One of my favorite places here in the Kansas City metro area is The Rio Theatre in Old Overland Park. I love movies and I love quaint vintage theaters and that is just what the Rio is. I use any excuse to see a movie at Rio and have been there many times in the past few years. One challenge is that the Rio tends to have long runs for the films shown on her single screen – which limits the opportunities to visit. However, once a year I get a chance to go more often – and to see films I would ordinarily not get a chance to see – as the Rio hosts the Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City.

About the Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City:

“This will be our twenty-sixth annual film festival, and will take place on consecutive Saturdays in September and October: September 2, 9, 16, 30 and October 7. Main funding for this program is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.”

The Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City runs Saturdays through October 7 at the Rio Theatre – 7204 W. 80th St. in Overland Park, Kansas.

Learn more about the Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City and see trailers of this year’s films here.

Visit the home of The Rio Theatre online here.