Former Red Bridge Theater in Kansas City, MO gets makeover, new name

posted by CSWalczak on May 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

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.

Comments (2)

JoelWeide on May 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Did they move the Glenwood marquee with them? The marquee was the original from the namesake Glenwood Theatre that was just down the street from the Metcalf shopping center. The original Glenwood was built by DIckinson as a single auditoriam and had a 90 foot wide screen, later 3 more auditoriams were added, Dickinson eventually sold the Glenwood and eventually it was closed. The Fine Arts group moved everything to the Metcalf South Shopping Center which had a single screen theatre that was built by National General and later twinned by Mann. The original Glenwood had rocker seating and two of the auditoriams were 70mm equipped. The Fine Arts group moved the original Glenwood marquee to the Metcalf location. Sincerely hope they moved it again, would hate to see it torn down as well.

KingBiscuits on May 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I would hate to see the Glenwood Arts close.

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