The Kress Cinema & Lounge is a stylish independent movie theater that offers a nice diverse menu, full service bar and a warm fireplace. Everything is beautiful! Modern 1950s style is how I like to think of it. In fact, when I first walked into the place, I wondered if I was hip enough to be there. Take a look for yourself by clicking here. Once you go, it is the only place you will ever want to watch a movie again! You will find a wide array of showings at the Kress; from Dirty Dancing to The Evil Dead. I watched Casablanca for the first time at the Kress, and must admit, it felt right to watch it there. Most of the films are of the Sundance Film Festival variety and are not shown at other theaters. The best part about the Kress is the free movies they play on Friday (9:30 pm) and Sunday (7:00 pm). Friday is cult classic night, and Sunday is reserved for the classics. Either way, it is hard to beat a free movie! In addition to movies, the Kress features live music weekly on Friday and Saturday nights (8:30 pm). There is no cover charge to get in. I love going there for beers and live bands!
The Kress Cinema & Lounge has helped to foster a sense of community in this high plains city. Located near the intersection of 8th Street and 8th Avenue in downtown Greeley, Colorado, the Kress is part of a historic city center that has undergone a revitalization in recent years. The cinema adds to the feeling that you have stepped back in time to the classic American downtown. This truly is a hidden gem in Greeley. It is the perfect location for a date, as it is all at the same place. Wine, dine and unwind with a movie at the Kress Cinema & Lounge. Watch while you eat! Below are some recommendations and highlights to help you plan your night out.
The Kress offers a wide range of dishes named for famous movies. You might start with my favorite, the Quesablanca and nice tall beer. Make sure you save room for the Royale with Cheese. According to Zed, “It’s the best burger in town.” Finish your meal with a Charlie & the Chocolate Brownie. Check out the full menu by clicking here.
The Kress has a full service bar, so you can have some of the best drinks in town during the show. Beers from Greeley’s own Crabtree Brewing Company are featured here. There is nothing quite like a local micro-brew in Colorado. You can see the Kress’ current beer and wine list on the menu. Click here to see it.
The Kress Cinema features cult, independent, foreign and alternative movies. Check out what is currently playing by clicking here. Discounts are offered for students and seniors.
Each year, the Kress hosts an Oscar party. Click here to view pictures from these events. Looks like fun! Additionally, there has been an anniversary party every year since the establishment opened its doors. Finally, check the website to find out about special showings. For instance, Dirty Dancing was showed when Patrick Swayze passed away.
The next time you are looking for something to do in Greeley, Colorado, go out and spend a night at the Kress Cinema & Lounge.