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Kansas City Movie Theaters Make Adjustments To Stay Afloat During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Laura Spencer
KCUR 89.3
The 1980s classic film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" marked the Screenland Armour's first outdoor screening, in the parking lot behind the theater.

Local independent theaters are offering online rentals for films they would normally screen indoors. The Screenland Armour theater has started showing movies outdoors, and the Fine Arts Group is soliciting donations for the first time in their 38-year history.

Two local movie theater owners share how they are weathering this pandemic which has hammered cinemas around the nation.

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