Today, CinemaKC is announcing a paid call for entries for films to feature for a series of episodes spotlighting regional filmmakers for CinemaKC’s Season 4. Our organization hopes to expand outside its typical Kansas City-oriented spotlight and be more inclusive to the entire Missouri and Kansas filmmaking communities. These episodes will work much like a film festival. [...]
CRITICS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH OSCARS FOR SECOND ANNUAL MELEE! Trailers and clips from all nominated films! Get expert tips for your Oscar pool! Door Prizes! KANSAS CITY, MO – Join us for a robust evening of film clips and trailers for this season’s Oscar-nominated films and get Oscar picks from a feisty [...]
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.
The Centron Corporation in Lawrence, Kansas, produced hundreds of educational films, but its true claim to fame couldn’t be further from “Why Study Industrial Arts?” What made Centron beloved by generations of film geeks involved a pasty ghoul, an abandoned amusement park, and a director who wanted to try something new.