New theater to open in Granite City
GRANITE CITY, IL — A new triplex is scheduled to open here on August 20. Owned by the city, the new 499-seat cinema will be operated by St. Louis Cinemas, which operates a number of theaters across the river. Granite City has been without a cinema since 2004. One screen is equipped for 3-D, and the theater incorporates some features from the demolished Washington Theater.
A ribbon-cutting and open house is set for 2:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. It will include free popcorn and soda, and a chance to watch some older movies on the big screen.
The theater will open for business Friday, Aug. 20, with “Toy Story 3,” “The Other Guys,” and “The Expendables,” according to Granite City Economic Development Director Jon Ferry.
There is additional detail in the Suburban Journals.