224 1st Street,
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Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Alamo Theatre, Palace Theatre, Kennett Theatre, Cinema
News About This Theater
- Mar 14, 2011 — Local group explores future options for closed theater in Kennett
- Nov 30, 2010 — AMC closes the Cinema in Kennett, MO
Located on 1st Street at College Avenue in downtown Kennett. Opened as the Alamo Theatre January 29, 1916 with “The Forbidden Adventure”. In October 1916, under new ownership, it was renamed Palace Theatre. In 1927, it was enlarged to seat 800, all on a single floor. It reopened December 22, 1927 with Norma Talmadge in “Camille”. It was later renamed Kennett Theatre, and was remodeled and updated in 1975 when Kerasotes Theatres took over operations. It features Dolby sound, assistive listening devices and is handicap enables.
The single screen theatre now had seating for 576. It is a single story building with a V shaped marquee and a vertical spelling out Cinema. Closed in November 2010 with “Harry Potter, Deadly Hollows Part I”.
It was reopened as the Palace Theater on May 30, 2014 screening “Maleficent”. The seating capacity has now been reduced to 308.
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