Watts Mill Cinema

1125 W. 103rd Street,
Kansas City, MO 64114

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Watts Mill Cinema

The Watts Mill Cinema was located on 103rd Street at State Line Road in the Leawood section of Kansas City. It was opened on March 21, 1973 as a 4-screen theatre. It was closed in mid-October 1996.

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KingBiscuits on June 19, 2008 at 10:35 am

This theatre was later quadded and became a second-run house.

christofermeissner on September 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I believe that Watts Mill was originally a quad when it opened in March of 1973. It was opened by Mid-America theater circuit, which was in the midst of a big expansion in the Kansas City area in the early-1970s. Boxoffice Magazine of April 2, 1973, says that the theater was Mid-America’s first quad to be opened as part of a shopping center (i.e. within the structure of the strip shopping center itself) as opposed to being adjacent to a shopping center.

rivest266 on July 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

This opened on March 21st, 1973 as a quad cinema.

rivest266 on July 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm

The Kansas City Star – October 18, 1996

Watts Mill Cinema closes Move is part of a plan to bring seven other movie theaters out of bankruptcy. Watts Mill Cinema in south Kansas City shut its doors this week as part of a plan to bring a group of area theaters out of bankruptcy.The closing came after both former and current managers told a bankruptcy trustee the theater didn’t do enough business to cover costs and was not likely to do so in the future.“It lost a lot of money,” said Bill Burnett, a vice president for Dickinson Theatres, which was chosen last month to operate the eight movie houses under a Chapter 11…

robboehm on October 29, 2020 at 4:14 pm

rivest - to what article are you referring; no link or photo.

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