Cities in MI, GA, TX, and MO soon to get new multiplexes
ROYAL OAK, MI — Construction is either underway or shall soon begin on new multiscreen cinemas in four cities around the nation.
Emagine Entertainment has secured approval to launch construction on a new entertainment complex in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. The project will include a ten-screen cinema, bowling lanes, and other attractions. Approval was delayed especially over parking concerns; parking has been a problem in the city for some time. The complex is expected to open in late November of 2010. Read more in the Detroit News.
Also anticipating a November opening is a new theater close to Peachtree City, GA, about 25 miles south of Atlanta. To be operated by Michigan-based NGC Theaters, the multiplex will have at least ten screens, one of which will be of the company’s Ultra format, measuring 50 ft x 30 ft.
There has not been a theater in Peachtree City since the Westpark Walk Village triplex closed several years ago. More information can be found in theCitizen.
Corsicana, TX anticipates being the home of an eight-screen cinema, which will be managed by Cinergy Cinemas. It also will have bowling, an arcade, and expanded food offerings. Two screening rooms will have large screens equipped for 3-D. Construction is expected to commence soon after New Year’s Day 2010, and the operators are hoping for a ribbon-cutting by early summer. (Corsicana is about 55 miles south of Dallas). Further details in the Corsicana Sun .
B&B Theaters of Liberty, MO has begun building a ten-screen multiplex in Wildwood, MO, about 35 miles west of Saint Louis, in the Wildwood Town Center. A May opening is planned. The theater will have all-digital projection, and all of the screening rooms will have stadium seating. There will be two VIP auditoriums for adults; an application for a liquor license has been made. The screens will be wall-to-wall and curved, and the sound will be surround. An article in the St. Louis-Post Dispatch.