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Trends in Luxury Movie Theaters
A restaurant first, the little-known entertaining eatery in Prairie Village, Kan., solves the after-dining/after-movie dilemma by housing it's restaurant and theater under the same roof. The experience is small-town comfort with luxury flair.

435 Magazine │ August 2014

What to eat at the Prairie Village Art Fair
STANDEES is also going to be offering happy hour pricing inside the restaurant and bar all day during the art fair. (And they’re holding a promotion where everyone who signs up for their email list during the art show will be entered into a drawing for two free movie passes per month for 12 months or a $100 gift card to the restaurant and bar).

Prairie Village Post │ May 30, 2014

Holy #$*@! Friday is Valentine's Day? It's OK. We have your back.
If you’re wanting eye contact with your crush, at STANDEES in Prairie Village, you can have the traditional dinner date and flirt all you want in the restaurant, then head over to the in-house theater. The bar is sexy, and the drink menu is stacked. Hello, Ultimate Chocolate Martini ($6.50). A $60 Valentine’s weekend package for two gets you dinner, a movie, dessert and popcorn.

The Kansas City Star  │ Feb. 13, 2014

5 of Kansas City's Best Bets for Date Night
Billing itself as “the entertaining eatery,” STANDEES combines cinema and restaurant, so you and your date can arrive early to enjoy a meal before the show, order and take your food and drinks into the theater, or stick around after the movie to discuss the plotlines over drinks and apps in the bar.

This Is KC │ Feb. 7, 2014


Review: Frozen in 3D at STANDEES
This year, Disney's Frozen is the star of the season and we were able to enjoy a showing on Opening Night at STANDEES in Prairie Village. This was the first family-friendly film shown at STANDEES, one of the metro's newest theaters just now breaking into the family market. So, this review is about both, the venue and the show!

KC Parent │ Nov. 27, 2013

STANDEES - The Entertaining Eatery Tweaks Its Menu
STANDEES, an upscale casual restaurant alongside three movie theaters, also set out to be a date night place, but found many parents wanted to go out to dinner and movie with their children.

Kansas City Star │ Nov. 21, 2013

STANDEES Unveils Concept Tweaks to Appeal to Prairie Village-area Families
First foray into children’s programming will come later this month when it begins a run of Disney’s new movie “Frozen,” which debuts Nov. 27. Children’s tickets for the film — which will run in 3D (STANDEES will have kid-sized 3D glasses) — are $4.75.

Prairie Village Post │ Nov. 12, 2013

STANDEES Restaurant Delivers Warm Entertainment
Sarah Berger, reporter at The Harbinger, the student-run newspaper at Shawnee Mission East High School, reviews STANDEES.

The Harbinger │ Sept. 10, 2013

Dinner and a Movie Couldn't Be Easier
Morgan Mobley from 435 Magazine takes a look at some of the great food available at STANDEES in the Prairie Village Shopping Center.

435 Magazine │ Aug. 6, 2013

Restaurant Uniforms Evolve to Serve Several Purposes
At STANDEES, a new restaurant and movie theater complex in Prairie Village, members of the development team spent hours scrutinizing uniforms on mannequins and testing various fabrics for wear-ability, durability, and stain resistance.

The Kansas City Star │ Aug. 5, 2013

Eat and Drink First, Then Watch
At STANDEES, it’s better to opt for old school. Dinner and a movie, not dinner in the movie.

The Kansas City Star │ July 11, 2013

STANDEES Now Open at The Village Shops in Prairie Village
Dineplex International, a Kansas City-based business and developer, opened the inaugural location of STANDEES™ an upscale-casual restaurant with three immersive movie theatres in the iconic Village Shops neighborhood shopping center.

Leawood Lifestyle │ July 2013

STANDEES Featured on Better Kansas City

Better Kansas City visited STANDEES for a tour and interview with Frank Rash.

BETTER KANSAS CITY (CBS - KCTV5) │ June 28, 2013

Hosts Steve Kraske, Bob Butler and Cynthia Haines discuss STANDEES and independent films.

KCUR 89.3 FM │ June 7, 2013


Central Standard Friday 
Host Russ Simmons discusses STANDEES on his weekly show about the movies.

KCUR 89.3 FM │ May 24, 2013

STANDEES restaurant and theater to open Friday in Village Shops
After months of development, Prairie Villagers will at last get a look at the Village Shops’ highly anticipated new restaurant and movie theater concept this weekend.

Prairie Village Post │ May 23, 2013
New cinema-restaurant opens Friday in Prairie Village
STANDEES - The Entertaining Eatery opens on Friday, May 24 in the Village Shops, 3935 West 69th Terrace in Prairie Village, KS.
FOX 4 │ May 21, 2013
STANDEES in Prairie Village combines upscale restaurant, movie theaters
STANDEES - The Entertaining Eatery will open to the public May 24 in the Village shopping center in Prairie Village.
The Kansas City Star │ May 17, 2013
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STANDEES Featured on Jack Goes to the Movies
Jack Poessiger highlights the upcoming opening of STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery.
JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES (KMBZ 1660 AM and 98.1 FM) │ April 19, 2013

Frank Rash on Kansas City Power Lunch
KMBZ’s Krista Klaus interviews Frank Rash from STANDEES as the facility nears its May opening.
KANSAS CITY POWER LUNCH (KMBZ 1660 AM and 98.1 FM) │ April 10, 2013

New restaurant and movie theater in Prairie Village plans Memorial Day weekend opening
STANDEES a new entertainment and dining spot launched by two former AMC executives, is expected to open Memorial Day weekend in Prairie Village and is interviewing job applicants.
The Kansas City Star │ April 17, 2013

Construction on Pace for Late May STANDEES Opening at Village Shops
Construction is in full swing to conduct the interior and exterior renovations needed to meet the scheduled opening of STANDEES in late May.
Prairie Village Post │ March 18, 2013

Construction ready to start at new STANDEES restaurant and theater at Village Shops
Demolition of the interior of the old Macy's Home Store space and the Einstein Bros. restaurant in the Village Shops will start next week to make way for STANDEES, the new restaurant and theater combination that is expected to open in May 2013. Einstein Bros. closed last weekend.

Prairie Village Post │ Nov. 29, 2012

Restaurant-movie combo project nears start in Prairie Village
Construction begins next week on restaurant-movie theater combo STANDEES in Prairie Village, with a target opening date of May.
Kansas City Business Journal │ Nov. 28, 2012

KMBZ's Krista Klaus Kansas City Power Lunch
KMBZ's Krista Klaus interviews Frank Rash about the progress of STANDEES.
KANSAS CITY POWER LUNCH (KMBZ 1660 AM) │ Nov. 27, 2012

Attendance sparse, but reaction overwhelmingly positive at STANDEES neighborhood meeting
"I can hardly wait," was the prevailing sentiment of the sparse group of neighbors who turned out Tuesday for a briefing on STANDEES, the restaurant and movie theatre concept planned for the Village Shops.
Prairie Village Post │ Oct. 17, 2012

Planning Commission filing provides first glimpse of STANDEES restaurant/theatre concept
A filing with the Prairie Village planning commission has provided a first glimpse at what the first-ever STANDEES restaurant and theatre would look like when built at the Village Shops.
Prairie Village Post │ Oct. 12, 2012

New Restaurant Concept in Prairie Village Hopes to Create New Take on Dinner and a Movie
41 Action News covers the announcement of STANDEES and interviews Frank Rash.
41 ACTION NEWS (NBC - KSHB-TV) │ Sep. 13, 2012

41 Action New covers the announcement of STANDEES and interviews president Frank Rash.

New Entertainment Complex Heading to Prairie Village
KMBZ's Krista Klaus interviews Frank Rash about the STANDEES concept.
KANSAS CITY POWER LUNCH (KMBZ 1660 AM) │ Sept.13, 2012

Prototype Movie Theaters Coming to Prairie Village Shopping Center
A new restaurant and movie theater concept is planned in Prairie Village targeting the over-40 demographic.
Kansas City Star │ Sept. 13, 2012

Former AMC Execs Plan Dinner-and-Movie Concept in Prairie Village
STANDEES, an upscale-casual restaurant that also features three movie theaters, will open at The Village Shopping Center in Prairie Village.
Kansas City Business Journal │ Sept. 13, 2012

Deal Signed to Bring First-Ever STANDEES Restaurant/Theater Concept to Prairie Village
The Village Shops in Prairie Village will be the home of the first location of STANDEES, a new restaurant/theater concept serving chef-infused cuisine.
Prairie Village Post │ Sept. 13, 2012