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Alamo Drafhouse Cinema Coming to the Foundry
Rendering of the Alamo Drafhouse Cinema Coming to St. Louis at the Foundry, courtesy Lawrence Group
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 24, 2018 - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has unveiled plans to open its first location in St. Louis.
Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis at the upcoming City Foundry STL development in St. Louis' Midtown district will be a ten screen cinema with approximately 942 luxury recliners along with a full service bar and restaurant featuring 48 local craft beers on tap. The theater is expected to open in early 2019.
In a release, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League, said "We're excited to become a part of the St. Louis film community at large as well as a part of the vibrant City Foundry STL project," said Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. "We'll soon be hiring a St. Louis team to bring our mix of blockbusters, indies, foreign films, documentaries and classic movies to the neighborhood."
Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis's ten screens will showcase the very best new releases, iconic special events, and the company's unique take on repertory programming. Each theater will be equipped with top-of-the-line digital 4K projection and dynamic surround sound, and fully outfitted with luxury recliners equipped with footrests, ensuring every seat in the house offers a viewing experience of unparalleled comfort. This Alamo Drafthouse will also feature a Premium Large Format Theater showcasing the very best presentation available today, including Dolby Atmos sound technology.
Continuing the company's commitment to preserving film, Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis will also feature 35mm changeover projection so that both classic films and new releases can be experienced in glorious celluloid. The new location will also present Alamo Drafthouse's signature special events, like Movie Party celebrations of classic favorites (ELF, PRINCESS BRIDE, GHOSTBUSTERS), deep dives into cinephilia, and family-friendly choices like the Kids Camp series that raises money for local schools and nonprofits.
The theater will soon be hiring a Creative Manager to oversee programming, events and promotion for the theater, as well as a seasoned restaurant General Manager, Kitchen Manager/Chef and Operation Managers. As it nears its opening date, Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis will be hiring for approximately 175 additional positions, largely from the surrounding neighborhoods. To learn more, please visit: drafthouse.com/st-louis/careers/join-the-team.
Edward Jones Surpasses 2017 Alzheimer's Association Fundraising Goal
ST. LOUIS, MO, (PRNewswire), January 24, 2018 - Edward Jones has surpassed its annual fundraising goal for the Alzheimer's Association.
As a strategic partner and the first national presenting sponsor for the Association's annual Walk to End Alzheimer's®, Edward Jones raised more than $2.3 million in 2017 through its 2,752 teams across the country. The firm's total contributions in support of the strategic alliance last year topped $4.8 million.
"Our associates have taken the cause of the Walk to End Alzheimer's to heart, as this disease affects our families and our clients in ways that can be devastating," said John Beuerlein, the principal leading the Edward Jones Senior Investor Council. "We're proud that Edward Jones has a culture of caring that empowers and supports all of us to work together to make a difference in the communities where we live and work."
The strategic alliance, which began in 2016, has several facets. The Alzheimer's Association has worked with Edward Jones to create the Edward Jones Alzheimer's Research Fund, a targeted effort to accelerate research on treatment methods, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer's Association also provides educational programs for Edward Jones associates so they can share resources with clients.
"Over the past two years, the incredible efforts by Edward Jones have enabled the Alzheimer's Association to fund additional research and expand its outreach to help and support more families seeking information, support and guidance around this life-changing disease," said Donna McCullough, Chief Development Officer, Alzheimer's Association. "We look forward to the future and the progress we can achieve together."
Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed, according to the Alzheimer's Association. In the United States alone, more than 5 million people are living with the terminal brain disease, and this number is set to skyrocket to nearly 14 million by 2050 unless more effective treatments are found.
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