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