Five new screens coming to Belleville
BELLEVILLE, IL — The owners of the entertainment complex called the Edge (Eat, Drink, Games, etc.) plan to substantially expand their complex by the end of the year by adding two theaters, one which will be a general admission triplex and the other a 21+ VIP twin cinema with plush leather seating and food and cocktail service available. The owners have received $80,000 in incentives from the City of Belleville, but now must operate for at least a decade. The new screens will place competitive pressure on the classic 1921 Lincoln Theatre in Belleville (now a triplex) and the Skyview Drive-in which is the only operating drive-in in the greater Saint Louis, MO area.
Both theaters will show mainstream, “first-run” films, and because they’ll be using digital projectors, they also plan to broadcast major sports games or concerts, and have other events, such as Xbox video game tournaments.
They hope to have the theaters open by Christmas.
The story appeared at BND.com.