2010-08-11 / Social & Community News

Georgia Theatre Company Announces Constuction at Pooler Cinemas

Aubrey Stone, President of Georgia Theatre Company, announced that construction has begun on its new theatre in Pooler, Georgia.

“We are pleased that Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12 at Pooler Marketplace is now under construction and we plan to open by Thanksgiving. Later expansion to 14 screens is in the design. We have purchased in excess of 9 acres adjacent to the new Publix in Pooler Marketplace.”

“Due to an increase in market demand, we have decided to open with a 12- screen theatre instead of the originally announced 10- screen complex,” added Mr. Stone. “We believe the Pooler area deserves to have what will be the largest movie theatre in all of Coastal Georgia. We will have all of the latest Dolby stereo audio and Christie visual equipment with all digital projectors including multiple 3D auditoriums.”

As a major component of Edens & Avant's new 36- acre Pooler Marketplace, Pooler Stadium Cinemas will join grocery anchor Publix and other national and local retailers in a center slated to open in November 2010.

“We're very excited to collaborate with Georgia Theatre Company in bringing state of the art cinemas to one of the fastest growing areas in Georgia,” commented Lyle Darnall, Managing Director, Edens & Avant. “The cinemas, along with the variety of restaurants and retail mix we have planned at Pooler Marketplace, will offer a vibrant shopping and entertainment experience and a place for local residents to relax and spend time with their family and friends.”

Kip Smiley, Vice President, Film Booking for Georgia Theatre Company, said “Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12 will open just in time for the busy Holiday season. We are currently having discussions with the major studios regarding their movies including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows”, “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn”, “Tron: Legacy” and “Gulliver's Travels,” all available in 3D. Everyone is excited about this new Georgia Theatre location.”

For continuing development news and updates on Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12 and Pooler Marketplace, follow online at www.facebook.com/poolermarketplace or on Twitter at @PoolerMarketplace.

Georgia Theatre Company is a family owned business specializing in motion picture exhibition. Currently, GTC is one of the 20 largest theatre circuits in the USA, operating 288 screens at 29 locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia and is a pioneer in the film industry with almost a century of experience and the roots in the early days of film exhibition.

Georgia Theatre Company prides itself on providing state of the art motion picture facilities featuring stadium seating and the best visual and sound systems available.

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