PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - A new restaurant in Johnson County hopes to cash in on the idea of dinner and a movie.
A Kansas City company, Dineplex, is taking over the 14,000 square foot space at the former Macy's Home Store located in the Village Shopping Center in Prairie Village.
The building will be transformed into a restaurant with three movie screens called Standees.
According to a statement by the company, Standees' target audience are those 40 and older. They put an emphasis on serving quality food.
Dineplex President Frank Rash noted that the restaurant plans to show more sophisticated movies than many other theaters, and does not intend to show family or children's movies.
"Dinner and a movie is a nice evening out. It's out of home entertainment. We feel we have a good product that will establish that and a fine restaurant, first and foremost, but also the theaters that will go along with it," said Dineplex President Frank Rash.
Standees is scheduled to open next spring.
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