Off-Center Theatre

2450 Grand Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Functions: Live Performances

Previous Names: Crown Center 6 Theatres, Screenland Crown Center

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 816.421.9700

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Off-Center Theatre

Located in the Crown Center which is a hotel/shopping/entertainment complex. Small entrance in the mall section of the complex and had six small auditoriums but they were well decorated. Great seating and sound systems. Opening as the Crown Center 6 Theaters on December 7, 1984, it showed first run features and was operated by Globe Cinemas of Kansas City.

The Crown Center 6 Theaters was closed as a movie theatre in late-2007. Part of the space now operates as a live performance theatre, known as the Off-Center Theatre.

On December 25, 2009, two of the screens seating 175 and 125 reopened as movie theatres, now named Screenland Crown Center. The opening films were “The Road” and “Me and Orson Welles”. The cinema has a fully licenced bar. The cinema was closed February 26, 2015. Live theatre use continues.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

RobbKCity on July 26, 2007 at 11:02 pm

The Crown Center 6 operated by Globe Theaters is closing in early August 2007. The space will be renovated and reopened as a live performance theatre.

owenspierre81 on January 11, 2008 at 9:29 pm

My most memorable moment at the Crown Center Cinema is that I saw “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” back in 2001 and it blew me away and had my imagination running wild

RobbKCity on January 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm

The Crown Center 6 is now closed.

owenspierre81 on January 18, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Although the Crown Center 6 is closed, I will not forget the unforgettable memories of that theater. I miss it so much.

karlyjm on February 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm

I met some of the greatest people of my life at that theatre and I will never forget it either. It will stay with me forever also…

KingBiscuits on October 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I was here today and it is currently up and running as a live venue. The theatre is starting Mall Of The Dead on Friday and will run throughout October.

CSWalczak on December 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

Two of the former six cinemas have reopened; the entry for this theater needs to be updated. The theater is now a twin called the Screenland Crown Center. See story here: View link

sunflower62 on February 27, 2015 at 11:20 pm

This theater has closed. The final day of showings was Thursday February 26, 2015.

Sharon Hoffman of the Kansas City Star reported on Feb 20 that the final week would feature screenings of Oscar nominees, as well as movies in the Folk Alliance Film Festival. The mall decided to stop leasing the space for the movie theater, only for the adjacent live theater run by Musical Theater Heritage.

Screenland will continue to operate the Crossroads and Armour theaters in the Kansas City area. Information can be found at their official website:

rivest266 on May 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

This opened as the Crown Center Cinemas on December 7th, 1984 with 6 screens. a newspaper ad has been uploaded in the photo section.

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