Saturday, June 13, 2020
TKC Saturday Night Playlist: Will Kansas City Ever Go To Movie Theaters Again???
Or . . . Will there be any movie theaters left when Kansas City is ready to return to the cinema?
This week Hollywood continues to release major movies directly to home screens as multiplex theaters are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
While the industry clings to life, this just might be a renaissance for homebodies and movie buffs. Never mind that this transition isn't cheap given that this weekend "The King Of Staten Island" debuts on home movies screens at a cost of 20 BUCKS for a digital rental. The flick seems funny but Pete Davidson is only a B-list movie star at best. Hopefully, digital discounting will also work faster in order to check out this and similar offerings.
Anyhoo . . .
For the most part the grand movie palaces of Kansas City's past are gone. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema remains downtown but the idea of having a bowl of stew with a movie still seems weird.
And so, the American theater is suffering the worst setback since the advent of the VCR and/or Howard the Duck and the end game could be the last picture show for all but a few local theaters.
And all of this movie talk inspires our playlist dedicated to movies tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Saturday night.