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July 11th, 1918 grand opening ad in photo section.
September 29th, 1972 grand opening ad in photo section.
October 22nd, 1976 grand opening ad in photo section.
This opened on March 21st, 1975 by Guy-Con Enterprises. Grand opening ad in photo section.
May 22nd, 1974 grand opening ad in photo section.
Closed in 1997.
The Kansas City Star – July 20, 1997
Screen boom puts future of older movie houses out of focus Discount status may await some longtime favorites.
You don’t open 150 movie screens in six months in a town this size without creating a lot of fallout.In the Kansas City movie market, that fallout already has begun and will undoubtedly continue. Be prepared to find your local movie house closed or turned into a discount operation.Late last month the Truman Corners, Blue Ridge East, Blue Ridge West and Chouteau cinemas were shut down by their owner, the Cinema Venture Corp. All four (comprising 20 screens) were ``dollar
May 24th, 1974 grand opening ad in photo section.
The Kansas City Star – October 18, 1996
Watts Mill Cinema closes Move is part of a plan to bring seven other movie theaters out of bankruptcy.
Watts Mill Cinema in south Kansas City shut its doors this week as part of a plan to bring a group of area theaters out of bankruptcy.The closing came after both former and current managers told a bankruptcy trustee the theater didn’t do enough business to cover costs and was not likely to do so in the future.“It lost a lot of money,” said Bill Burnett, a vice president for Dickinson Theatres, which was chosen last month to operate the eight movie houses under a Chapter 11…
This opened on March 21st, 1973 as a quad cinema.
The Kansas City Star – November 14, 1997
Outclassed Ranch Mart turns off the lights for the last time Former trendy theater at 95th and Mission will close Sunday.
The Ranch Mart Cinema at 95th Street and Mission Road will close after the last show Sunday night, ending nearly 30 years of operation.“The lease is expiring, and we just feel that the demand for discount pictures is waning,” said Ron Leslie, operator of the four-screen “dollar” house. Leslie, a former AMC Entertainment president, said his Resort Theaters of America will continue to operate the two-screen Metcalf Theatre, which also offers second-run films at a reduced ticket…
November 24th, 1972 grand opening ad as a 4-plex in photo section.
December 25th, 1971 grand opening ad with picture in photo section.
February 5th, 1969 grand opening ad for the Glenwood II in photo section
May 29th, 1970 grand opening ad in photo section.
March 22nd, 1968 grand opening ad as Kimo South in photo section.
April 4th, 1968 grand reopening ad in photo section.
This opened on May 22nd, 1968. Grand opening ad in photo section
July 8th, 1966 grand opening ad ad Fine Arts in photo section
Grand opening ad in photo section.
Opened in November or December 1966.
This opened on August 11th, 1964. Grand opening ad in photo section.
July 22nd, 1964 grand opening ad in photo section.
July 12th, 1963 grand opening ad in photo section.
March 16th, 1962 grand opening ad for the Saxon as well as the March 23rd, 1962 ad for the Studio in photo section.
Durwood’s first twin, not the Parkway.
Adult cinema policy started on September 1st, 1962. Ad in photo section.
August 23rd, 1961 grand opening ad in photo section.