Thursday, July 30, 2015

Behind the Scenes at the Exchange

UHSG went behind the scenes at the KMCC on July 29th and 30th.  The charismatic heads of the theater and food court graciously took time from their schedules to give the group a "backstage" peek at operations.

Students and parents toured the prep area of the food court and saw how and where the food and drinks are made and stored.  The KMCC food court is a opportune place for high schoolers to  get job experience, from traditional hires starting at 16-years old to the younger 14-year-olds who are eligible for the summer work programs.  The Food Court brings a taste of home to Americans stationed abroad.

Next, the tour looked behind the scenes of the KMCC theater, built just five years ago.  The theater was built to accommodate films on reel, but has been upgraded to a digital format.  It is the only AFES theater in the world that was built from the ground up to be a theater.  Most AFES theaters are converted spaces that house only one screen. The KMCC theater allows patrons to enjoy graduated seating and multiple theater rooms that seat 100-400 people.  After the tour, families were given a special package price that included drinks, popcorn, and priority seating for the Minions movie.

UHSG is grateful to all the AFES staff that made this field trip a success.