Truman Corners 4 Theatre

12128 Highway 71,
Grandview, MO 64030

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Located in the Truman Corners Shopping Center, this was one of the more elaborate four screens that were opening in the Kansas City area in the early 1970’s (it opened in December 1972).

An impressive white front with arched areas along the top of the building with white pilisters about every eight feet supporting the arches. A glass front building with a large lobby and very comfortable auditoriums with seating being the newest on the market at the time.

The Truman Corners closed in the mid-1980’s when the larger multiplexes started opening in the Kansas City/Independence area.

Contributed by Church Van Bibber

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on September 1, 2005 at 1:16 pm

Was this one of the last theatres AMC opened when they were still known as Durwood Theatres?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm

The Truman Corners Cinemas quad was opened in 1972 by Mid-America Cinema Corp., and was a slightly larger version of the same company’s Blue Ridge Cinemas opened at Independence, Missouri, the previous year. The December 18, 1972, issue of Boxoffice said that the opening of the Truman Corners Cinemas was set for December 22.

The new house had 1,280 seats, divided 430, 430, 210, and 210. The Boxoffice item did not name the architects, but an item about the Blue Ridge Cinemas in the December 20, 1971, issue had named that four-plex’s architects as Fullerton, Carey, Kaster & Oman.

Mid-America was still operating this theater as late as 1979. I’ve been unable to discover when it was taken over by AMC.

Roger_Kemerling
Roger_Kemerling on July 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I worked at this theatre from 1983 – 1990. It was run by mid-america when I started and I would say around 1985 it was bought by AMC.

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