Green Bay, WI – Budget Cinemas to close amid East Town redevelopment plans

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on February 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

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From Fox11online.com: One of the main tenants of Green Bay’s East Town Mall will close next week. The Budget Cinemas is going dark amid plans to try to redevelop the entire mall. Although, Kevin Vonck, Green Bay’s economic development director, believes the closure likely would have happened either way. “You just look at the rise globally of Netflix and Amazon and all these other streaming services and across the nation movie theatres are taking a hit,” said Vonck.

The last day for the theatre is Thursday, about four and a half months after the plan to redevelop East Town became public. “I think this is just a signal that it is really important for us to keep on and it’s really important to get that investment in the East Town Mall area,” said Vonck.

Full story: http://fox11online.com/news/local/green-bay/budget-cinemas-to-close-amid-east-town-redevelopment-plans

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