The Platte Purchase LEC will be the talk of the Northland and will serve as an entertainment destination for surrounding communities. The innovative property will echo many of the groundbreaking entertainment concepts found at the company’s flagship location in Ankeny, Iowa and will parallel that location’s upscale and luxurious atmosphere. This Platte Purchase LEC will boast 12 lanes of bowling, each complemented by massive downlane video walls and plush couches flanking tables for casual eating and drinks during games. A full redemption arcade will sit adjacent to the lanes, featuring both the latest and greatest arcade attractions and some favorite arcade classics of yesteryear. Players can earn points during gameplay that can be redeemed for incredible prizes at the in-arcade redemption store.
But bowling and arcade constitute just the tip of this entertainment iceberg, as B&B plans to incorporate its signature Marquee Bar and Grille into the mix, providing all guests delicious made-to-order food options and beer, wine, and cocktails for guests of age. The bar will be fronted by high- and low-top tables for casual dining.
As if that weren’t enticing enough, B&B will manage to work an 8-screen theater into the LEC complex, being sure to include some of the incredible and progressive theatrical concepts and designs that have become standard in B&B’s original and modern designs.
The LEC project will only be part of the new development, which is slated to include a diverse assortment of incredible draws, many of which are still under wraps. But the engine behind it all, MD Management, has said of the new commercial district, “We are proud to welcome B&B Theatres as a tenant in the Platte Purchase/152 Development. They will join Costco, sports venues, various restaurants, and more in providing the Northland with a multitude of shopping, eating, and entertainment opportunities. The new center will be called Twin Creeks B&B Plaza and will be located on the NE corner of Highway 152 and Platte Purchase Road.”
Speaking to the scale of collaboration, Platte County Economic Development Council executive director, Alicia Stephens has indicated that “Twin Creeks Village and the Twin Creeks B&B Plaza are both the result of years of study and planning initiated by the City of Kansas City's June, 2013 ordinance, which formed the Twin Creeks KC Taskforce coordinated by the Platte County EDC. The Twin Creeks KC area sits entirely in Kansas City Missouri in Platte and Clay Counties. Through the work of the TCKC Taskforce, a destination sub-committee determined that the area needed a destination to bring visitors to KC’s Northland. Twin Creeks Village and the Twin Creeks B&B Plaza will add more entertainment, shopping, and dining options to the area which includes the proposed Northland Sports Complex, a Platte County R3 School site and Costco.” The proposed Sports Complex includes a 42 million dollar 12-field soccer field (or multiple use for football and lacrosse) and two of the fields are championship quality.
Superintendent of Schools for Platte County R-3 School District, Dr. Mike Reik added, “We are excited to be developing a school campus adjacent to such a vibrant development area. The construction of a middle school is projected for 2021 and eventually the District’s second high school will be constructed on this site. The location is ideal for forging mutually beneficial partnerships in the future and will enable us to continue to deliver a world class education to our students”.
Speaking of the LEC concept as a whole and this specific location’s relevance to the B&B Theatres brand, company President and CEO Bob Bagby said, “I am excited to bring this concept to our Kanas City guests as well as those who will be visiting the soccer fields. We’ve had great success at our Ankeny, Iowa Luxury Entertainment Center and can’t wait to unveil this concept in my hometown. We will also use this LEC as a B&B staff training center and as a place to try out new forms of entertainment in line with our plan to develop several similar complexes across the nation in the future.”
B&B Theatres is ambitiously shooting for an opening around the holiday season of 2020.
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.
Current Operations 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.