109 East 12th Street,
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Located in downtown Kansas City, the Regent Theatre was built in 1914 for Frank Newman. The Regent Theatre was bought in 1920 by Maurice, Edward and Barney Dubinsky, who then incorporated as Dubinsky Theatres. In around 1943 until at least 1950, it was operated by Commonwealth Amusement chain, and they had architecture firm Boller Brothers remodel the theatre in 1947.
Later going back to Dubinsky Theatre, who later changed their (and the company’s) name to Durwood, they built a chain of theatres in the Kansas City area. In 1961, the chain passes to Edward’s son Stanley,who changed the name to American Multi-Cinema (AMC).
It 1963, AMC opened its first multiplex cinema, the Parkwood Twin. Later in the early-1960’s, the Regent Theatre closed and was demolished to make way for an office tower.
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