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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.
May 14th, 1942 grand opening ad in photo section.
This opened on June 12th, 1942. June 8th ad in photo section.
May 25th, 1951 grand opening ad in photo section.
November 1st, 1934 grand opening ad in photo section
May 28th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section. First drive-in in town.