Fourteen-screen megaplex opens in Palm Coast, FL

posted by CSWalczak on July 2, 2010 at 9:50 am

PALM COAST, FL – The growing Epic Theatres chain has opened its latest theater in the Town Center here. Its facade is said to be a modern take on the classic Athens Theatre in DeLand, FL (as it originally appeared and as it looks now, after a 2007 restoration that removed a 1950s-era front makeover). The new megaplex has all-digital projection; six screens are 3-D capable.

Flagler County residents are eager for the cinema opening, said Doug Baxter, president of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. It’s been three years since the county’s only cinema, Picture Show III in the St. Joe Plaza, closed and forced movie viewers to drive 20 to 30 miles to either Ormond Beach or St. Augustine.

“It’s a long way to drive to watch a movie, especially at night for teens and seniors,” Baxter said. “This is nothing like what we had and people have been calling us ever since it was announced and asking when is it opening. This is great news. It’s another step in us becoming a closer county and helping to keep our spending dollars in the county.”

This Daytona Beach News-Journal has more.

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