On this Friday’s Episode 8 of CinemaKC, filmmakers Christopher Good and Megan Mantia with the music video QUEEN for Perfume Genius (featured in Rolling Stone) and Nathan Kincaid discusses his films MARTINI LUNCH and DARK DESERT HIGHWAY. On KCPT at 10:30 p.m. Nov 21 and again on [...]
TONIGHT on CINEMAKC at 10:30 p.m. on KCPT! Great things are happening…….Stinson McClendon and Rodney Thompson discussing STILL JAMMIN’ and MOTHER’S CLUB; Jim Lammers with animation and his work on ARCHER; Brad Burrow and Darrin Plant with work from REAL MEDIA. All with fascinating film discussion led by [...]
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.