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“An American Tail” Opens the KC Summer Animation Series presented by CinemaKC

On August 2, 2014 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

An American Tail Opens theKC Summer Animation Series presented by CinemaKC Free show on Saturday, August 2, at Screenland Crown Center with Renowned Critic Robert Butler KANSAS CITY, MO. –The first KC Summer Animation Series presented by CinemaKC will open with An American Tail onAugust 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Screenland [...]

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CinemaKC Features Area Animation Thursday, July 31, at Midnight-Thirty on KCPT

On July 31, 2014 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

CinemaKC airs Thursday, July 30 at Midnight-thirty on KCPT (That’s actually 12:30AM Friday.). Episode 7 features Dylan Dietz, Ann Mendenhall, John Berry, Mike Kelly and Mike Kearns. Be amazed at the animated works from the Midwest Association of Professional Animators and the Kansas City Art Institute students and graduates, including [...]

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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 [...]

Cinema KC History

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 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 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 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 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 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.[...]