Washington, NC - New Washington movie theater opens

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on February 13, 2017 at 10:51 am


From WITN.com: An eastern Carolina movie theater that shut down last year is back open under a new name and new management.

A new independent group called ‘Golden Ticket Cinemas’ purchased the old Carmike 7 in Washington after it suddenly closed in December.

Golden Ticket officially re-opened Friday with 7-theaters renovated with new screens and surround sound speakers.

The first customer in line for a 12:00 p.m. showing was given a free year-long movie pass and Golden Ticket GM Stoney Crouse says the company is thrilled to continue providing the area with the latest movies at the lowest prices.

Crouse says, “We plan on doing the same good customer service, if not better, definitely a lot of different choices when you’re coming in and absolutely better prices.”

Scott Askew was the first customer and says, “My first movie here was Pippi Longstocking as a class when I was in kindergarten and that would be 1979 and so we’ve lived here all our lives and I’ve seen every big movie, every Star Wars I saw here, so we’ve been here all our lives so it’s great.”

Crouse says that the theater will continue to renovate over the next year to improve the customer experience at the 40-year-old theater.

A regular price movie ticket will be $8.00 for adults with matinee showings for $6.00.

Story link, with video: http://www.witn.com/content/news/New-Washington-movie-theater-opens-413464603.html

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