEES will
feature flavor-filled dishes made in-house in a cutting-edge, “360-degree”
chef-designed kitchen that will satisfy the palate of the most food-savvy
guest, at a variety of prices to fit anyone’s budget. Menu items range in
prices from $5 to $25 and include items such as:

  *CHAR SIU PORK DUMPLINGS: Crispy house-made Cantonese pulled pork, wonton
    wrappers, citrus ponzu barbeque sauce $7
  *SASHIMI TUNA CRUDO: Sashimi tuna, shallots, chives, walnut & vinaigrette
    emulsion, Barqueta chips $10
  *COLD-WATER SEA SCALLOPS: Pan-seared scallops, lobster beurre blanc, grape
    tomatoes, arugula, fennel & orange salad $25
  *IOWA DUROC PORK CHOP: Panko-crusted, bone-in pork cutlet, wild-mushroom
    ragout, broccoli rabe $22
  *MEMPHIS “ROC” BURGER: House-ground Iowa Duroc pork (1/3 lb.), Memphis
    barbeque rub, crispy shallots, house-made barbeque sauce, Ciabatta bun,
    Belgian fries $9
  *BOSTON CREAM PIE: Genoise cake, English custard, dark-chocolate ganache,
    whipped cream $10
  *STANDEES SUNDAE: Häagen-Dazs^® vanilla ice cream, house-made dark & white
    chocolate caramel sauces, whipped cream, candied peanuts, caramel popcorn
  *PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY: Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, brioche French
    toast, peanut mousse, crème Anglaise, raspberry coulis $7

The three intimate theatres at STANDEES will house a total of 250 theatre
seats, with an average of 85 seats in each of the three theatres. All three
theatres will boast stadium seating and 3D technology along with digital
projection systems that will play movies programmed from a centralized,
state-of-the-art control room on 30-foot wide screens. Each theatre will also
be equipped with Dolby Surround 7.1, a movie audio format developed to provide
more depth and realism to the theatre experience through eight discrete,
full-range audio channels.

Content in the theatres will appeal to adult moviegoers including commercial
movies, the best in independent film and progressive theatre experiences, such
as live and pre-recorded performances and events. While there will not be
servers in the theatres, the diverse and engaging menu from the STANDEES
restaurant and bar menu will extend to the café-style concession stand, where
guests will be able to order their favorite movie treats, drinks from the bar
or select appetizers and desserts from the restaurant, and enjoy all of them
from the comfort of their plush theatre seat.

STANDEES will open with three movies on Friday, May 24 including: THE GREAT
GATSBY, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, MUD
starring Matthew McConaughey and THE ENGLISH TEACHER featuring Julianne Moore,
Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane. STANDEES will be the only
theatre outside of New York and Los Angeles showing THE ENGLISH TEACHER,
distributed by Cinedigm. The movie chronicles an English teacher (Moore) whose
life is disrupted when a former student (Angarano) returns to her small town
after failing as a playwright in New York. Ticket prices are $6.75 before 6
p.m. and $8.75 after 6 p.m. There is no additional charge for 3D movies.

Approximately 90 employees will work at STANDEES in Prairie Village, including
Erik Hess, general manager, Greg Pickardt, culinary manager and Troy Rains,
operations manager. Dineplex is also supporting the local economy by working
with eight local companies to create STANDEES, including:

1. McDonnell Kinder & Assoc. – Food/Beverage Strategy, Kitchen Design,
Culinary Dev. (Kansas City, Mo.)
2. CineGenesis – Theatre Technology/Auditorium Design (Shawnee, Kan.)
3. Titan Built – Construction, Building (Olathe, Kan.)
4. DeGasperi & Associates – Architecture, Exterior Design (Overland Park,
5. Studio Neue – Interior Design (Kansas City, Mo.)
6. Krause Technology Group – Technology, Systems
7. Global Prairie – Brand Development, Creative, Digital (Kansas City, Mo.)
8. Scott Communications – Marketing, Corporate Communications, Public
Relations (Kansas City, Mo.)

Dineplex worked with LANE4 Property Group, Inc. to lease space in The Village
Shops in Prairie Village, Kan., an iconic, 300,000-square foot neighborhood
shopping center adjacent to Mission Hills, Kan., which Forbes^® ranked as the
third most affluent neighborhood in the nation. STANDEES is located at 3935 W.
69th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66208.

About STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery

STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery is an adult-oriented, upscale-casual
restaurant that combines dining and entertainment in a digitally enhanced,
optimally integrated facility. Serving lunch and dinner, the affordable,
chef-infused, American classic-style menu is made from the highest quality
fresh ingredients. STANDEES theatres provide a comfortably intimate
environment for watching feature films that appeal to mature audiences. The
café-style concession stand that serves the theatres includes traditional
movie snacks, as well as drinks from the bar and select appetizers and
desserts from the restaurant that can easily be enjoyed at your seat. For more
information about STANDEES, please visit


For Dineplex International, LLC
Justin Scott, 816-809-3116
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