This Weekend, Cheap Thrills at KC Theaters

As Halloween approaches, two Kansas City theaters will give horror fans’ wallets a break this weekend with multiple revival marathons. Pairing two of the movies’ best science-fiction-horror hybrids, the Screenland Tapcade has planned a double bill of 1979’s essential Alien and John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing. Although the former spawned several breakneck—and a…

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Kansas City theaters celebrate Back to the Future Day

For those of a certain age, the Back to the Future trilogy is a hall-of-mirrors reverie of nostalgia. We were raised on these movies. And for most of our lives, we’ve been counting down to October 21st, 2015: the day when Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly arrives in a neon-spandex utopia of flying cars, hovering…

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“Goodfellas” Restoration Comes to KC for One Night Only

GOODFELLAS GETS “MADE” FOR 25th ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION Somewhere in the muted-palate slog of Black Mass is a compelling story of an unlikely and twisted alliance: at one point in the movie’s interminable runtime, crime-boss Whitey Bulger cozies up to his FBI handles dinner with his FBI handlers. Chewing the best steak he’s ever eaten, he…

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Mid-Continent Public Library Story Center Series

Featured Program: Speaker Series: Gillian Flynn Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. Gillian Flynn, nationally-acclaimed author of Gone Girl, will talk about how to craft her signature twists, unreliable narrators, and the challenge of adapting a book for the silver screen. The moderated Q&A will be facilitated by Steve Paul, editorial page editor for the…

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