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  • Dealflicks
    Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats. His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.
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    1901-A Northwest M 7 Highway
    Blue Springs, MO US
  • Screenland Armour
    At Screenland, campy and classic are rarely mutually exclusive terms. The movie theater serves as a cinematic time machine, transporting spectators through the history of Hitchcock's mysteries and straight into the heyday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though it also shows current titles, its schedule is often beholden to audience whims—the Crossroads location hosts new independent films that are uniquely screened at this sole location. This dual devotion to cherished and modern flicks helped Screenland earn the 2012 Readers' Choice award for Best Movie Theater from the Pitch. Even outside the projection room, nostalgia rules. More than 40 games, from Donkey Kong to Missile Command, test dexterity at the Crossroads location's retro arcade, where guests can purchase passes to play indefinitely or until Frogger finally flags down a cab. Photographs taken by former Kansas City mayor Dick Berkley accompany historical trivia in the adjacent gallery, and celebrity handprints mark the outdoor patio. Greeting cinephiles out front is a marquee salvaged from the Isis Theatre, just as it once greeted a young Walt Disney when he shared his early animations there. Wedding receptions and corporate meetings alike have taken advantage of the theater's capacity for private functions. At both exclusive and public events, however, a full-service bar supplies guests with libations, cracking open bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale and Tallgrass Velvet Rooster.
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    408 Armour Rd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • B and B Theater
    The B&B Windsor 10 entertains moviegoers with cinematic shrines to elegant art-deco-inspired design, modern cinematic technology, and cushy seating. Wall-to-wall screens flood the eyes with even the most minute plot points and DTS digital surround sound in select auditoriums ensures that every car chase, merchandise-friendly catchphrase, and doomed love affair set in space is clearly heard. Select theatres embrace viewers with high-back rocker seats, arranged in stadium-style seating for optimum screen-seeing abilities.
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    2101 W Kansas St
    Liberty, MO US
  • Union Station Kansas City
    The 850,000-square-foot Union Station houses more than locomotives. Originally built in 1914, it features three 3,500-pound chandeliers, an interactive science center, and the area’s only large-format 3D movie screen. The Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain also sits just outside the grandiose landmark, wowing passersby with its 232 jets.
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    30 West Pershing Road
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Fine Arts Theatres
    Fine Arts Theatres? four venues surround moviegoers with classic silver-screen ambiance as they present the latest independent and mainstream film offerings. Lovingly refurbished neighborhood movie palaces such as the early-20th-century Rio Theatre now boast surround-sound digital audio, high-backed rocker seats with arm-mounted cup holders, and movie trailers acted out by gregarious ticket takers. In addition to flicks opening each week, The Fine Arts Theatres hosts special independent screenings throughout the year including the Kansas International Film Festival (Oct. 10-16th) that features 55 films in 7 days and the Latin American Film Festival every September.
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    11118 Holmes Rd.
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Boulevard Drive In Movie
    Spruced up with digital projection and surround sound, this theater (open since 1950) offers crystal-clear showings of blockbusters and other first-run movies—often in the form of double or triple features. Bring a picnic or go the junk-food route with hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, and candy from the concession stand. And for anyone who couldn’t get a babysitter, a jungle gym by the screen welcomes kids while parents cozy up for the flicks.
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    1051 Merriam Lane
    Kansas City, KS US

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