Looking for a fine cup of coffee to enjoy with your small art house movie fare in Kansas City? Then you should head to Glenwood Arts Theater. All newcomers can easily find the theater with its distinctive vintage looking sign, which was saved from the original structure that was demolished in 2000. The theater reopened in 2004 and has become the go to choice for Kansas City movie lovers. The venue embodies the definition of an old school theater. Walk through those doors and you’ll find a coffee bar, a full service soda fountain, vintage movie posters, and even a baby grand piano.
While the theaters may lean towards the smaller side, they are less crowded than the regular multiplexes around town and ten times cleaner. With a super friendly staff at hand, the theater often features quality, limited release critically acclaimed independent and foreign films. The theater is also home to the acclaimed Kansas City International Film Festival, which takes place every September.
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- Public Transportation: Good (a short walk from Metro bus 175 and The JO buses 556, 664, and 672 at Metcalf Avenue/95th Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Hollywood blockbusters, independent fare, foreign films, and documentaries
- Ticket Prices: Regular – Adult $8.50; Seniors/Children $6.75. Matinee (before 5 p.m.) – $6.50. Twilight (5 p.m.–6 p.m.) – $6.75. A 6-admission punch card is available for $36
- Kansas International Film Festival: 7-day festival in September/October in which over 50 films, including documentaries, films in competition, indies, and experimental feature-length films, are presented. Single ticket prices are the same as regular tickets. Festival pass are $60 (Film League Members $40).