KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hotels and movie theaters in the Kansas City metro are renting out their spaces for Super Bowl Sunday.
"When you have a pandemic like this, there is only one thing you can do and that is roll with it," Jessica Hinkle, General Manager of Embassy Suites Overland Park, said.
It's managers like Hinkle that are rolling with what several businesses are doing to try to stay afloat. This week, they are relying on the Super Bowl for help.
"We have a Super Bowl Package. It comes with this sleepy room suite: two dozen wings, eight beers and we also have our complementary social in the evening. We are doing Chiefs theme specials," Hinkle said.
It also includes breakfast and a late checkout to sleep off a night of celebrating, all for $179.
"People can still book, we are booking this week. As far as availability in the hotel, we have 199 rooms and plenty to book," Hinkle said.
Local movie theaters are also renting their spaces. Screenland Armour Theatre has all four of their theaters rented out for people to watch the game.
"We are doing private rentals. We have been doing them through the playoffs and we have had a lot of people watching them," Adam Roberts, Owner of Screenland Armour Theatre, said.
The unique way of watching football is in high demand as all the spaces were booked three weeks before the game.
"It was basically $300 to $500 to rent the theater out depending on which group and theater you are in," Roberts said.
These are two businesses that are being hit really hard because of the pandemic. So getting creative was a must. They hope the Chiefs not only bring home a win, but also help their business as well.
"Being able to do things like this is not only beneficial for the community but beneficial for our staff too," Hinkle said.
"I wish I had 20 screens because we have had so many requests like companies and individuals trying to come watch the game," Roberts said. "It's been nice to have that response and the community gathering around to celebrate the Chiefs but also celebrate small businesses."