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Update: Another sell-out for Glenwood Arts’ final movie

In W. David Keith’s “Metcalf South Memories,” characters, like an extreme mall walker played by Lauren Braton, are fictional, but the mall nostalgia is genuine.
In W. David Keith’s “Metcalf South Memories,” characters, like an extreme mall walker played by Lauren Braton, are fictional, but the mall nostalgia is genuine. The Kansas City Star

Tickets to the final movie to be shown at the Glenwood Arts at Metcalf South Shopping Center sold out in less than 24 hours — “just like a rock concert,” said Brian Mossman of the Fine Arts Theatre Group. And now tickets to a second showing are sold out as well.

So, on its final day at the mall, the theater is adding a third showing of the locally made mockumentary “Metcalf South Memories,” at 12:10 p.m. Jan. 25. (The sold-out shows are at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m.)

The theater announced last week that it is leaving the almost-closed mall and refurbishing the site of a sister theater, the Leawood, at Ranch Mart South shopping center at 95th Street and Mission Road in Overland Park. That theater will assume the Glenwood Arts name.

Mossman said they are taking the iconic Glenwood Arts sign, which once stood at the old Glenwood Theatre on Metcalf Avenue, and are looking into a new home for it.

Developers plan to turn Metcalf South into a mix of shops, restaurants, offices and apartments. The only remaining store there is Sears, which owns its building at the south end of the mall.

| Sharon Hoffmann, shoffmann@kcstar.com

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