|Reviewed on 2004-07-13|
| The Screenland Theater is now open at 17th and Washington. It is a comfortable 150-seat auditorium showing commercial movies on Thursdays through Sundays, specializing in hard to find films.
It will be utilized Mondays thru Wednesdays for special events, private parties and press screenings.
This week (Sept. 24, 25, and 26) Screenland Theatre presents "Broadway," the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about live theatre in New York . Follow this amazing show with stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this phenomenon. Share rare, archival performance footage and thier own photos and home movies.
Friday, Sept 24 at 3:00 and 7:00
Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3:00, 7:00 and 9:15
Sunday, Sept 26 at 12:30, 3:00 and 7:00
Ample parking is provided in a lot across the street. The building itself is a marvel to behold, full of antique movie posters and decorations from past and present. It even boasts 11 red recliner leather chairs in the center of the theater for those who arrive early. Butch Rigby remodeled an old frozen fish cold storage building into an art deco office building and theatre. The Screenland theatre will serve as a film center for the Kansas City region. He will bring films to the big screen that will not otherwise see theatrical exhibition in our town. Butch will further strive to give young filmmakers and artists the opportunity to show their films to an audience. For more information go to their website: