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On February 13, 2015 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

  Kansas City, Mo. The national Folk Alliance Festival will be held February 19-22, 2015, At Westin and the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. CinemaKC presents a film series at the Folk Alliance International Film Festival15 in the Fremont Room of the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee […]

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CinemaKC Presents the Premiere of Blue Heaven: Film by Johnny Dailey Explores New Drug

On February 5, 2015 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

KANSAS CITY, MO. – CinemaKC presents the premiere showing of Blue Heaven at 7:30p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Screenland Armour Theatre.   Blue Heaven is the street name for the drug mixicondioxidose, a sedative that allows its users to escape reality for a dangerous amount of time. Three people come […]

Film History


The Gem on the Vine

On June 17, 2014 by CinemaKC

  During jazz’s Golden Age, legends like Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Bennie Moten helped make Kansas City’s 18th and Vine district a mecca for successful and innovative musicians. In the heart of this historic area, at 1615 East 18th Street, stands the Gem Theatre. Originally named the Star Theatre, it was built […]

Cinema KC History

The Boller Brothers

On June 30, 2013 by CinemaKC

The Bollers specialized… ideal choice to design the Country Club Plaza’s movie house in 1928.  Like many of the Boller buildings, the Plaza Theater mimicked another, more exotic space, in this case a Spanish country villa.  The Plaza remained a first-run house into the 1990s, when competition from the area’s megaplexes finally shut it down.  The building was converted into a Restoration Hardware store in 1999, although the facade is still largely intact.