Great Escape Theatres to open new megaplex in South Carolina

posted by CSWalczak on March 29, 2010 at 7:40 am

SIMPSONVILLE, SC — Boasting fourteen screens, including an IMAX auditorium, the Great Escape 14 is scheduled to open at the end of April. The complex cost $14 million to construct and contains 2,200 seats.

When the Great Escape 14 movie theater opens in late April in Simpsonville, it plans to take full advantage of the latest technology changes. That’s why the fully digital theater will have four screens specially fitted to show movies in 3-D.

That’s not counting the four-story screen in the first and only digital IMAX theater in the Upstate.

“More and more movies are in 3-D and now they’re backing up on top of one another,” said David Poland, vice president of operations with Aliance Entertainment, the Indiana-based theater development company that built the $14 million, 14-screen theater in Simpsonville.

There is more detail in the Greenville News.

Comments (9)

CapnRob on March 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

2200 seat in 14 theaters. That breaks down to an average of 157 seats per screen. The small auditoriums must double as the janitor’s closets.

CapnRob on March 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Sorry about the previous post. It has been pointed out to me that there is a total 2200 seats in 13 auditoriums plus 400 more seats in the Imax theater. This brings the average seats per screen to 185.7. Think of 15 rows with 12 seats each.

I know there are bigger and smaller auditoriums. I’m just repeating what has been said on this site over and over. Would somebody build a cool big theater, please?

gsmooth on April 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Great Escape 14
Digital Stadium Cinema
I-385 & Fairview Rd.(exit 27)
Greenville/Simpsonville, SC
Featuring Leather Rocking Chairs, Chances Lobby Bar, Over 1 Million Dollars in state of the art Digital Projection in every Auditorium, Multiple 3-D Auditoriums and much more

The Great Escape property is located along interstate I-385 just north of Fairview Road in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Its part of a planned development with a 14-Plex theater with IMAX, currently under construction. theater completion date is May, 2010.
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In celebration of the Great Escape Simpsonville Grand Opening join us Monday, April 26 thru Thursday, April 29 for FREE MOVIES and POPCORN for a $1.00 Donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The movies for charity will be recent Hollywood hits.

Movies and times will be posted in the near future. New Movies beginning Friday, April 30!

Also, FREE Kid Shows All Summer! Every Tuesday & Wednesday morning at 9:30a for 8 Weeks! First movie starting 6/8 is Alvin & The Chipmunks: Squeakuel! (PG)

Liz814 on April 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

I’m not exactly sure where you are located. Not that familiar with Simpsonville. Also, what movies are showing, and times. Once you are open for real, how can I find out what movies will be playing every week?

Thanks so much. Looking forward to a show this week.


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