New theaters planned for four cities
In spite of a number of recent articles predicting doom for movie theaters (such as this one) due to the plans of some studios to add more direct-to-viewer options, there have been several announcements of the construction of new theaters.
WESTLAND, MI — MJR Digital Theaters has announced that it will open a sixteen-screen megaplex in the Detroit suburb of Westland, to open in late October or early November of 2011, according to the Detroit Free Press.
WILMINGTON, DE — Penn Cinemas plans to build a $25 million dollar theater on a parcel of riverfront land here that it will acquire from a state agency. The new theater will have fourteen screens and an IMAX auditorium. The story is at Delaware Online.
INDIAN TRAIL, NC — According to a recent story in the Charlotte Observer a fourteen-screen theater will be built at Sun Valley Commons in this city, southeast of Charlotte.
BELLINGHAM, WA — Regal Theatres expects to open a sixteen-screen complex at Barkley Square sometime in the first half of 2012. It may impact the future of existing Regal theaters in the Bellingham area. The is more at the News Tribune.