Beacon Theatres

310 Highway 90,
Waveland, MS 39576

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Beacon Theatres

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The Star Cinema 3 is located next to the Home Depot and behind MacDonald’s. It was closed in 2010. In early-2014 there were plans proposed to renovate the theatre. It was reopened December 11, 2015 as the Beacon Theatres.

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wsaucier
wsaucier on June 24, 2009 at 3:03 am

Could this theatre possibly be the Choctaw Plaza Cinema 4 Theatre? The Choctaw was located at 310 Highway 90 and did not reopen after damage from hurricane Katrina in 2005.

wsaucier
wsaucier on June 24, 2009 at 3:12 am

O'Neal Cinemas operated the Choctaw from its opening to its closing due to Katrina.

wsaucier
wsaucier on December 30, 2010 at 5:21 am

The Star 3 is now closed.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

There are several photos of this theater on its page at CinemaTour. This page indicates that the building is for sale, but also that it has “mold issue".

Micway71
Micway71 on September 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

They must mean Lowes as Waveland does not have a Home Depot. McDonald’s is in front of here, but sits away about 100 yards on Hwy 90. I heard Katrina closed it. Good old Katrina did a number here too. This place had 4 screens not 3. Notice the poster holders? There are 4 and just below main sign star3 is boxes 1-4.

lucore
lucore on December 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

You are all correct. This is the former Choctaw Plaza Theater (the Big Sticky, from all the spilled soft drinks on the floor). It was essentially totaled by Hurricane Katrina, but was reopened for a short time in 2008 (?) but very poorly renovated. Plans were for it to be a 3 screen theater, but was open only a few months, I believe, before closing again. And yes, there was a small Home Depot (lite?) in the shopping center next door for a time after Katrina. That closed, too, as Lowes was much bigger and better. Now this theater has been properly renovated by someone who has renovated other theaters. It is a throw-back to the theaters before the stadium-seating, fancy, 18 screen theaters that we see now. It is well-done with comfortable new seats (no sticky floors). 2 screens, using film projectors, are open and they are planning on having the other 2 screens with table seating and food service. They are also going to upgrade to digital projectors as soon as possible. It’s great to have our local theater back and not have to drive 45 minutes to get to a movie.

filmvoltage
filmvoltage on January 6, 2016 at 6:13 am

Yes, the Beacon Theatres Cinema is now open with two screens, with plans to open the other two screens as “table and chairs” laid back, “Cinema Tavern” style screens, as well as convert over to digital a.s.a.p.

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