Tuesday, May 14, 2019

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA CINEMARK MOVIE THEATER SHUTTING DOWN!!!



There are many Kansas City residents who claim that the Plaza movie theater is the biggest problem in the constant struggle to control violent teen flash mobs.

Now we get to see if they're right.

To wit . . .

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY CONFIRMED!!! THE PLAZA MOVIE THEATER IS SHUTTING DOWN!!!

Now, during the latest plaza "uprising" there was word of this fact FIRST BEFORE ANY OTHER NEWS OUTLET in the comments.

Timestamped in for posterity.

Save The Plaza said...

Hope closing down the movie theater will help this.

5/5/19, 4:33 AM

This just goes to show that you d-bags reading this blog have a great deal of insight into the news despite the hateration against free speech from otherwise timid souls.

The newspaper FINALLY noted this just a few moments ago with second hand source, a full week after our blog community but the news on blast FIRST.

Sources say Cinemark Palace at the Plaza will be closing.

“Cinemark told us the week of the festival this year that they were, in fact, closing,” said Veronica Elliott Loncar, executive director of the Kansas City FilmFest International, on Monday. The group has held its festival at Cinemark since 2013. “We are looking at other theaters in Kansas City so we will be somewhere. We are checking out all our options.”

Cinemark employees also are telling customers the theater will shut down on May 19.

And so, now we put the question to start this morning for our blog community . . .

WILL THE CINEMARK THEATER SHUT DOWN SAVE THE PLAZA?!?!?

You decide . . .

News link update after TKC:

KMBC: Cinemark on the Plaza set to close

KSHB: KSHB: According to Veronica Loncar, the executive director of Kansas City FilmFest International, which has most recently been hosted at Cinemark.“They told us during the festival that they are closing,”

KCTV5: KC FilmFest International is on the lookout for new venues to screen films next year.

Fox4: The theater’s website doesn’t list any showtimes for movies beyond Wednesday.

Developing . . .

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good riddance.

Apox said...

Might help things a little but the damage has already been done. A lot of businesses have moved out of the plaza because the situation never really got under control. Hopefully, this is a step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Somewhat agree. mainly that the damage has already been done.

Joby said...

The promise is that they'll put better new businesses there to replace the theater. Taking the plaza in a new upscale direction is the right thing to do and that starts with removing the theater, it was outdated and stinky anyway. Long ago that was the right move but nowadays people just watch movies at home.

Anonymous said...

That theatre is where I saw Planet of the Apes.

Anonymous said...

This might help curb the "teens" chaos some, but the theater has really always been little more than an excuse.
There still will be plenty of pedestrians to hassle and force into the streets, cars to damage, and businesses to be obnoxious in.
The comments about damage to the Plaza already being done are right on and there are many more places to shop available where regular folks who just want to enjoy themselves can and will go instead.
Putting up with bad behavior at this level is just making excuses for behavior that most likely gets worse.
And in some cases, much much worse.
As long as the foundational problem isn't even identified, much less addressed, nothing much is going to change.
And that takes both leadership and courage, both of which KCMO remains bereft.
It never changes.

Anonymous said...

To be sure, kill the MickeyD's as well.

Anonymous said...

"That theatre is where I saw Planet of the Apes.

5/14/19, 5:58 AM"

And now you can actually see the apes walking around the once nice Plaza.

Ain't progress great?

chuck said...

It will help.

Install speakers throughout the Plaza playing country music, it's likes Wolf's Bane to the Blood Sucking Vampire "Protected Class".

Black mothers don't discipline their children in any serious way and insist, even in the face of video and the unambiguated evidence to the contrary, that they have raised choir boys and future Pulitzer Prize winners (Well..., they might be right about that, Obama received a Pulitzer for fogging a mirror and being black.). So when little Colla'Greeniqua wants to get dropped off at Oak Park Mall instead of the Plaza, her mom, V'Lanta'la'mana'ma'nisha, will oblige so she can go "clubbin".

Anonymous said...

Put a we are hiring sign in front of every business. That will keep the teens out.

Anonymous said...

If it's closing Friday night look for the Plahzah to be a bigger zoo than usual this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I saw the Force Awakens there and thought it was a dump then. Not surprised it's closing because if you leave the flash mob stuff out of it, it's just not a good movie theatre.

Cinemark theatres are cheap, the one on the Plaza and in Merriam are some of the cheapest in town. But their also the biggest dumps in town as well. The decor is still stuck in 1992. Right now I'll stick with B&B and AMC. Yes, you have to pay a little more, but it's worth it.

As for will this help the Plaza? No, not really. People still think it's unsafe and the ma and pop upscale shops and restaurants are long gone. Why go there and battle traffic and flash mobs when your local burb has the same things?

The Plaza is a dinosaur right after the asteroid hit. I say tear down half of it and build a new baseball stadium.

Anonymous said...


Does that really surprise anyone? We now have Aunt Ann's pretzel, hamburger joints, and tacky stores, so the Plaza is no longer what it used to be. Next tourists and out of state companies will stop coming to that area and will probably book their clients into OP. Good goin Sly the Plaza is a playground for bad black kids and liberal protests...a lot of money to be made there.

Anonymous said...

Everything that once made The Plaza so relaxed, pleasant, and unique for EVERYONE is gone. Totally destroyed.

What a tragedy

Chief Sitting Sharice said...

Don't worry KCMO media will continue to pound out holograms and images about how fantastic that area is.


Anonymous said...

Planet of the Apes was a great movie, a cinematic classic. The ongoing sequels that we currently see, not so good.

Super Dave said...

Shutting down the theater will change nothing. Now instead of being in watching a movie maybe the kids and trouble makers will just be spending more time out on the streets.

Good police work and crowd control is what has to happen to save the PLaza. But that's going to be too little too late as I see it.

The Plaza lost it's uniqueness a long time ago when it failed to keep what had worked for years and catering to franchises and fast food joints.

Anonymous said...

Next up Ward Parkway.

Grip Madlock said...

It was such a great movie that it continues to play out on the plaza every weekend during warm months.

Anonymous said...

I hope it helps. I know it won't hurt.

Anonymous said...

It's an out of control mess. Nothing will fix it at this point.

In living color, huh? said...

Oh, you mean black mamas aren't serious enough when they're yelling a standard series of empty threats from across the room, or hollering out the door as the chirruns turn and walk on, laughing and cursing back at her? Babymamas' call out to the defiant lil' devils: "Boy, don't make me whoop yo' black ass!", or, "I'm bouta bust yo' butt, nigguh!", or, "Girl, get outta my face, fo' I knock you out!", or, "Why I gotsta tell y'all so many times to stop that mess?!"

And, when the hoodrats are facing arrest, they expect to negotiate with and resist the popos, just like they do to their mamas. They insist, "I ain't dun nuffin!", and declare, "Y'all got no cause tah pull me over!", and, "I ain't goin' back tah no jail!", and, "What? So, driving while black, and some rayciss sh*t?"

Anonymous said...

This won't help at all. The youths will just head to starbucks. it will get worse

Smiling Jack said...

Not to worry, Folks!
At the level of "Momentum" the Kansas City is experiencing, in no time at all the large groups of "Urban Yutes" will just hop onto the free Streetcar and zip downtown to the P&L District to the Alamo Mainstreet Theatres for a movie, then they can wander around enjoying the "sights and delights" to be found there!

Surely the 35-40 year old ex-KU Frat boys and Sorority Sluts will put out the welcome mat, and they'll blend right in with the Hipsters and Hipsterettes, enhancing the hell out of the "Urban Experience Vibe" Downtown has going for it.

Anonymous said...

The last time I went to the plaza to spend money I drove right through a mob. Stopped at a stop sign by the big fountain on the corner and witnessed a ghetto fight in progress. Family members from out of town were with me and were in shock. We immediately left and I have never been back to the plaza since nor will I ever go back.


Not only the mobs but I just don’t want to be around effeminate men holding hands and kissing on that bridge over flush creek. It’s gross.

Anonymous said...

10:22 that was so hilarious because it’s so true

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tony buttholio, for deleting my comment. You fat, Mexican bastard.

Anonymous said...

Flash mobs will now start 2 hours earlier, and no previews or popcorn.

Anonymous said...

Planet of the Apes 2001 and beyond are decent movies. Like a lot of other movies, it has a
bit of truth to it, like Star Wars Marvel Avengers The Matrix and They Live. Right now the
planet is ruled by "people" who think they're human. Some of them think they are superior over others, especially so-called blacks. Yet the Sun burns them. It is not the Sunlight that burns them its solar radiation UV radiation. UVA, UVB is rising to dangerous double digits, with those numbers more skin cancers, and then their UVC the big one the one that will put an end to their made up, set up, and propped up supremacy. Black people absorb solar radiation and with diet and health changes we will continue to be like black holes in space, takin in light energy. Negroes are organic people on earth.

"Save the PLAZA" who will save you "people". Your only hope is Mr. MAGA. MAGA is not what
you "people," think it is. completely different. Mr. Maga knows what's going on

The Hipsterocracy, drunk on craft beer said...

Just huddle inside your Plaza luxury apartment, close the curtains and blinds, turn the TV up to 10 to drown out the noise and racket outside, have a drink and ignore it.

Anonymous said...

Sure, this might benefit the plaza but won't help control the damage that will be done by the streetcar extension.

Anonymous said...

Hate to say it but the Plaza is in the a a death spiral. Once the only "street scene" in KC where upscale shopping, unique dining experiences, and high priced rent (business and residential) mixed together it's been left behind by Cross Roads and Downtown. After 7:00 no one wants to walk around the Plaza because the shops close early and it feels like Downtown did 10 years ago (DEAD) aside from random roving groups of teens. Why do they close early? Yeah - too many issues. For the handful of remaining upscale chain restaurants, it's a get in and get out situation. Eat at Capital Grill and leave. Maybe that energy will return but I have a feeling it won't anytime soon. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Another business fleeing demmocrim run killa shitty huh, more will follow that’s for sure.

Unknown said...

There were gonna close it anyway to bring Nordstrom to the Plaza‼️

Anonymous said...

^^^ On this news, shares of Nordstrom fell sharply in value on November 16, 2018, thereby injuring investors.

Deplorables of Flyoverland said...

thereby injuring investors.


Aw well don't ya just feel sorry for them poor folk?