New multiplexes coming to Wilmington and Epping

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 30, 2012 at 7:47 am

WILMONGTON, DE — A 15-screen theater with a full IMAX screen is coming to Riverfront Wilmington. The new development will feature a Westin hotel as well.

Read more in Market Watch.

EPPING, NMH — O'Neil Cinemas is broadening their assets with a new 12-screen theatre in Epping. The ultra modern cinema will include mutiple screens with 3D capabilities as well as select screens with D-Box seats.

Read more in the Exter Patch.

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muviebuf on July 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

So will the Wimington Complex actually get built?

Norfolk Southern Sues Buccini/Pollin Over Delaware Deal By Phil Milford – Jul 13, 2012 4:09 PM ET .Facebook Share LinkedIn Google +1 0 Comments Print QUEUEQ..Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC), the second- largest railroad in the eastern U.S., sued developer Buccini/Pollin Group Inc. contending it’s illegally using land to build a movie theater complex that’s a centerpiece of revitalization plans for Wilmington, Delaware.

The Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad alleges Buccini, Riverfront Development Corp. of Delaware, and Lititz, Pennsylvania-based Penn Cinema Management Co. are trespassing on land that was wrongly condemned by the Delaware Transportation Department in an action preempted by U.S. law.

“Norfolk Southern is now and has been the lawful owner” of the approximately 2 acres of land, and uses it as the only spot to interchange railcars “within 100 miles” of the city’s nearby Delaware River commercial port, according to a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Wilmington.

The railroad operates on 21,000 miles of track in 22 eastern states, transporting raw materials and finished goods into the Midwest and Gulf Coast, according to the lawsuit and data compiled by Bloomberg News.

Wilmington contractors have already begun work on the new 14-screen, $20 million IMAX theater complex, to join a planned new hotel and existing convention center, minor-league baseball park and restaurant group along the Christina River near Interstate 95.

“We don’t have a comment at this time,” said Penn Ketchum, managing partner of Penn Cinema, in an e-mailed message.

Riverfront officials weren’t immediately available to comment on the lawsuit. A phone operator at Buccini in Wilmington said “no comment” and declined to give her name.

The case is Norfolk Southern v. Riverfront Development Corp., 12-cv-872, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware

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