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Evansville, IN: The Days are Numbered for Showplace Cinemas South

Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013 11:40 AM by Scott Jentsch

Theater photoIf you've been wanting to see a movie at the Showplace Cinemas South in Evansville, Indiana, don't wait very long to do so. We've heard reports that signs are up in front of the theater offering the site as available for leasing, build-to-suit.

Back in February, the Evansville Courier-Press published an article the mentioned that the owner does not want to upgrade the theater's seven auditoriums with Digital Cinema Projection systems, and planned to raze the building, build a new structure, and lease it out:

The life expectancy of Paul Stieler’s Showplace Cinemas South, located off the Hebron and Powell avenues, is low. Stieler revealed plans Monday for having the 39-year-old building demolished by probably this summer, or as soon as he finds a business that would like for him to build a structure to suit on the site.

Meanwhile, movies will be shown there as usual.

The expected demise of the use of film industrywide by the end of this year, is causing the local discount movie theater’s demise.

According to Stieler, it would cost too much to have the discount theater’s seven auditoriums digitalized. The theater still uses film.

“I’d just as soon tear it down, build another building and lease it to someone,” he said.

Click the Read link below to view the full article.

The theater is still playing movies for the time being, as can be seen by its Showtimes page, but don't be surprised when you see a "closed" sign, the lights are off, and bulldozers are looking longingly at the building...

When that happens, you'll have other options, as can be seen on the Nearby Theaters list for Evansville, Indiana.

The photo above is courtesy Showplace Cinemas.



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