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A much-welcomed addition to the cultural weave of this city, the Muriel Kauffman Theater is located inside the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Promising to be a venue that presents an impressive variety of artists and events, this theater is definitely a venue to visit for those who really wish to know intimately the liveliness of Kansas City. Named after a local leader, this theater is a proscenium venue, with a capacity of 1,800 seats. Appointed with the latest in technology, this theater can make an audience experience quite memorable.
This movie theater located in historic Union Station is owned and operated by the larger Dickinson Theater group. The theater screens all the latest films from Hollywood and it contains a 3-D IMAX theater. Check website for awesome coupon deals, sometimes they offer guests a free popcorn with the purchase of a ticket.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is one theater in a chain of theaters that began in Austin, Texas. It no longer belongs to the original owners (it was sold along with the name in 2004), however some of the old-school policies remain, for instance, no child under the age of six is allowed to see a film and you will be thrown out if you continually text or talk during the movie. The six screens here at this Alamo show contemporary films from Hollywood that are a bit quirky, independent and non-blockbuster. Check website for details and show times.
Kansas City's only surviving 1920 movie palace, the Midland Theatre presented silent films and elaborate stage shows during its early years. Now renamed, The Midland by AMC, this historic building has remodeled interiors and the latest in sound and lighting technology. It a one of the city's most popular venues for concerts, ballets, Broadway plays and musicals. Artists such as Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, and Lauryn Hill have performed on this prestigious stage. Do visit the website for a schedule of the upcoming performances.
This theater is run by the independent Screenland cinemas and it is one of a dying breed, with its old-fashioned marquee and plush interiors. The movie house screens favorites like "Ghost World", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Gummo" as well as contemporary films. The Armour Theatre also has one of the best craft beer selections served while you watch your flick. In addition to this theater, Screenland has three other locations in Kansas City, check website for more details and show times.
This theater, known as one of the finest outdoor theaters in the country, hosts an entire season of shows. Celebrating its 52nd anniversary season, this magnificent theater boasts a newly constructed 10-story, fully enclosed community stage, as well as "Garden of the Stars" and "Starlight Square." Most of the shows begin after 8:30p. The box office is located at 6601 Swope Parkway.
The Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City has 184 guestrooms, 3,000 slot and video poker machines and more than 50 tables, thereby making this casino one of the biggest in the country. After you collect your winning chips, the hotel has nine appetizing dining options to choose from, selections include Pearl's Oyster Bar for more formal service and Amerisports Brew Pub for the casual diner. In addition to great cuisine, Ameristar also offers daycare services, a video arcade, playground and even a movie theater for children as well as adults.