Former Red Bridge Theater in Kansas City, MO gets makeover, new name
KANSAS CITY, MO — The former Red Bridge Theater has been acquired by the Fine Arts Group of Kansas City, KS, which currently operates three theaters in Overland Park. The Red Bridge opened in 1999 and closed in 2008. The new owners are re-christening it the Glenwood@Red Bridge, because the owners of the shopping center in which the Fine Arts Group’s current Glenwood Arts Theater is located want to demolish the center and rebuild. The Glenwood@Red Bridge is reopening in phases, beginning April 30.
It has been a year since Mossman and his partners took over the four-plex at Holmes and Red Bridge roads. The facility opened in 1980 and closed in the summer of 2008. Over the years, the Red Bridge had several operators as both a first-run theater and a discount house.
The new Red Bridge theater still has four auditoriums, but each has fewer seats: 246, 230, 160 and 109. Mossman said his crews removed nearly 400 seats to provide more legroom.
The full story is in the Kansas City Star.