TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA SILENT ON MOVIE MULTI-PLEX RED SCARE!!!
There's a lot movie news this Saturday and that's appropriate given that Kansas City is one of the biggest moviegoing markets in all of the nation.
In fact, while researching this post a Kansas City insider reminds us of the local legacy of AMC theaters.
Longtime movie aficionados might remember Kansas City native Stan Durwood and his impact on movie history. Mr. Durwood, a WWII Air-Force Veteran, not only pioneered the movie multi-plex but also designed AMC uniforms in military fashion. In fact, it's Mr. Durwood's reputation that sparked this post.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDERS HAVE GROWN INCREASINGLY TROUBLED BY THE COMMUNIST TIES OF THE CHINESE CONGLOMERATE THAT NOW OWNS AMC!!!
Sadly, mainstream media seems intent only on covering happy corporate merger news and even celebrates gifts for KC Area Schools without much mention of the controversial ownership that offends more than a few locals.
A bit of perspective from a Kansas City political insider:
"I knew Stan Durwood and as a former military man he would have been livid while looking at the current state of the company he helped to pioneer."
Remember that the chair of the Dalian Wanda Group is a rather prominent member of the Communist Party in China and sits on the nation's top advisory council.
Now as the company looks to buy a bit of good PR in Kansas City . . . Local media remains tragically silent on the political affiliations of the new AMC boss.
Regarding the Wanda Group buying spree that's now moving into Hollywood content . . . A Kansas City political insider says this . . .
"It's just insane that that a top ranking Communist businessman now has access to thousands of screens across the nation and very few people are making a fuss about it or even asking any questions," The KC Insider noted. "Personally, I'm done with the movie chain. I'm not going to patronize a place owned by people who would be content to put a bullet in my head."
Lest some folks might write this off as criticism as reactionary and having to do with politics rather than a critique of a theater-going experience . . . The KC insider urges KC movie fans to visit Alamo Drafthouse instead patorinizeing a Communist connected biz. He notes that's where he's taking his moviegoing dollars.
DEVELOPING . . .