ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A frozen sprinkler system has shut-down a trendy, new, downtown movie theater.
The goal is to re-open the MX Movies on Washington Avenue Friday night. It's been shut-down for 8 nights already, yet another casualty of last week's deep freeze.
The MX Theater on Washington Avenue just marked its 1st anniversary this week, but it was shut-down.
So, the plush seats of this dine-in theater were empty on its first anniversary earlier this week.
The problem was the sprinkler system in the adjacent parking garage. It froze and sprang a leak.
Aside from a few trash cans out to catch a very small amount of dripping water, a little bubbling paint, and hard to see water damage to one movie screen, the theater suffered almost no damage.
But it has to have a working sprinkler system to be open.
Ground floor restaurants like Pi-Pizza and Snarf`s Sandwiches re-opened after just a few days.
But the theater is on the second floor and the owner says that has apparently made the repair more challenging.