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How Kansas City's Independent Movie Theaters Survive

If you want to catch a flick in Kansas City, there are plenty of options. You could stream movies from your own couch, or venture out to a multiplex for an IMAX screen experience. We explore what keeps so many Kansas Citians going to smaller, independent movie theaters. 


  • Brian Mossman is the owner of Fine Arts Group which operates theaters like the Rio, and the Glenwood Arts Center.
  • Adam Roberts is the owner of Screenland Armour and Screenland Crossroads (known as Tapcade).
  • Jerry Harrington is the owner of the Tivoli Cinemas in Westport.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.