The beloved Overland Park independent movie theater Glenwood Arts at The Metcalf South Shopping Center will close its doors for good on January 25th. It will merge with the Leawood Theater to become Glenwood Arts at 95th and Mission Road.
Home to the Kansas International Film Festival, Glenwood Arts shows indie and arts films. Stand-out features of Glenwood include a quality sound system and retro lobby.
We asked film critic Eric Melin, editor in chief of Scene Stealers Movie Reviews, to comment about the closure. Eric told us, "With the recent Oscar nominations, its clear that the indie film world is alive and kicking. There's no shortage of audiences to see the kind of films Glenwood Arts showed, so wherever it goes, the struggle will still not be in competing against blockbusters but rather in trying to get people out of their homes to see movies!"