Adding 74 Auditoria at Five Sites
EPIC To Quadruple
Its Screen Count
Fla. – EPIC Theatres will soon bow five new plexes
that will almost quadruple its screen count from 27 to
101, the circuit announced in February.
• First out of the gate will be
a Henderson, N.C., 12-plex to debut this June.
• A St. Augustine, Fla., 16-plex is slated to become part
of a 60-acre lifestyle project in time for the 2005
• A 160-acre retail/entertainment center in the Deltona,
Fla., market will get a 16-plex in early 2006 bow.
• A Clermont, Fla., 16-plex will anchor a 60-acre mixed-use
Finally, a 14-plex will join Palm Coast, Fla.’s
massive new City Center, which will also house government
offices, residences and retailers.
All multis will boast stadium-style
seating and digital sound. Select facilities will feature
digital pre-show programs, expanded gourmet concessions,
and private screening and party rooms.
Deland, Fla.-based EPIC currently operates
its 27 screens at four sites.
12 Miles From Manhattan
Plans Jersey 10-Plex
PATERSON, N.J. – Community Theatres Inc. announced on Feb. 11 plans to
construct a 10-plex in downtown Paterson, N.J., about 12 miles west of New York’s
Spanning 26,000 square feet, the complex will feature digital sound and an expanded “food
court-style” concessions area.
The circuit plans to screen not only mainstream Hollywood product there, but
also Latin American, Middle Eastern and Asian product.
The multi will join retail, commercial and residential counterparts to complete
the new Paterson Center City development.
“ Community Theatres is very enthusiastic about participating in this exciting
project,” stated John Halecky, circuit president.
Community Theatres is based in Summit, N.J.
Colorado Multi Due November
CCG Plans 12-Plex
For Castle Rock
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – Colorado Cinema Group announced in early February
that it had purchased land at Castle Rock, Colo.’s The Meadows At Historic
Castle Rock mixed-use residential and retail development center, and will build
a 12-plex there.
The multi, scheduled for a Thanksgiving 2005 launch,
will be situated about 20 miles south of Denver at Meadows
Parkway and Prairie Hawk Drive, and will feature
online ticketing services and an expanded concessions counter.
All auditoria will boast digital sound and wall-to-wall
screens, as well as stadium-style seating and retractable
“We are pleased to bring an exceptional motion
picture experience to patrons in the Castle Rock area,” said circuit prexy Cliff Godfrey. “Moviegoers
in the Castle Rock and surrounding areas will no longer have to drive a long
way to enjoy a state-of-the-art cinema.”
“The Castle Rock community has been eagerly awaiting
a movie theatre and that’s why we are fast-tracking this project for an estimated grand opening
just in time for the 2005 Thanksgiving weekend,” added CFO Haydn
The Aurora, Colo.-based circuit currently operates
85 screens at eight
sites in Colorado.