This article was originally published by The Lancaster News on March 13, 2015.
Coming soon to Indian Land: Multiplex theater
Although it’s not yet time to line up to buy popcorn, by fall 2016, Indian Land residents will be able to go to the movies without leaving the area.
Stone Theatres and MPV (Merrifield Patrick Vermillion) Properties announced Thursday, March 12, that Stone will build a 14-screen multiplex at RedStone, a 40-acre retail development at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).
The 53,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art cinema will be the largest movie facility in Lancaster County, able to seat more than 2,800 movie-goers at the same time.
Construction is expected to start soon, with an anticipated opening in late fall 2016. Site work is slated to start immediately.
The RedStone development was unanimously approved Feb. 23 by Lancaster County Planning Commission. The retail development is a mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment that is expected to attract national brands as tenants.
“Indian Land is experiencing tremendous residential and commercial growth, and RedStone is ideally located to serve the growing retail needs of this market,” said Mike Bilodeau of MPV Properties.
“We expect to attract a number of national, regional and local retailers to this project.”
According to the Stone Theatres release, this development will change the shopping patterns for Lancaster County, keeping residents at home and spending in the area, as well as attracting residents from southern Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. It is great for Lancaster County tax base, jobs and schools.
The 14-screen multiplex will feature:
- 2,800-plus stadium seats with comfortable, high-back rocker seating and retractable, padded arm rests and cup holders.
- 14 fully expanded wall-to-wall screens
- A PDX premium deluxe auditorium with 2D and 3D digital projection
- State-of-the-art digital sound systems
- Rear window captioning for deaf and hearing-impaired guests
- Descriptive video service for blind and visually impaired guests
- MovieAwards customer loyalty program
- Superior concessions, including pizza by Pizzeria Uno, gourmet pretzels, hot dogs, nachos, Coca-Cola beverages and other quality items
“Stone Theatres is extremely excited to bring this much-needed, state-of-the-art facility to Indian Land and the surrounding communities,” President and CEO Herman Stone said.
“Additionally, we are extremely enthusiastic about this wonderful opportunity to be a part of the RedStone development. We expect to build a beautiful show palace for the community, a place you will be proud to see a movie at. The site will be convenient for this growing community and, upon completion, should employ as many as 50 employees.”
About Stone Theatres
Headquartered in Charlotte, Stone Theatres operates four locations with 56 screens in the Carolinas, including Sun Valley 14 in Indian Trail, N.C.
Prior to forming Stone Theatres, Stone was president and CEO of Consolidated Theatres, headquartered in Charlotte.
Consolidated Theatres had 34 locations and more than 400 screens along the Eastern seaboard, including Phillips Place, Park Terrace and Arboretum in Charlotte, Manchester Village in Rock Hill and Union Square in Monroe, N.C.
The company has plans for continued growth throughout the eastern United States. Stone Theatres is committed to continuing its reputation as the premier theater operating company in the United States. For more information, visit www.StoneTheatres.com.
About MPV Properties
MPV Properties is one of the Charlotte area’s leading office, industrial, retail and land brokerage, development and management firms.
MPV Properties has developed a number of Indian Land projects, including 521 Corporate Center, Bailes Ridge and Six Mile Commons
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