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CinemaKC Presents KC Summer Animation Series: FREE quality entertainment to Kansas City audiences

On July 16, 2014 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

KANSAS CITY, MO. – As summer begins to wind down, CinemaKC will host the first KC Summer Animation Series. The series will show on the first four Saturdays in August (August 2, 9, 16, and 23) at 10:30 a.m. and will be screened at the Screenland Crown Center Theater on the third [...]

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CinemaKC Features ITVS FUTURESTATES “Charlie 13”

On July 16, 2014 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

Kansas City, Mo. – CinemaKC, the television program devoted to showcasing local films and filmmaking talent, will feature the short film “Charlie 13” from the web series Futurestates on Thursday, July 17, at midnight-thirty. (That means that it’s actually airing on Friday morning, July 18 at 12:30 a.m.). The Kansas City PBS [...]

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The Gem on the Vine

On June 17, 2014 by Loey Lockerby

  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 [...]

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The Boller Brothers

On June 30, 2013 by Loey Lockerby

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.

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Episode Eight: Timothy Harvey, Jim Schweers and Brian Boye

Episode Eight: Timothy Harvey, Jim Schweers and Brian Boye...

Get the scoop on the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City and[...]

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Episode Twelve: Anthony Ladesich

Episode Twelve: Anthony Ladesich...

The director and cinematographer shows how music inspires him and why pregnant[...]

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Episode Thirteen: Don Maxwell

Episode Thirteen: Don Maxwell...

Writer Ambrose Bierce’s short stories about the Civil War inspired a trilogy[...]

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Episode One: t2 + Back Alley Films

Episode One: t2 + Back Alley Films...

July 3rd, 2013

See what the amazing minds at T2 Studios have created.[...]

Episode Twelve: Jeph Scanlon, Trent Coffin, Shawn Edwards, Diallo Javonne French and John Shipp

Episode Twelve: Jeph Scanlon, Trent Coffin, Shawn Edwards, Diallo Javonne French and...

July 13th, 2013

Learn what’s up at two KC film festivals and meet the[...]

Episode Eleven: Cara Myers, Lyn Elliot, Misti Boland and Mary C. Taylor

Episode Eleven: Cara Myers, Lyn Elliot, Misti Boland and Mary C. Taylor...

July 13th, 2013

Find yourself captivated by four female filmmakers’ four distinct visions.[...]