AMC Metro 4

NW Metro N Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64155

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Durwood Theatres Inc.

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Durwood Metro 4

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Durwood Theatres Inc. opened the Durwood Metro 4 on December 8, 1966. It was the worlds' first 4-screen cinema to open. Taken over by AMC, they closed it on September 17, 1975. It was taken over by Guy-Con Theatres and reopened on December 17, 1976, but closed on June 21, 1977. AMC took it back and it reopened on August 17, 1979. It closed in 1982.

It has since been gutted for retail use.

Contributed by Chris Knight

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

jumpinjiminy on August 14, 2007 at 12:35 pm

I received my first kiss in this theater. The theater location is now a social security office. It was located in the 1600 block of 63rd St. on the north side of the street in the Metro Plaza Shopping Center which is still there.

spectrum on March 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Actually the Parkway Twin, which was opened by AMC in Kansas City in 1962 was their first multiplex. But this was certainly one of the earliest.

rivest266 on April 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

This is the first 4-plex in the world.

rivest266 on September 24, 2020 at 10:31 pm

timeline of the cinema:

• December 8th, 1966 opened by Durwood Theatres as the world’s first 4-screen cinema complex

• September 17th, 1975 AMC closes it

• December 17th, 1976 Guy-Con Theatres reopens it as a dollar cinema

• June 21st, 1977 closes again

• August 17th, 1979 AMC reopens it as a dollar house

• 1982 closed

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