Marquee closing mall theater for free-standing complex, IMAX in the works at Town Center

Feb 1, 2013 Read more: Kingsport Times 13

In an advertisement running in the Times-News over the next four days, Marquee Cinemas thanks its customers for support and patronage during its 10-year run at the Kingsport Town Center.

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#1 Feb 2, 2013
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Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#2 Feb 2, 2013
just wish marquee would stay in mall while they are building on new site off east stone drive
seriously

Shelbyville, TN

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Cause we don't have one except for the one in the other side
Big fat man

Kingsport, TN

#4 Feb 2, 2013
Marquee was kicked out of the mall. They would have stayed till they got the new building built.
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 2, 2013
I don't think would revoke lease on marquee cinemas but we may never know real reason for marquee cinemas leaving mall before their free standing biking was be built
Development

Kingsport, TN

#7 Feb 3, 2013
He's right. They had a month to month lease and the mall knew if they let marquee stay put until the new building was built they would never fill the spot they have now. This is going to be the largest money maker for theaters and franks is going to come in even if its just for the summer. They don't need to build anything, marquee already did. So they invest very little and try to steel the market. The marquee project has been held up on several occasions which I think shows the city want to try to save face with the IMAX money. If the mall theater doesn't make it, the city loses the money. Honestly, I think they are not going to make anything on the IMAX anyway. I haven't seen any announcements on what the IMAX is going to bring to be mall in other business, just rumors of people leaving.
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#8 Feb 3, 2013
don't know if franks theater is going to move into mall or back out of deal and let mall die slow painful death
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#9 Feb 5, 2013
marquee cinemas was kicked out of kingsport town center so franks theaters could start moving into kingsport town center,so mall could keep money they are going spend on iMax building that's going to be part of franks theater
Big fat man

Kingsport, TN

#10 Feb 6, 2013
In other words, if you have paired taxes for ten year, expanded the current theater twice, you are thanked by the city giving money to a competitor to come in on your market. Stupid. Why would anybody want to do business in kingsport
Daniel D

Kingsport, TN

#11 Feb 6, 2013
Marquee wasn't kicked out. They'd been wanting to move for years and when their lease was up they decided to move. They were going to move to the Pavilion but that fell through. Then they decided to move behind K-Mart and that is now happening. Marquee and the mall had several disagreements over the years. They finally got sick of rent raises and dwindling traffic due to the mall falling apart.
Daniel D

Kingsport, TN

#12 Feb 6, 2013
My correction Marquee was kicked out of the mall but I'm sure it was because of an ongoing spat between Marquee and the mall. As I said Marquee was well known to have issues being in the mall and hadn't been happy at that location in years. Relax guys though Marquee from what I understand will be reopening sometime between October-December of this year at it's new location right behind KMart on East Stone Drive! So we won't be without a movie complex in Kingsport very long.
wow

Bristol, VA

#13 Feb 7, 2013
This would be a miracle if they went into this place i dont honestly think it will happen but who knows its going down hill so fast i dont see it happening
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#14 Feb 19, 2013
any news on how building of new marquee cinemas building that's going to be next to k-mart on east stone drive coming along

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