Get the Popcorn Ready: Clay County Theaters Are Expanding
Two Clay County theaters are expanding or building new. The Screenland Armour (top) will effectively double in size while Liberty B&B will soon open a new, 12-theatre location.
The Screenland Armour Theatre in North Kansas City will grow from its current two-screen configuration with the addition of two new screens from the former Tanan Floral location, which closed last year.
The project, scheduled to begin this year, will nearly double the size of the theatre from 4,800 to approximately 9,000 square feet. In addition, expanded craft beer and gaming are planned, along with more event and live entertainment efforts. The theater originally opened in 1928 and was revived in 2007.
In Liberty, B&B Theaters is nearing completion of a major new venue replacing its former location in the old center now the site of Liberty Commons. B&B purchased four acres north of Liberty High School and expects to open a new, 12-screen theater complex this summer. The $11-million state-of-the-art theater will feature 12 screens, including three “Grand Screen” theaters with screens four stories tall. After completion of the theatre, B & B will also build office space to accommodate its headquarters.
B&B Liberty will feature the latest digital projection technology, along with stadium seating and leather recliner seating with wall-to-wall curved screens.