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Banking on KC

May 31, 2023

On this episode of Banking on KC, Jeff Fortier and Larry Sells of the Uptown, join host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the history and ongoing efforts to sustain the theater well into the future.

Tune in to discover: 

  1. Some of the big-name stars of the 1930s to the present who have graced the Uptown stage. 
  2. Why Kansas City became a movie screening mecca in the 1940s. 
  3. How Sells obtained ownership of the Uptown and restored its vibrancy—and its place in Kansas City history. 
  4. Fortier’s plans to foster the Uptown as a premier entertainment and event venue.

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