COVID killed the movie theater biz and so many amateur urban planners are dangerously forgetting the reality of their own media consumption.
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RESOLVED: KANSAS CITY MUST REJECT EFFORTS TO SUBSIDIZE ANOTHER DOOMED DOWNTOWN MOVIE THEATER!!!
It's just not a good business anymore now that every mobile phone is home to a movie archive greater than what any multiplex could ever offer.
Home made popcorn technology has advanced and there's really no benefit to gathering with strangers without the help of a pause or mute button.
The failure of Alamo Drafthouse wasn't not only about the pandemic but also offered proof that selling beef stew with a ticket to the latest super hero garbage flick won't save the cinema.
A developer hack is lobbying for B&B movies to takeover the space but that idea, like most recent movies, is without creativity or any originality. Yes, there's a wonderful history of downtown movies but times change and we can't forget so much of the early movie biz in the Midwest as simply so that locals could enjoy air-conditioning during smoldering Summer days.
Whilst local movie buffs morn the loss of a downtown Kansas City theater, the reality is that people have spoken with their purchases and supporters of the cinema can enjoy a much better experience at home . . . Even after the pandemic.
You decide . . .