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Aparofan commented about "Jaws"... Happy 35th! on Jun 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I believe that was the admission schedule at the bottom of the KC ad. I need to dig out the original copy I printed off the microfilm. The Midland had an exclusive on it for a while so it was kind of like a roadshow minus the reserved seats.

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Aparofan commented about "Jaws"... Happy 35th! on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Here’s a scan of the opening day ad in Kansas City. I had to crop out the top since it didn’t fit on the microfilm machine. I miss the days of huge movie ads in newspapers.

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Aparofan commented about Happy 30th, "Empire" on May 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Another great article Michael. I’ll never forget seeing it at the Midland in Kansas City for my 10th birthday.

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Aparofan commented about "Alien" 30th Anniversary on Aug 24, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I saw it sometime during its first run at the Midland in Kansas City, a gorgoeus movie palace with a huge screen and great sound. It was in 70mm but I was a little young to fully appreciate it. I was nine years old and it scared me half to death. My dad thought it was going to be more like Star Wars and was pretty shocked when it wasn’t. I’d think the R rating would have tipped him off. We stayed for the whole thing though. To this day, it’s the scariest movie I’ve ever seen.

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Aparofan commented about Noland Fashion Cinema on Jun 12, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I’m pretty sure this theater opened in the mid 80’s. I remember going there in high school and I graduated in 1988. It’s a little run down now but it’s a decent second run house.

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Jun 8, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Thanks for the link. My earlier links weren’t very user friendly.

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Aparofan commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 32: Kansas City) on Jun 8, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Thanks for the list. I have some of the Cinerama ads from the Empire but not all of them. It’s great to see all the opening dates.

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on May 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm

We ended up going yesterday and had a great time. AMC did a wonderful job renovating the place and everything was very nice. While I wish they would have tried to recreate the original theater, the new theater is very modern and high tech. I’m thrilled that there are movies being shown again at 14th and Main. I took a punch of pictures and posted them on my Flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34443508@N08/

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Apr 30, 2009 at 6:38 pm

My wife and I are planning on going sometime this weekend. I’m looking forward to it. Claydoh77, I was going through some old comments about the Glenwood and saw that you had postcards from when the place opened. I’d love to see them. I’ve been looking for them for quite a while. Please e-mail me at Thanks!

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Apr 17, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Today’s Kansas City Star has a pretty good article about the new Mainstreet. It promises to be quite a place.

http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1146859.html

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Mar 29, 2009 at 11:19 pm

My buddy and I went downtown today and took a bunch of pictures. The restaurant off the lobby is open but the actual theater is a little behind. It’s due to open May 1. The KC police officer who was watching the place let us into the lobby so I got a couple of shots of the interior of the lobby. It looks great. I also took a couple of pictures through the window that turned out pretty good too.

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Aparofan commented about State Theatre on Mar 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Here’s a 1997 shot of the State.

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Aparofan commented about Skyway 6 Theatres on Mar 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Here’s a 1997 shot of the Skyway.

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Aparofan commented about Orpheum Theatre on Mar 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Here’s a 1997 shot of the Orpheum.

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Mar 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I drove by the theater last night and the exterior looks fantastic. The inside was still being worked on but everthing looks great. I can’t wait for it to reopen. Here are a couple of shots I took from my car while waiting at the light. It snowed earlier so there my windshield was still pretty wet.

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Feb 3, 2009 at 12:25 am

I just drove by the theater about an hour or so ago and I didn’t see any AMC signage although I was driving and didn’t get a great look. I did see the support for the vertical marquee and the lights were on so I got a very quick look at the interior. I’m real excited to see it open.

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Aparofan commented about Twin Drive-In on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Here are some shots I took yesterday while it was snowing outside.

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Aparofan commented about Happy 30th birthday, Superman!!! on Dec 18, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I can’t believe it’s been 30 years. I saw it on opening weekend when I was eight years old at the Empire in Kansas City and was blown away. At the time I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t exactly like the comic but as I got older I liked it more and more. It remains my favorite superhero movie and my favorite John Williams score.

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Aparofan commented about Remembering Cinerama Part IV on Sep 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm

These are great! Any chance for Kansas City?

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Aparofan commented about Pharaoh 4 Cinemas on Sep 18, 2008 at 10:30 pm

It’s run by Globe Cinemas. Here’s their site.

www.globecinemas.com

They also run the Twin and I-70 drive-ins.

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Aparofan commented about Pharaoh 4 Cinemas on Sep 18, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for the plug Lost Memory. I go here often because it’s not too crowded and it’s a nice reminder of my childhood.

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Aparofan commented about Blue Ridge Cinema East on Sep 3, 2008 at 12:02 am

Here are some ads from the theater’s opening in December, 1971.

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Aparofan commented about Boulevard Drive-In on Aug 18, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Here are a couple of pictures I took on August 16.

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Aparofan commented about Midland Theatre on Aug 18, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Here are three photos I took on August 16. It looks pretty good.

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Aparofan commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Aug 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Here’s another photo I took on August 16. It doesn’t look like they’ve progressed very much.

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