Friday, July 20, 2012
AMC, the national theater chain with 2 Creve Coeur locations, is responding to concerns over security following a shooting spree in Colorado that left at least 12 dead.
AMC Theaters, which operates two theaters in Creve Coeur among more than 5,000 across the country, said in a statement Friday that it was "actively working with local law enforcement in communities throughout the nation and under the circumstances we are reaching out to all of our theatres to review our safety and security procedures." The statement comes on the heels of a deadly evening of gun violence at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 dead and dozens wounded at a midnight screening of the premier of "The Dark Knight". Creve Coeur Police Sargeant Glen Williams told Patch Friday afternoon via email that there had not been a request for security from either AMC location, but that "on-duty Creve Coeur PD officers are, and …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library will host a 'Twilight' Party to celebrate 'Breaking Dawn,' the newest installment in the popular series.
USA Today reported that before the Breaking Dawn premier in Los Angeles this week, fans camped out for days hoping to get a glimpse of Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner as they headed down the red carpet. Clearly, Twilight fans are a dedicated bunch and those in the Maryland Heights area are no exception. The movie opens Friday in St. Louis and some area theaters are already selling tickets in advance — including AMC Theaters Esquire 7, Chesterfield 14 with IMAX and West Olive 16. Wednesday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch announced a contest in which one lucky fan can win a prize package that consists of Breaking Dawn movie passes, DVDs of the first three movies, the new soundtrack, a tote bag and more. Even the Thornhill …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Executive Producer of a film opening November 4 in Creve Coeur makes his argument for humility.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Science and God are again front and center in presidential politics. GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry launched the discussion by responding to a boy's question about the age of the earth. He said, "You know what, I don't have any idea." He told the young man that evolution is "a theory that's out there" but that's "got some gaps in it." GOP candidate Jon Huntsman saw this as an opportunity and responded to Gov. Perry's comments, "To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists. Call me crazy." He accused Gov. Perry of holding an "anti-science" position which would turn off voters, stressing that Republicans would find themselves "on the wrong side of science." Why does it matter, especially for Republicans? Because …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Spend the night at Hogwarts, see an opera or travel to South Africa. Whatever your choice, you are sure to have fun.
HARRY POTTER 24 HOURS OF POTTER When/ Where: This 24-hour event will run from 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 p.m. on Saturday with overnight events at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton. Why go: Join other Harry Potter fans in this celebration of the series. The event is structured like a year at Hogwarts, where attendees may join wizardry classes, quidditch games, discussions and lectures on the Harry Potter book series. You even get to pick your wizard house. Pricing: The cost for a Wizard's Permit at the door is $30, children five and youner are free. Your Wizard's Permit will allow you access to the Great Hall and house common rooms for all events and panels, except for the Start-of-Term and End-of-Term Feasts. Your 24 Hours of Potter …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Check out some of the bargains we found in Creve Coeur and nearby.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together. This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on Totally Ticklish Ducks, umbrella strollers, movie tickets, massage sessions, peanut butter, …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A weekly look at kid-friendly events around the area.
Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner! We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. If you have ideas to share, please do so in the comment box below! Sensory Friendly Viewing of "Gnomeo & Juliet" Where/When: AMC Theatres, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Why Go: The new kids movie, Gnomeo & Juliet, will have a sensory friendly viewing. Sponsored by the Autism Society, the theater will have their lights on, sound down, and everyone will …