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Warner Robins, GA: GTC Parkway 6 Cinemas to Close

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 4:14 PM by Scott Jentsch

Theater PhotoThe GTC Parkway 6 Cinemas in Warner Robins, Georgia is set to close in August 2014, according to an article published this week in The Telegraph:

Parkway Cinemas, a mainstay of Russell Parkway for 30 years, is scheduled to close its doors in a month.

Bill Stembler, chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia Theatre Co., said the discount theater doesn’t have the equipment to go on.

At $2.50 per ticket, the six-screen theater had been one of the cheapest entertainment options around. But film companies have been pushing away from actual film prints, which are costly.

The companies had been financing conversions for regular movie theaters from film to digital, but they would not finance conversions of the discount theaters, Stembler said.

“They made the decision that they would not allow discount theaters to participate in that program of financing. This theater doesn’t have the right equipment to show (digital) movies,” he said.

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If and when it does close, moviegoers in the area will need to seek out other nearby theaters, such as the GTC Galleria 15 Cinemas in Centerville and the GTC Houston Lakes Stadium Cinemas 10 in Warner Robins (both within about five miles of the Parkway's location).

According to our records, Georgia Theatre Company currently owns/operates 30 locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, with a majority being in Georgia.

Photo above is courtesy the Parkway Cinemas.



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