Kansas City theater will participate in Reel Film Day, screen 35mm prints of ‘Kill Bill’

In a move sure to inspire much rejoicing (and, from your less-cinephilic friends, much shrugging), Alamo Drafthouse has just announced that March 5 will henceforth be known as “Reel Film Day,” a national celebration of 35mm celluloid. (Written cardinally, March 5 is 3.5—get it?) Partnering with Kodak, the theater chain will ring in the holiday…

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A SHOUT-OUT TO AN IMPORTANT CINEMAKC SPONSOR!

  We’d like to thank Visit KC, Kansas City’s convention and visitors association, and its KANSAS CITY FILM OFFICE (KC Film), attracting film, television and media (including new media) production to the Kansas City area. Each week, audience members can enjoy a different exploration of Kansas City locations, thanks to Visit KC’s Kansas City Film Office…

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UPDATE: ‘CinemaKC’ Season Six submission deadline extended

Attention filmmakers: we invite you to submit your work for consideration for the sixth season of CinemaKC. Viewership has grown dramatically in recent years; and to address our expanding audience, we’re extending the submission range to the entirety of Missouri, Kansas, and beyond. The submission deadline is August 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM CDT. There is no submission…

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CinemaKC now accepting submissions for season six

Attention filmmakers: we invite you to submit your work for consideration for the sixth season of CinemaKC. Viewership has grown dramatically in recent years; and to address our expanding audience, we’re extending the submission range to the entirety of Missouri, Kansas, and beyond. The submission deadline is July 18, 2016 by 11:59 PM CDT. There is no submission…

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This week in KC cinema

Movie theaters are warzones this time of year. After the opening salvos of The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War, the summer-movie season is in full swing; and there’s little room left at cineplexes as those two juggernauts duke it out for the top spot. But a few smaller releases and revivals are seeing…

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Kansas City theater director helped usher ‘The Invitation’ to screens nationwide

Around midnight last Halloween at the Alamo Mainstreet, Ryan Davis took the stage to announce the night’s headliner. It was late. Attendees had already cheered along Paul Rudd in his debut feature, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers; cringed through the black-hole inevitability of home-invasion provocation The Strangers; and tripped on the color-porn fantasia…

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This Week in KC Cinema

Stanley Kubrick leaves this writer cold. But for plenty of movie fans, that’s the point: his clinical, calculating provocations are perennial favorites. Those on Kubrick’s wavelength can wallow in the chill this weekend when the Cinemark 20 in Merriam screens a double feature of A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clockwork remains an…

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