Marquee theater to start in October.

Marquee theater to start in October.

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Development

Cleveland, TN

#1 Sep 22, 2012
I have been told they have been wanting to do an IMAX or similar but are not offered any money from the city. I guess it's a battle of who comes out of the ground and I don't think franks has any plans out for bid. I saw a set of plans for Marquees site two weeks ago and it bid Friday, and with the story in the paper today, it looks like Marquee won't be ran out of Kingsport which good.

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#2 Sep 23, 2012
When does the marquee cinema open?
Development

Cleveland, TN

#3 Sep 23, 2012
The completion date on the plans place the opening at June 19th. I think they are trying to open on there 10 year anniversary of coming to Kingsport.
hey yo

Prattville, AL

#4 Sep 28, 2012
So is this gonna be a diffrent location other than the mall ?
Development

Cleveland, TN

#5 Sep 28, 2012
Behind Kmart off east stone dr. I think it's called Indian road or trail.
sam I am

Greer, SC

#6 Jan 22, 2013
Is it under construction?
Big fat man

Cleveland, TN

#7 Jan 22, 2013
Looks like it. I wanted to sell some things to the contractor, they have a job box up. Not caught anyone there yet. Looks like they have been working. Not sure who to call to find out, asked a guy at be city and he said they were getting a lot of red tape, but they have worked it out. I still don't see where franks is building a new theater yet. I would bet they are going to redo the hell hole that's there and get the summer movies out of it. I will call and ask if any permits have been pulled yet
Cougar Fan

Kingsport, TN

#8 Jan 25, 2013
According to Marquee, steel will start rising in February and the theater will open 90 days after vertical construction starts. The theater said they will be open by summer
Big fat man

Cleveland, TN

#9 Jan 25, 2013
I can see being open for summer. Summers only 4 months away, and the site is not even close. But it does look like they are making progress.
Development

Cleveland, TN

#10 Jan 25, 2013
Look for announcements this week
Info

Johnson City, TN

#11 Jan 25, 2013
Big fat man

Cleveland, TN

#12 Jan 25, 2013
Is that the same story that the kingsport times news has been running for year? Just like the Aquatic center, the city spending money on things that are already here isn't going to help. I think one of the stories said the IMAX will be open before Easter, same old stories. Truth of the matter is I think the city will spend what ever it takes to keep a theater in the mall. So Franks will be in the old marquee site. The new bar will be Garfield's, IMAX and bowling ally will be paid for by the city. So the city will fund the closing of a 30 year old kingsport bowling ally next to the mall with marquees 10 years worth of tax money. I still think its going to come down to who comes out of the ground first and the mall has never done anything they said. One bright spot is that our tax money will get the mall a new sign so we know what to call it.
Development

Cleveland, TN

#13 Jan 25, 2013
The city will do anything to try to salvage the development disaster they caused at the crossroads. This is a good example, they are going to give 800k for this, and they gave 995k to Kingsport pavilion. My guess a entire shopping center will make more money then a dead mall. But when your the city, money is no object.
About time

Cleveland, TN

#14 Jan 25, 2013
It does sound like kingsport is getting a new theater in one way or another. Someone will be wrong and someone will be right, and both may be right. From all the stories including the one posted, it looks like the mall will be getting a imax and going into the old theater. I can see using the old belk store for the bowling thing, and the old garfields for the bar. I makes since and I think it will happen. I also know that that theater is small, and not built for big movies, so a new stadium seated theater like what's in Bristol on stone drive with all the food and shopping I think will work too. I'm old and could careless about a jumbo anything, so I doubt I'm gonna fight all the DB kids at the mall to see anything. That said, I'm glad we are getting both, but do hate it for that bowling place. Our church has been going there for years, and love the little man who owns it.
Jessie Hensley

Cleveland, TN

#15 Jan 25, 2013
Ok, to clear a few things up for some. Yes marquee is building right now behind k-mart. Yes franks is going into the mall soon. Yes, the city should help when such a large retailer is having issues such as the mall has had the last few years. We all will bennifit from having both. If we as a city want to grow, we need to expand on what we have and not let what is built die. Development, marquee and franks both have announced projects, and the city have done all they can to see both succeed, so please do not speak on their behalf.

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#16 Jan 25, 2013
Jessie Hensley wrote:
Ok, to clear a few things up for some. Yes marquee is building right now behind k-mart. Yes franks is going into the mall soon. Yes, the city should help when such a large retailer is having issues such as the mall has had the last few years. We all will bennifit from having both. If we as a city want to grow, we need to expand on what we have and not let what is built die. Development, marquee and franks both have announced projects, and the city have done all they can to see both succeed, so please do not speak on their behalf.

Thanks
Ok Kingsport has forsaken the mall that's why they are working on heritage point. Also everyone wants the mall to just die! Give up the ghost! It's pitiful just watching it try to come back with an imax. Not gonna happen just gonna make it go up and die back down again. Tired of it! move on let it die!
shew

Bristol, VA

#17 Jan 25, 2013
the malls has been talking about renovations for years and changing its name is all they have done they either need to take it down or revate with some new stores i myself wish they would level it and put something else there that is fun! cause it just sucks!!

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#18 Jan 26, 2013
shew wrote:
the malls has been talking about renovations for years and changing its name is all they have done they either need to take it down or revate with some new stores i myself wish they would level it and put something else there that is fun! cause it just sucks!!
The owners won't do anything for it! Kingsport doesn't own it so they can't do anything! The owners a cheap stake! Why would the renovate and get an imax if they can't even change the sign! The most hilarious thing is on the website look how they make the mall look, it looks like the mall of America! But really it looks like a ghetto
Sean Carter

Knoxville, TN

#19 Jan 31, 2013
when are going start construction on new marquee cinemas building that's going to be located near k-mart on east stone drive
sam I am

Mauldin, SC

#20 Jan 31, 2013
Soon

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