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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 marcustheatres.com 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

 

K-State Career Fair

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Tuesday September 24th – Thursday September 19th

Fall 2019

Kansas State University Career Center has designed the following events to connect K-State students and employers. Please note the distribution of surveys or marketing is prohibited at all K-State career fairs. For event details, campus maps, directories, inclement weather protocolemergency information and more, consider downloading the K-State Mobile App. For accommodations, please contact us.

All-University Career Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019: Recruiting majors in Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business, and Health and Human Sciences
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019: Recruiting from all majors.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019: Recruiting majors in Engineering and Technology

Visit with over 300 employers for career, intern, and co-op positions. Bring multiple copies of your resume, dress professionally and visit on the days your major is being recruited!

See Website for more information: https://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/students/events/kstatefairs.html

GENEVA CONVENTION 2019

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September 17th – 19th

WHERE HOLLYWOOD MEETS THE HEARTLAND!

Experience the glamour of Hollywood right here in the Midwest during the 2019 Geneva Convention September 17th – 19th, held at the luxurious Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Catch a sneak preview of new fall films. Learn about new equipment and products. All at an event where you can network with your fellow exhibitors, vendors and studio executives in an unrushed, casual atmosphere.

CINESHOW

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Whether you are a cinema exhibitor or a trade show exhibitor, CinéShow is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. For 20 years, CinéShow has been known for its engaging seminars, trade show, and fun networking events that celebrate the convergence of cinema operators, suppliers, vendors, and distributors.

So come on out and see two of TK’s own Mike Cummings and Theresa English at booth 502 from 11a-2p MON-WED!
We’ll save you a seat at the Greatest CinéShow on Earth!

Conversations at the Heart of CinemaCon

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May 2019

by Theresa English, TK Architects International

Come on a journey with me over miles of carpet and up escalators and down escalators and maybe more carpet too….oh wait it’s just the walk to CinemaCon.  I’m sure my health insurance is wondering if I attached my Garmin to the neighborhood dog because my step count was easily triple my norm.  At the end of that long carpeted journey what one finds is great conversations.  For TK this year CinemaCon was ultimately about conversations.  We had excellent discussions with numerous clients about their current and future projects.  We also met other attendees from all corners of the exhibition business, and the world.  Chatting with first time attendees is always enjoyable to learn what brought them to the show.  We were able to visit with many of our vendor friends whom we rely on closely as valuable team members on shared projects.  All these conversations created a positive energy that seemed to hum across the convention and trade show floor. (more…)