Bannister Square 6 Cinemas

5301 East Bannister Road,
Kansas City, MO 64137

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The Bannister Square 6 was located opposite the Bannister Mall just down from the Bannister Mall 5 Cinemas. I could find not time line of the theatre and very little information. I believe this theatre and the Mall Cinemas were originally part of the AMC chain, but not positive.

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swdailey on August 7, 2006 at 2:27 am

Bannister Square 6 was AMC. A friend and I actually drove up from Springfield in the early 80s and went there because it had Dolby Stereo, still a novelty at the time (we were seeing “Blade Runner”). Although built just a few years before the Oak Park Plaza, it never seemed as nice. The Bannister 5 in the mall was owned by a different chain.

rivest266 on September 16, 2006 at 12:31 pm

This was a Commonwealth, which was sold to United Artists in 1987

jumpinjiminy on August 22, 2007 at 10:45 pm

Theater opened approximately 1983, closed 1998. At present the theater sits empty. There were some incidents of vandalism and a shooting which prompted the closing of this theater.

Logan5 on September 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Correct address is 5301 East Bannister Road, on the opposite (south) side of Bannister Road from Bannister Mall, rather than on the mall property. After the AMC theatre closed, the building was occupied by Pro Plex Entertainment as a venue for boxing, concerts, etc.

ebhaynz on December 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

I think this was the Bannister Square 6, which was run by AMC and operated across the street—south from Bannister Mall. Starting around 1983 I went there many times. I distinctly remember seeing Jaws3D(July 83?) and Dead Zone(Oct 83?) and I would often go to their Fri or Sat midnight movies, which would typically show R rated fare like Flesh Gordon or an obscure AC/DC rockumentary..either way I saw both lol.

Back in 1983 the Bannister Square 6 was a nice, new theater, there was a convenient little restaurant across the parking lot, it might have been a Godfather’s pizza or a Friday’s. The Bannister Mall across the street was pretty upscale and there wasn’t a lot of riff-raff, at least in the mid 80’s. I hear by the mid 90’s there were gangs riding to the mall via Bus from Raytown, which was not only the beginning of the end but THE END.

RIP AMC Bannister Square 6.

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