July 12, 1963

Stanley Durwood invents the multiplex theater design in Kansas City. The Parkway Theaters in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center was the first known complex to have multiple theaters at one location. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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