Casper greets new 10-screen multiplex
CASPER, WY — The new Studio City cinema is the sixth theater to be operated by Movie Palace Inc. The ten screens have all digital projection, and the theater’s design has a retro Art Deco feel. In addition to typical movie snack bar fare, the theater also offers White Castle “sliders.”
For now, Studio City at 5020 E. Second St. sits at the far corner of a big parking lot pretty much alone on a wind-swept plain. The new Olive Garden Restaurant, which will open in January, is just a bit farther east. New traffic signals are almost ready to handle the flow of traffic that will come to the new 10-screen theater, the restaurant and the other businesses that will fill the space.
The new east side location is the latest venture of Movie Palace Inc., a partnership of Randy Pryde, Mike Ito and Craig Hosey. The group’s first venture, the Rialto Movie Palace, was supposed to be the group’s only venture and the basis for the company name.
“We thought we’d only be doing one,” Pryde said. With the addition of Studio City, the group now has all six of Casper’s movie houses, with 30 screens showing a variety of first and second-run movies.
Read more in the Casper Journal.