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B&B Theatres announces November 7 Grand Opening of Topeka Wheatfield 9

B&B Theatres has announced the Grand Opening of the Topeka Wheatfield 9, a state-of-the-art theater complex at 2829 SW Fairlawn Road in Topeka.  The company has been conducting training nights and will formally open to the public on the evening of November 7.

Nestled in the new Wheatfield Village development at 29th and Fairlawn, the Wheatfield 9 hopes to become Topeka’s premiere cinema venue, and the company is excited to introduce their signature service and amenities to the area.

The Topeka Wheatfield 9 will feature heated electric recliners, an art-deco aesthetic, made-to-order menu items, and a full-service bar in addition to some exclusive theatrical concepts: MX4D and the Grand Screen.  Company representatives say that area movie-lovers will be blown away by the beauty and class of the facility as well as the unparalleled quality of the presentation and theatrical experience.

The Grand Screen Theatre features heated electric recliners and DTSX surround sound coming from all directions including the ceiling. Movie-goers can view their favorite films on a screen that is 6 stories wide and 4 stories tall, from one of 210 seats. Doctor Sleep will be showing on opening night at 6:30 and 10:00 PM.

Paul Farnsworth, Director of Public Relations for B&B Theatres, relaxes in one of the heated recliners.

The MX4D theatre features an interactive movie experience, including 79 seats that vibrate and move, along with environmental special effects like water mist or a burst of air into your space. The movie Midway will show on opening night at 7:00 and 10:30 PM.

The special effects in the MX4D theatre include seats that move and tilt, with mist and bursts of air on occasion.

The other seven theatre screens are more traditional, but still have the heated electric recliners, holding anywhere from 44-90 patrons. Movies showing on opening night are Doctor Sleep(R), Midway(PG13), Last Christmas(PG13), Playing with Fire(PG), Terminator: Dark Fate(R), Arctic Dogs(PG) and Zombieland 2: Double Tap (R).

There is a lounge area where patrons can watch television while they wait, or even while they wait for children to attend a movie. Drinks and food items can be taken anywhere and into any theatre.

Tickets can be ordered online or at the Box Office, and you can pick your specific seat number, so it will be reserved for you. Ticket prices are $11.49 for adults, $9.99 for 60+, and $8.99 for age 3-11. Upcharges for Grand Screen are $4.00 for 2D showings and $6.00 for 3D. Upcharges for the MX4D is $7 for 2D and $8.00 for 3D. The Hotline is 785-246-7479.

Thrifty movie-goers can sign up online for the loyalty program (no charge) and be eligible for $5 movie tickets on Tuesdays. They can then add the upcharge for extras if desired. They also get free popcorn.

Birthday Parties, Private Auditorium Rentals, Group Pricing and other specials are also available.

The menu features a pretty extensive variety of food and drink items.


Company History

B&B Theatres has been family owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies.  During the company’s 95 years and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, and now digital cinema.

B&B Theatres is the 6th largest theatre chain in North America and operates 405 screens at 50 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, and Florida.

For a full list of tickets and showtimes and additional information on this theater and other B&B projects, visit bbtheatres.com. You can also follow B&B Theatres on Facebook (bbtheatres.com/facebook), Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (@bbtheatres, #bbtheatres), where you will be able to subscribe and comment on posts for chances to win prizes.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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