BY MELANIE BUCK –
Silver Screens Cinema has announced March 25th, 2016 as their official opening date. The community has patiently awaited the transformation of the theater as the new owners Greg Davis, and DeAnna and Buddy Ayers, have completely stripped the old and replaced it with all new. All new walls, floors, seating, and screens are just a portion of the changes made at Silver Screens Cinema.
Some of the new additions that have been added, include VIP sections and game rooms. Ayers explained that the VIP sections will both be upstairs in balcony settings. “Cinema 1 will seat 36 VIP’s in large lounge-style chairs and Cinema 2 will seat 15. VIP’s will also have their own bathrooms upstairs, along with a waitress and VIP parking.” VIP costs will be $15 per person; regular admission will be $8.
The ‘Cry Rooms’ will still be available and have been moved downstairs on both sides of the theater. Larger bathrooms have been constructed in the lobby area and the concession area will serve a multitude of foods. White Castle Burgers, pizza by the slice, nachos, hot dogs, pretzels, slushies, and of course, candy and popcorn will all be part of the menu. “We want to keep our prices affordable locally. We have enough concessions that you can have dinner and a movie right here,” said Deanna. New leather chairs with cup holders will fill the theater.
The 50’s style will be evident throughout the theater with white and black checkerboard floors and 50’s movie posters decorating the lobby. Upcoming attractions will be found on the front of the building in new light up poster displays. “We are getting really excited and can’t wait to open our doors to the community. We hope they’ll love it as much as we do,” said Ayers.
The theater will open with Batman vs. Superman playing on Cinema 1 and Zootopia showing on Cinema 2. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 6:00 p.m., 8:00p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; Sunday thru Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. They will also have matinees on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To learn more, visit www.menatheater.com or find them on Facebook at Silver Screen Theater.