Arizona theater rivalries

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 23, 2006 at 4:27 am

TEMPE, AZ — With more and more megaplexes opening in close proximity to each other, this Arizona County is in the midst of a theater chain war.

Blockbuster competition isn’t limited to Talladega Nights vs. World Trade Center.

The country’s largest theater operators are going head-to-head with Scottsdale-based Harkins Theatres by building multimillion-dollar cineplexes closer together than ever, just a mile or two apart in Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa and other parts of the Valley.

In the theater world, that’s close enough to be considered neighbors, but not friendly ones.

For more, read the full story in the Arizona Republic.

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