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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.