Collinsville theater on hold

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 7, 2006 at 4:05 am

COLLINSVILLE, IL — The eager residents of Collinsville will have to wait longer for the opening of the long-promised multiplex from Kerasotes.

Plans for a new Kerasotes Theatres complex have been delayed by budgetary constraints. The Chicago-based movie theater company purchased more than seven acres of land at Eastport Plaza behind Wild Country in Collinsville after announcing it would build a 10- to 12-screen theater there.

That was three years ago. Theater real estate director Bon Gallivan said the initial $6.7 million 33,000-square-foot design came way over budget and has forced the project back to square one. Gallivan said a redesign has yet to he completed, and it will be another year before construction could begin at the metro-east site.

You can read more about this story in the Belleville News-Democrat.

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