Help Save Independent Film

Independent film matters. Without it, millions of creative and artistic voices would be silenced and the richness of the movie-going experience would be lost. Over the last several decades, the folks behind The Fine Arts Group have been honored to bring you the joy of film and the movie-going experience.

And now we're asking for your help. We consider filme to be an essential and critical part of the Kansas City and nation-wide culture. If you do too, we're asking for you to help us survive these unprecedented times. We all know art is critical and provides a much-needed escape from reality as well as acts as the vehicle for change and reason within an active society.

If you value all that film and the filmmakers and artists behind it represent, please donate today.

If you'd prefer to donate via mail, you can do by sending us a check to: 3859 W. 95th St. Overland Park, KS 66206. If you have any questions, please call us at: 913-642-1132

Virtual Screenings -- Now Showing!

A New Way To Enjoy Independent Film:

We at the Fine Arts theatres have enjoyed being a part of your community for nearly 40 years. We are excited to be able to remain connected to you through our new virtual screenings – the latest and finest in art/independent film that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Partial proceeds from ticket sales for these virtual screenings will go toward operating expenses for the Glenwood and Rio. It's just another way that we can connect remotely until we open our doors again for our cherished guests. Be sure to check back weekly as the list of films is updated. Enjoy the show from the comfort of the best seat in town.

--Management, The Fine Arts Group

This Week's Films (5/29-6/05)

At a moment in time, when humanity is obsessed with food - photographing every dish, worshipping cooks and flaunting trophy meals on social media, this documentary goes under the surface and offers an in-depth, honest and relevant view into the world and every day of Michelin chefs and restaurants. Telling tales from a grand menu of culinary temples as well as digging into the greatness and flaws of Guide Michelin in this golden age of gastronomy. Because we share a great love for the industry that also includes a realistic understanding of things behind the picturesque scenes of the - perhaps - greatest, most creative and dynamic industry in the world.

Based on the novella by Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle(2019) depicts the enigmatic love story of John Marcher and May Bartram. Their duet around an ominous secret is captured in a style both physical and poetic. Set in a remote countryside mansion, the story stretches over a century, spiralling from the Jamesian late 19th century to the global present.

Held Over

Coming Soon

Our Story

A Note From Our Owners:

My dad once told me, when I was a young man, many years ago that as you travel down the path of life find something you love to do and life will be a wonderful journey. Well, I hit the jackpot with movies, as movies are my life and have been for 38 years. We have hit a major stumbling block with this COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the Fine Arts theaters is very uncertain since closing their doors on March 17. COVID-19 has devastated small businesses like the Fine Arts and we would like to be one that survives. We currently are personally funding all of our expenses to maintain our employees, utilities, etc. We are asking for financial support from you so that we can survive this interruption in our business. It can be something small like the price of a movie ticket or more if you can. Thank you for your help. I am looking forward to the smell of fresh popcorn and seeing the faces of our long loyal supporters soon.

-Brian Mossman


When we were children, Brian and I would make money by hunting for nightcrawlers in our yard and selling them to the local trading post for a penny a piece. We used those earnings to go to the movies, of course! In those early days we learned the value of hard work and the value of a dollar. In these tough economic times, those dollars are precious commodities, and all of us are keeping a close eye on where ours are going. But even the most dedicated worker striving to make those dollars stretch needs help every now and then. That's why I'm asking for your assistance in keeping our theaters open. Your monetary donation will keep the theater's lights on, its projectors running, and its employees paid. I'd like to personally thank you for your support, and to assure you that we will get through this together. I hope to see you at the movies soon.

-Ben Mossman


A Note From Our General Manager:

I came to the Fine Arts theatres from a different background than most. I've known what living in extreme poverty is like, and I have firsthand experience with a litany of health problems, and with living as one of the many homeless people in America. Despite this, I'm blessed to also possess experience in digital media, management and leadership, all of which I've been able to use in my role as general manager of the Glenwood Arts and the Rio. Here, I've been given the tools to grow as a person and as a professional. I like to think of the Mossmans, of our employees, and of our guests as extended family members. We've all been through trying times, but none like this. I hope you'll join me in doing your part to support this wonderful business however you are able. My humble thanks in advance to you.

-Stephanie Maitri

Own A Piece of History

Support The Arts By Creating Some Of Your Own

This beautiful piano needs a new home and we can't think of a better time to offer it to you, our Fine Arts Group family, than now. If you'd like more information on how you can own a piece of Fine Arts Group history and bring generations of joy and music to your home, contact us today.