Old movie theaters like aging grocery stores get pinched out of existence with audience tastes shifting to newer, bigger places in more appealing suburban areas.
The latest to succumb is the four-screen Glenwood at Red Bridge theater. It had been a front-line movie house, drawing people from throughout the south Kansas City area to see the latest films. It was last run by the Fine Art Theatre Group, showing first-run commercial films and art films, The Kansas City Star reports.
That theater follows other places that have closed, including the cinemas at Bannister Mall and the Blue Ridge Shopping Center area.