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The Reemergence of the Drive-in Movies

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With change comes adaptation.“It is not a failure to readjust my sails to fit the waters I find myself in.”

― Mackenzi Lee

Drive-in movie theaters were most popular in the 50s and 60s. Since then, they’ve become more nostalgic than anything, until now.

With social distancing in mind, drive-in theaters across the country have been booming. Coronavirus regulations have resulted in the shut down of local movie theaters, but Marcus Theatres wanted to find a way to keep showing movies to the community and keep staff employed.

A little closer to home, in Bellevue, Twin Creek Cinema is expected to open this weekend riding that wave. “They’ll be in their own cars, and their own environments, and be able to maintain distancing, and still enjoy a couple of films,” said Mark Gramz.

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”

― Bruce Lee

The outdoor cinema at 3909 Raynor Parkway will feature a 42-foot screen and appropriately distanced parking spots with a clear line of sight. On the night of the shows, staff will direct viewers where to go, with a designated area for big vehicles. There are enough spots for 120 cars.

Starting Friday night (May 22, 2020), the 42 by 20-foot screen will light up.
Marcus Twin Creeks Drive-in parking designations

Patrons can watch from inside their cars, from their truck beds or in chairs in front of their vehicles, and can tune into 89.1 FM to get audio for their silver screen showing.

Concessions will be offered as well, to try and normalize the movie-going experience and can be picked up at a table located by the theatre entrance vestibule. Restrooms can be accessed from within the cinema, but restroom capacity counts will be strictly enforced, some patrons may have to wait outside. hand sanitizers will be places outside the building for use and tickets are only $20 a carload and must be purchased online at or through the Marcus Theatres app.

While the Drive-in Movie experience is something that Marcus is offering due to the Covid-19 pandimict and are commited to entertaining their customers in a safe fashion, the Drive-in Movies could be something Marcus theatres keeps around as an attraction.

“Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation, and in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed.”

― Jean M. Auel



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TK Architects Announces New Ownership Changes

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Steven Petracek

Kansas City, MO, January 31, 2019:

TK Architects is pleased to announce expansion of our ownership team and the promotion of Steven Petracek to Principal.

Steven brings more than 25 years of experience in industrial, medical, manufacturing and commercial construction projects.   Steven is a licensed professional engineer and licensed structural engineer in more than 30 states.   He oversees TK’s Structural Department for design, planning and construction of new buildings and existing properties while maintaining creative direction for the firm.

We are happy for Steven to accept this important role in the TK executive group. We look forward to the future with Steven as he manages and nurtures our success in providing design, architectural and engineering services within the cinema, entertainment and food & beverage industries. (more…)


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December 2018

On behalf of the entire TK Team we would like to thank all our clients, partners and supporters for another wonderful year! We wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season and an amazing and successful year ahead! We love what we do and are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and almost 40 years of experience with you. We look forward to working with all of you again in the upcoming year!

2018 was truly wonderful for TK! Here is our year at a glance… (more…)