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Gem Theater

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1615 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
816-474-6262 https://americanjazzmuseum.org/gemtheater

February 2019

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story – Black History Film Screening

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Celebrate Black History Month with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at a very special free community film screening. LONG TIME COMING tells a timely and important story about a 1955 Little League baseball championship in Orlando, Florida. One of the first integrated Little League games, this event marked a turning point moment for racial integration in the South, and made a powerful impression on the young players on both the white and the black teams. This award-winning documentary film brings the surviving players,…

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August 2019

816 Day Film Festival

August 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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IT'S FREE!!! WE WILL HAVE LOCAL SHORT FILMS FROM KC DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, & ARTITSTS SHOWN IN THE The Gem Theater CURATED BY YOURS TRULY Shawn Edwards from Fox 4 Screening Room!!! Also a special Q&A from the director of the Bel-AIr film based off The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Morgan Cooper. A Kansas City native, Cooper employed a handful of talent from the city for the primary roles. Kira Ashby (Aunt Viv), Jelani Talib (Carlton Banks), Sada K. (Hilary Banks), Khrystal Coppage (Ashley Banks) are all from Kansas…

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February 2020

A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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On the eve of its 100th anniversary, join KCPT on a journey of the history, significance and lasting impact of the Negro Leagues. About this Event Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Negro National League. Join KCPT for a sneak peak screening of "A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial" in the historic 18th & Vine District where it all began. The film explores the league's economic importance to the black community that thrived there and gave Kansas City…

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