Saturday, May 02, 2020
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! SAVING KANSAS CITY SCREENLAND ARMOUR!!!
The future of movie theaters was sketchy before Coronavirus but now the chances of a cinematic comeback are worse than the odds confronting the lead character of in any horrible French movie.
Forgive the hack movie buff joke and our continued love for the well-aged talents ofAbi Titmuss. The point here is that the movies are a tough biz and an even worse proposition as a charity.
And that brings us to today's Screenland fundraiser . . . It seemed pretty successful or at least widely supported by the local creative class who are fighting to garner interest in the media cycle dominated by fear of death and a broken American economy.
The local movie fan group hug wasn't "news" in the classic sense of the word but it certainly deserves mention. Rather than waste time and watch reruns for the "fundraiser" have a look at the Screenland website and some of the mentions they picked up today along with a more cyclical look at the movie biz . . .
Screenland Armour hosting fundraiser to reopen
North Kansas City theatre gets creative to ‘save our screens' during COVID-19 outbreak
Theaters Prepare to Reopen with TSA-Style Check-in, Temperature Screenings, and Plexiglass
Even more interestingly, drive-ins might make somewhat of a comeback given the Coronavirus reopen regulations.
We won't pretend to know the final act in this struggle so instead we offer a few of our favorite movie songs in tonight's playlist and invite readers to contemplate the future of the local Independent movie theater that now demands a new biz model or the last picture show.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.