New Cinema Will Anchor O'Fallon Center

posted by Chuck1231 on June 25, 2004 at 5:37 am

O'FALLON, MO — A new 14 Screen will be part of a new $40 Million Shopping Center in O'Fallon. It is part of one of the many sites that developers have staked out along Highway 40 in St. Charles County for retail development. The Center will be called Caledonia. (The new theater complex also is part of the recent spree of cinemas being built in the St. Louis area.)

This will be the Indiana-based Great Escape Theatres' first theater in the St. Louis Market. With the explosive growth of the WingHaven area in St. Charles County, this was an ideal opportunity for Great Escape. A new theater will be highly welcomed by the O'Fallon residents since they currently have to drive all the way to Mid-Rivers Mall (to the Wehrenberg theaters) in St. Peter’s.

Great Escape is a mid-size chain with 12 multiplexes in the Midwest and East Coast. The new theater will feature stadium-seating and digital sound. The new theaters will open next fall.

Two other theater companies are planning to build multiplexes within the next year and Regal made their first venture into the St. Louis market when they opened the new megaplex at St. Louis Mills.

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