Friday, July 12, 1963: Movie multiplex

Stanley H. Durwood opens the two-screen Parkway Twin in a shopping center in Kansas City, Missouri, with both theaters showing "The Great Escape." While not the first multiplex, it helped popularize the business concept of having several screens under one roof.
* "The Multiplex is Born" (The Kansas City Public Library): @
* "The Many Births of the Multiplex" (cinelog.org): @
* " 'A revolutionary concept in screen entertainment' : The emergence of the twin movie theatre, 1962-1964" (Christofer Meissner,  Post Script, Essays in Film and the Humanities, 2011): @
* "Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes and Global Culture" (Charles R. Acland, 2003): @
* Durwood obituary (Variety, 1999): @
* Durwood obituary (New York Times): @

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