AMC Embassy 1 & 2

438 Nichols Road,
Kansas City, MO 64112

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Embassy - Kansas City, MO

This location in the Country Club Plaza often had exclusive engagements. it opened August 11, 1964. I saw “A Clockwork Orange” there in August, 1972. It was closed on January 25, 1981 with Bo Derek in “A Change of Seasons” & Angela Lansbury in “The Mirror Crack’d”. I think it was located under a parking garage which may still be standing.

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MovieSnob on June 28, 2013 at 12:02 am

Normally, the same feature would play on both screens for the first month of the run, then a smaller picture would occupy the other screen. I think this theater was below a bowling alley, with only a small marquee and two door entrance at street level. I recall a fountain at the bottom of the staircase, and at least one of the theaters was about 16 seats wide and seemed to be 50 rows long.

The Embassy tended to play less-mainstream fare: “That Cold Day in the Park”, “Me Natalie”, “The Damned”, “The Devils”, “Popi”, “The Rain People”, etc. Sometime in the mid-70s, The Embassy started running bigger films, and did so until it closed.

Infanma on July 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Waited around the block to see The Exorcist at Embassy. Also went on my first real date there. Lots of great memories.

rivest266 on July 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

This opened on August 11th, 1964. Grand opening ad in photo section.

midtown_kc on March 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

You mentioned The Exorcist….I’m pretty sure this video has a picture of The Embassy Theatre, CC Plaza 1973. The picture is at 1:30 into the video and only lasts 3 seconds so pause it to see it.

dallasmovietheaters on November 21, 2020 at 7:06 pm

The AMC Embassy 2 departed on January 25, 1981 with Bo Derek in “A Change of Seasons” on Screen 1 and Angela Lansbury in “Mirror Crack’d” on Screen 2.

MSC77 on December 26, 2023 at 8:33 am

Fifty years ago today THE EXORCIST opened here. Embassy was among only two-dozen cinemas in twenty-one North American markets to play the film at release launch.

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