Glenwood Art’s Theater says goodbye to its location of nearly 50 years

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Sunday was a historic day in Overland Park, as one of the oldest theaters had its final showing.

The Glenwood Art's Theater at Metcalf South Mall is moving; so on Sunday the community showed its support and sold out every show.

"We're just like a mom and pop, small town theater that people really enjoy," Owner Brian Mossman said.

From the red velvet seats and gold drapes, nostalgia is at every corner for movie goers like Michael Burstein.

"It seems like a part of myself," he said.

Like a lot of people here, he's been sitting watching movies in these seats since he was a kid.

"It always had a family feel to it," Burstein said.

The family feel, is what many of these people say, has been keeping them coming back generation after generation.

Although over the years it's been under different management, the theater has been in the Metcalf South Mall for nearly 50 years.

For the grand finale, the theater showed "Metcalf South Memories." a documentary about the mall's rich history.

"People have fond memories of this theater so they want to be here on the last day. They're saving the tickets stubs they're getting autographs with the film maker, taking pictures. You're here! A lot of people are trying to remember the way this is and what's going to happen in the future," Mossman said.

It might be the finale at 95th and Metcalf but families say the memories they've created inside will last forever.

The memories continue. The Ranch Mart Theater, will take the Glenwood Art's name.



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