Chouteau Cinema

2811 NE Vivion Road,
Kansas City, MO 64119

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Rezfilmbuff on April 5, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I worked there back in high school. Concessions and did the Thursday night marquee duty (street & rooftop) – I remember The Saint, Romeo & Juliet, Space Jam and Ransom playing there.

Growing up, I remember seeing Jurassic Park (1993). It was there in Oct. 1994 and released on home video. One of the last movies to play a year+ in theaters. I remember it played with the old DTS Experience logo.

Michael (1996) – I started to clean up the theater for the next showing and this older couple got all sour at me because I had blocked their view of the end credits crawl. They left and another older couple told me, “Don’t mind them, kid.”

Also, there use to be, I think, three stencil posters of Charlie Chaplin, Marylin Monroe and John Wayne in the lobby.

Music played out by the concession stand and I remember dancing with one of the co-workers briefly and a customer came up, “Don’t let stop you all. Just wanted some extra butter on my popcorn.”

I think there was a Giovanni’s Deli next door, too.

It closed – then got rented out by a church group – then re-opened briefly before closing, again.

Great staff that worked there. Not bad for a first job.

MrDelusional on September 15, 2008 at 5:02 am

This theater had four screens. Theaters 1 & 4 were shotgun style auditoriums. Theaters 2 & 3 were the larger two auditoriums, seating 290 each. Give or take a few seats. I loved this theater. :(