Econo Lodge Downtown North
2232 Taney Street
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 421-6000
Fax: (816) 421-6675
This theater is run by the independent Screenland cinemas and it is one of a dying breed, with its old-fashioned marquee and plush interiors. The movie house screens favorites like "Ghost World", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Gummo" as well as contemporary films. The Armour Theatre also has one of the best craft beer selections served while you watch your flick. In addition to this theater, Screenland has three other locations in Kansas City, check website for more details and show times.
The Cyber Center concept is simple. Provide a venue in Kansas City that is specifically designed for meetings, presentations, training and video conference. They include free internet and audio visual products. Cyber Center also offers flexible catering options. The venue is affordable with hourly, half day, and daily pricing.
In the River Market area, this is an upscale restaurant which doubles as a happening concert venue. Opened in the year 2002, the restaurant quickly caught up on the nightlife in Kansas City, with the ever active dance floor which hosts hip hop, jazz, reggae. Food and drinks to accompany an eventful evening is a wonderful combination for chilling out. Occasionally it holds events like the 'Monthly Wine and Dinner' which are usually monthly events.
The Masonic Temple is a fine temple in the city of Kansas, Missouri. It was built in 1909 replete with breathtaking and spellbinding interiors. The temple is also home to various engaging events that are hosted throughout the year. A visit to the ballroom is highly recommended. It boasts Greek architecture, elaborately-gilded crown shaping and mosaic flooring, among other features. The temple provides for some of the most magnificent spaces for functions like weddings and other events, exhibitions, and so on. Pleasing and elegant, it is worth a visit.
The Phoenix is what Yoshi's is to Oakland and The Blue Note is to NYC, most notably it is the city's number one jazz restaurant. Guests come down six nights a week to listen to a varied mix of jazz musicians from around town as well as those touring the U.S. The jazz hall also functions as a restaurant, so you can watch the show while you eat. They have a great happy hour from 3-6pm and on Saturdays their 'Bloody Mary Brunch' allows you to make your own Bloody Mary as you wish! Check website for complete calendar and show times.
Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride, Slots... more than a 1,000 gaming options make this a popular riverboat casino for both travelers and Kansas City denizens. Open around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, there is no end to the gambling and dining opportunities that await guests. And, unlike many of the other casinos, this is actually a functioning riverboat. Located in Riverside, Missouri, it is a short drive from KC International Airport and downtown. The casino also offers facilities for events and parties, with the options of catering and audio/visual equipment.
This regional opera company, the oldest performing arts organization in the city, is currently celebrating its 43rd season. The group presents four works each year in September, November, March and May. Past operas include Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Die Fledermaus and Faust. At least one contemporary or American opera is included in each season. All performances are held at the historic Lyric Opera House, originally built as a Masonic Temple in 1926.
Home to Kansas City's infamous Lyric Opera, the Lyric Theater is one of the oldest venues that Kansas natives flock to in order to satiate their musical appetites. Aesthetically decorated with water fountains, the Lyric Theater is fully equipped with all the basic facilities such as clean restrooms and ample parking spaces. Refreshments from outside are not allowed at the theater but both the mezzanine and main levels have concession stands selling food and beverages, including alcohol. Smoking though, is strictly prohibited. Open from Tuesday to Friday from 6p, and on Saturday and Sunday from noon onwards.
Kansas City's only surviving 1920 movie palace, the Midland Theatre presented silent films and elaborate stage shows during its early years. Now renamed, The Midland by AMC, this historic building has remodeled interiors and the latest in sound and lighting technology. It a one of the city's most popular venues for concerts, ballets, Broadway plays and musicals. Artists such as Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, and Lauryn Hill have performed on this prestigious stage. Do visit the website for a schedule of the upcoming performances.
Folly Theater was constructed at the turn of the 20th Century and was originally intended to be a variety show and parody house. Over the next century it developed into a vibrant and popular entertainment venue for jazz. In fact, the theater is a vital asset to the jazz community and legends such as Dave Brubeck, George Shearing and Ravi Coltrane have all played here. David Sanchez, Jane Monheit, and Rene Marie are locals that continue to maintain the city's tradition of live jazz performances also. It also presents the Folly Children's Series which brings national-level children's theater troupes to Missouri. For a list of upcoming events or more details, please visit their website.
Cradled in the arms of three major thoroughfares, this 18,000 seat center located downtown is one of the most popular spots to see a show in KC. After it was constructed, Elton John inaugurated the arena with a sold-out concert on October 13th, 2007. Since then, the Sprint Center has continued to host not just concerts, but sports events, Disney on Ice, professional bull riding and even Cirque du Soleil. The center's very own, 'College Basketball Experience' is another highlight. This is the NCAA version of the basketball hall of fame at the collegiate level and it features two-floors of college basketball memorabilia as well as exhibits about its history. For more information, check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.
Located on level 2 of the Kansas City Convention Center's Conference Center, the venue is a huge 40,500 sq.ft spacious center. In banquet-style the venue can hold upto 3,000 people. There are four spacious meeting rooms and can be divides into 8 smaller breakout rooms. Carpeted, soundproofed, technically well-equipped, the facility is ideal for meetings with its adaptable floor space.