Chairman Christine Bushyhead kicked off the luncheon on Wednesday by welcoming advisory board members, elected officials and special guests at the historic Longview Mansion. There was no time wasted as everyone waited in anticipation for Rick McDowell, President & CEO to introduce his project announcement. B&B Theatres quickly took the lead announcing they will be making a significant re-investment in the current Lee’s Summit 16 theatre on NE Douglas street as well as building a new state-of-the-art theatre in the New Longview commercial district. (See full release and rendering here.)
“Lee’s Summit is a fast growing market and we are excited to bring two theatre options to patrons in the community: luxury, boutique movie-going at New Longview, creating the perfect date night or special family outing and our Lee’s Summit 16 experience with family-friendly pricing and updated lobby and bathroom features. 2017 will bring a new era of movie-going for Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area.” – Bob Bagby, President of B&B Theatres
Press for this announcement was timely with attendees receiving ‘News Alerts’ from Kansas City Business Journal as they were seated for lunch with the Lee’s Summit Journal, KC Star and Metro Wire Media following suit.
LSEDC’s main program for the day highlighted the multiple ways to get involved in Lee’s Summit with guest speakers from the City of Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, Truman Heartland Community Foundation and LS Cares. The following links are available for reference.