Proceeds benefitting CinemaKC Locally produced documentary depicts how the once-powerfulKansas City Mafia muscled their way into the River Market, and how an investigation of several murders became integral in bringing down some of the biggest mob bosses in the country. Produced by a retired veteran of the Intelligence Unit using actual wiretaps. Where: Screenland Crown Center When: November 15-21, 1:45 & 6:30pm daily [...]
It’s bingo…but it’s definitely not your Momma’s bingo…it’s Hamburger Mary’s Kansas City! And it’s all for charity ! Join us Monday November 4, come out and support CinemaKC at Hamburger Mary’s Charity Bingo! If you’ve never been to a Hamburger Mary’s Charity Bingo event you won’t want to miss! Stick [...]
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.