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Screenland Armour, one of KC's oldest movie theatres is adding two new screens, a larger lobby and more amenities! Find out more below!
Screenland Armour, one of KC's oldest movie theatres is adding two new screens, a larger lobby and more amenities! Find out more below!
422 backers pledged $31,872 to help bring this project to life.

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We are incredibly excited to announce that Screenland Armour will be expanding into the former flower shop next door! We will be adding two additional screens, a larger lobby and more amenities! As one of Kansas City's only remaining historic theatres, we are thrilled to give our customers more options when it comes to the number of movies we can show at any given time. In addition to more movies and screens, you will be able to relax in a larger lobby area with more food and drink options!

The expansion does come at the high cost of approximately $250k for new projectors, sound systems, theatre build out, seats and labor. So we are asking for your support to help offset some of these large costs.

HISTORY OF THE THEATRE

In 1928, the Armour Theatre was opened as one of the only movie theatres in all of Kansas City, MO. The theatre showed silent films and eventually talkies and sat over 600 customers. On December 25th, 1963 it reopened as the Centre Theatre until 1984 when it became the Paradise theatre. In 2008, Butch Rigby restored the building and reopened it as Screenland Armour as well as adding an additional screen in 2010. In 2013 with the help of you, we went digital! Now, in 2018, 90 years after the original doors opened and 10 years after the renovation, we are expanding our historic theatre to become more competitive and give our customers more entertainment!

WHAT IS THE MONEY GOING TO BE USED FOR?

The project includes opening up the wall between the original Armour lobby and the new space (previously Tanan Floral), two new theatres with seats, flooring, brand new projectors and speakers as well as rebuilding the original bar area to fit the new layout. We anticipate an overall project budget of approximately $250k.

While we have already sought funding from our lenders, for a small business to continue to thrive and remain healthy we are reaching out to our customers to help offset some of the costs by purchasing rewards.

WHY EXPAND?

In 2013, new operators Adam Roberts and Brent Miller came into the theatre with an enthusiasm to bring in diverse programming, unique live events and built two popular film festivals (Panic Fest, and Arts and Crafts Fest). While we have enjoyed significant growth over the years as well as being ranked the best reviewed movie theatre in all of KC, we've hit our ceiling. Consistently maxing out our lobby and what we can offer our customers in terms of movie choices, leads us needing to expand so that we can better accommodate and remain competitive.

We hope to keep our screens bright for many more years and appreciate your support!

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

What we are asking from you is to help raise a small portion of the projects total budget to offset some costs and in turn give you, our customers much more entertainment. Our rewards are simple, convenient perks for you to enjoy movies, drinks, and food after the project is completed. 

WHO ARE WE?

We are two young small business owners of (5+ years) who are passionate about film, food, and beer. We want to create a unique experience in every way possible from our film programming to our menu, nothing goes without considerable thought and attention. We absolutely love this theatre and our community and want to see this theatre thriving and being an integral part for many more years to come.

FINAL THOUGHTS

We truly appreciate your support throughout the last 10 years. It's not easy when you are competing against mega corporations with unlimited funds. This expansion is our solidification that we are here to stay and continue to curate the most eclectic mix of films and events for many more years. 

Risks and challenges

The risk of not hitting our goal means we will have to pay 100% out of pocket which tightens our budget and makes it more difficult for us to comfortably move into the future.

Have no fear though, we aren't planning on going anywhere soon! By already being open for business (for 10 years in May!) we believe our risk to be low.

We have the experience of building and opening businesses and know that we can overcome any challenge that is thrown our way. The goal of the kickstarter is to borrow less and in turn keep a healthy bottom line.

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    Movie Ticket Good for ANY film!

    For $10 you are purchasing a movie ticket good for any movie at any time. This is the simplest way to help the project out!

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    Screenland T-Shirt and Thank You

    You get a sweet Screenland Movie Theatres shirt designed by Normal Human from Kansas City, MO! Plus, a THANK YOU on our website!

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    T-Shirt and Gift Certificate

    Rep your favorite movie theatre while getting a $30 gift certificate good for movie tickets and concessions!

    Note: Gift certificate has no cash value and may not be redeemed or exchanged for cash.

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    Sneak Peek Party

    Want to be the first person to see a movie in our new theatres? Enjoy an opening night party limited to only 50 guests with popcorn and drinks provided! Plus, we will screen a favorite film of our staffs!

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    Brewery Sponsored Movie Night

    Two tickets to a private movie night sponsored by participating breweries (Cinder Block, Lagunitas and Dog Fish Head) with popcorn and drinks included!

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    Two Shirts and Gift Certificate

    You and your best friend/family member can sport one of our super comfy t-shirts designed and printed by Normal Human. Plus, you can enjoy as many movies and snacks as you can handle with a $50 gift certificate.

    Note: Gift certificate has no cash value and may not be redeemed or exchanged for cash.

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    $125 Gift Certificate for only $100!

    $125 gift certificate for only $100! See as many films as you can handle or have a movie night out and treat your friends or co-workers!

    Note: Gift certificate has no cash value and may not be redeemed or exchanged for cash.

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    Movies Presented By... You!

    Want to see your favorite film on the big screen? That dream can be a reality with this package! You work with our staff to program a favorite movie* of yours, presented by you (or your business!)

    The film will then be announced on our website and social media, you also get 25 tickets to use as you please! The screening will be open to the public so that they to can see your favorite film on the big screen!

    *Movie subject to availability and studio terms. Screening dates TBD by Screenland.

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    On Screen Advertising for 1 month!

    You can advertise on our screen for a full 30 days! Get the attention of potential clients with the best advertising in town!

    You must supply us with a finished ad no longer than 30 seconds in length.

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    Private Movie Party for 50 guests

    You and 50 of your friends, families and co-workers can enjoy a private screening of a movie of your choice (Blu-Ray/DVD).

    Subject to availability. Must be scheduled 30 days in advance and be flexible to our showtimes. Saturday morning or week nights only. Three hour total length for private movie from start to finish.

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    Private Movie Party for 200 guests

    You and 200 of your friends, families and co-workers can enjoy a private screening of a movie of your choice (Blu-Ray/DVD).

    Subject to availability. Must be scheduled 30 days in advance and be flexible to our showtimes. Saturday morning or week nights only. Three hour total length for private movie from start to finish.

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    On screen advertising for one full year!

    A FULL YEAR of on screen advertising ($6000 value) on our big screen! Give our customers (over 30,000 individuals each year and growing!) direct advertising with all regular movies for a full year!

    You must supply us with a finished ad no longer than 30 seconds in length.

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Funding period

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