AMC Ward Parkway 14

8600 Ward Parkway,
Kansas City, MO 64114

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rivest266 on October 30, 2020 at 4:54 pm

On September 18th, 1998 the 8 lower-level screens at the Ward Parkway 22 becomes the Parkway Artplex 8 AMC Parkway Artplex openingAMC Parkway Artplex opening Fri, Sep 18, 1998 – 78 · The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri) ·

rivest266 on October 27, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Expanded to 20 screens on June 30th, 1995, the same day as the Dickinson WestGlen 12’s opening. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on October 16, 2020 at 2:51 pm

The first 12 screens of the AMC Ward Parkway opened on November 22nd, 1991. Grand opening ad posted

AMC Ward Parkway 12 openingAMC Ward Parkway 12 opening Fri, Nov 22, 1991 – 71 · The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri) ·

Rezfilmbuff on April 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Early 90’s – Remember the high wall faces that held the movie posters as you waited for tickets. We always tried to get there early so we could ear at the food court downstairs (Sbarro: pizza slice and those doughy bread sticks with clumps of garlic wrapped in foil).

Walk up some steps to the consession stand, then, a ramp to the ticket tearer. I believe for Gettysburg (1993) they had a few Civil War reactors hanging around the steps for its opening weekend.

Use to browse the Suncoast store after a film.

A video crew was set up out side the auditorium of Showgirl (1995) getting reactions from people.

Saw Braveheart and Multiplicity in the lower level theaters.

I, too, remember it as one of the first theaters having multiple auditoriums for a single film (Batman Returns / 1992). I think it went up to a count of 6 at one time in the 2000’s.

I think I still got my AMC Moviegoer card somewhere…

Ryan M
Ryan M on January 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Added New Pictures

KingBiscuits on October 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

The theatre was recently renovated with new seats (all are recliners), added concessions and a bar and it looks great. I saw The Oranges today and it was like being in a studio screening room. It also helped that the audience enjoyed the film.

KingBiscuits on November 6, 2008 at 1:14 am

The theatre opened on November 22nd, 1991 as a twelve-screen theatre. The theatre opened eight additional screens on June 30th, 1995 to become twenty screens. The theatre became twenty-two later that year.

KingBiscuits on March 29, 2008 at 7:47 pm

I saw Inspector Gadget here in 1999 back when it was 20 screens. However, I always thought it was 24 screens and therefore thought this was the BarryWoods. I remember being so wowed with a 20 screen theatre and everything surrounding it. The theatre was non-stadium seating but a very filled theatre. The Blair Witch Project was also playing well and you could hear that one in the halls where the auditoriums were.

In short, I’ve got to come here again to remember again. Even with fewer screens.

beaumon on June 16, 2007 at 11:03 pm

When AMC came back it had to have been in the early 90’s because I saw The Lion King there when it was the Ward Parkway 12. When I came back a few years later it was a 14 plex with two stadium seating auditoriums added to one end. Year or two later it was a 20 plex with 8 more auditoriums on the lower level of the mall below the 14 existing houses. As I recall those 8 were serviced by their own small box office and concession stand. I guess they didn’t make any money because they no longer exist and it’s back to a 14 screen complex.

JoelWeide on April 30, 2007 at 11:56 am

Ward Parkway is the orignial home of the multi-plex. This shopping center is where AMC orginally put in a twin theatre becuase the overhead beams of the mall would not alow a single wide screen theatre to be constructed. This new twin actually ran the same movie in both houses, it wasn’t until about a year later that two different movies were shown at the same time. AMC moved back into Ward Parkway , (might be in 2000,) after closing the twin many years earlier.