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1. 'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear 'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear December 13, 2006 Mike and Vicki Walker have written a book which explores nostalgic theaters still operating in the Midwest. The book covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Two that are mentioned from...

2. 12th and Main Streets 12th and Main Streets circa 1940s Looking north along Main Street from 12th Street. On the right is the southwest corner of the Jones Store building. Harzfeld's Department Store is visible one block south, and signs for King Joy Lo Restaurant,...

3. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

4. A Cinematic Gem A Cinematic Gem December 8, 2013 Article focuses upon the history of the Plaza Grill & Cinema in Ottawa, Kansas. The theater's owner, Rita (Peach) Madl, is interviewed. Madl describes the process by which she discovered that the Plaza...

5. A Kansas City Architect: The Boller Brothers A Kansas City Architect: The Boller Brothers May-June 1982 Biographical article about the "Kansas City architectural firm (variously known as Carl Boller and Brother or the Boller Brothers)," "composed of brothers Carl and Robert Boller, natives of St. Joseph,...

6. A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm July 11, 2010 Short article about the Rio Theatre in downtown Overland Park and its owners. Includes many color photographs of interior and exterior.

7. AMC Develops New Theater Co-Star: Food AMC Develops New Theater Co-Star: Food March 4-10, 2011 Article about the new concepts AMC Entertainment Inc. is trying to increase sales at the concession stands, like their expansion of restaurant-style Cinema Suites and the convenience store presentation...

8. AMC Entertainment AMC Entertainment 1985-1994 Newspaper clippings on the AMC Entertainment movie theater company founded and based in Kansas City by the late Stan Durwood.

9. AMC May be Coming Attraction for P & L District AMC May be Coming Attraction for P & L District July 8-14, 2005 Article discusses possibility of AMC locating a theater complex in the new Entertainment District, possibly in the Empire Theater.

10. An Interview With Henry Villarreal An Interview With Henry Villarreal 1981-05-29 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 29, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....

11. Apocalypse Drive-In Apocalypse Drive-In September 5-11, 2013 Article documents the struggles of the I-70 Drive-in and the Midway Drive-in, two area drive-in theaters that have not been able to convert to digital projectors. SPECO, a company that was based in Kansas...

12. Ashland Theatre/William L. Shelton Ledger Book Ashland Theatre/William L. Shelton Ledger Book 1907-1922 This collection consists of one 272 page ledger book identified as C Book ledger and containing entries from the years 1907 to 1922. The book appears to have belonged to William L. Shelton. Some of the...

13. Baby Lovett Baby Lovett File contains photos and information on Sam Lovett, or Baby Lovett, an African American jazz drummer raised in Louisiana and coming to Kansas City about 1922 as "a sound-effects man for silent movies"...

14. Biography of Stanley Durwood (1921-1999), Inventor of the Movie Multiplex Biography of Stanley Durwood (1921-1999), Inventor of the Movie Multiplex 2003

15. Biography of the Dubinsky Brothers, Entertainers--Maurice (1882-1929); Edward (circa 1886-1960); and Biography of the Dubinsky Brothers, Entertainers--Maurice (1882-1929); Edward (circa 1886-1960); and Barney (1892-1949) 2004

16. Blaze Destroys Old Ballroom: Midtown Building, Opened in 1913, Was in Renovation Blaze Destroys Old Ballroom: Midtown Building, Opened in 1913, Was in Renovation October/27/2001 Photos and article about the fire destroying the Monaco Ballroom, a former movie theater being restored at 31st and Cherry Streets. Built in 1913 as the Gillham Theater ("a movie palace") "by Cleveland...

17. Colonial Theater Colonial Theater December/5/1926 Article about the renovation of the 1909 "neighborhood amusement place" and "nickel show" theater at 39th and Woodland Avenues into a motion picture theater.

18. Colonial Theater Colonial Theater February/21/1938 Article reporting the fire that destroyed the cinema at 3838 Woodland Avenue, witnessed by about 600 spectators.

19. Country Club Plaza Country Club Plaza circa 1937 Street level view of Wyandotte Street near 47th Street in the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza Theater is in view on the left located at 4704 Wyandotte. A small fountain is in view on the right.

20. Deaths: Stephen L. Potter Deaths: Stephen L. Potter May/11/1960 Photo and obituary for Stephen Potter, "67, formerly of Kansas City" in the 1930s-1940s. Native of Marshall, Missouri coming to Kansas City as a "partner with his brother, C. H. Porter, in operating five...