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When Village Entertainment had thier feud with CBL Associates over high rent, they didn’t even notify the local citizens at all. Becouse they could’ve prevented this old cinema from closing. But the narrow minded yahoos this village has they don’t even take care of thier so call historical bldgs here at all. And just Monday another closing took place on CBL propetty. Ryan’s Restraunt chain closed thier eatery due to chapter 11 issues.
The Pemberton 4 Cinema is a four screen multiplex built around the late ‘80s,early 90s. It’s still in real good condition but the cinema is going to need a clean up and renovation all together. One talk has been making it into a discount cinema but with mall’s crime issues that’s going to have reexamined it.
So far questions are lingering as to why there isn’t a new cinema here yet.
As for me I try to find the limited release films to see. Like I like to see Antonment and the Spanish film The Orphanage.
Bad behavior in the cinema is so distracting. If not annoying.
Schmadarin you hit right on the button. I can tell you the local old multiplex here Pemberton Cinema 4 was abused by both Regel Entertainment Group and Village Entertainment. For one thing both would advertize a coming release trailor and that movie didn’t open that weekend. Another fact is both cinema operators didn’t catch the fact that the local teen market have been shifting to the better cinemas in Jackson Metro area. Village didn’t take care of the property and both operators held over black films for months at a time. Audience descrimantion. Now when the box cinemas returned Regel Entertainment didn’t consider builing a brand new cinema like it did in Clinton,which is thirty miles away.Now Village Entertainment got into a feud with CBL Associates who owned the mall and result they closed it becouse of high rent issues. Now the leaders of this community are learning that high end cinema operators don’t want to build one here becouse of small size population.
Micheal Clayton has rereleased I believe its coming out tommorrow. I like to see it by the way. But Miller hit the points dead on. Right now everyone wondering if there will be an Oscar telecast this year becouse of the WGA strike. I can tell I watched the last new episode of Criminal Minds last night. I expect it to run into repeats now.
Last night I watch Dennis Miller on the O'Reilly fact and he got critical of the TineslTown Establishment. He made some real good points. Like there is a disconnect between the Hollywood Establishment and the public. He pointed out that Tinseltown frowns at the public as cattle. Becouse they think the movie going public is stupid. He attacked them on the fact that they take things to seriously. He expressed the fact he would love to see old fashion B-movies again. But he and Bill did agree that most of the public didn’t see the recent oscar nominated films like Atonement,Country of Old Men and Micheal Clayton. Now Micheal Clayton flopped in its first weekend realease in fact.
Now that’s what I call an orignal plot. A monster motivating love story. So cool. Now in December,around Christmas day of this year JJ Abrams is going to have Star Trek come out.
What has been interesting about the WGA Strike thus far; it has been affecting the tv industry. The writers got the Golden Globes cancelled and some are already speculating about this year’s Oscars telecast as well. But the next casuality in this strike are going to be tv soap operas now. Now there is talk of a wavier for the Grammy awards. But the speculation has been over the oscars.
I’ve seen the trailor to CloverFeild and I can’t wait to see it. It has been compared to the BlairWitch Project which was a big hit in the summer of ‘99. What makes the Cloverfield interesting it’s shot in digital video and u don’t see the monster. That’s the mystery of the trailor.
Back in ‘03 or '04 Regel Entertainment sold the now closed Pemberton Cinema 4 to Village Entertainment. They didn’t even considering building a box cinema for this market at all. But they made a real big mistake at the time selling to Village E. For Village didn’t take care of the property. At the sametime they got into a feud with CBL Associates with high rent and CBL closed the Cinema at Christmas time of '06. And to this date Vicksburg hasn’t gotten a new cinema yet for Cinema operators are turning them down right and left for lack of population.
Reality has start to set in now.
In an article in the local paper it has been revealed that high end cinemas and retailers have been turning down Vicksburg flat as a location. One their arguements is the fact there is a lack of population. The city leaders have had a rough time attracting commuters to live here. I believe its due to overvalue real estate and closing businesses. But it has put the mayor in an embarrassiing predictment. Especially with the subprime mortgage mess and the overvalue real estate.
At the sametime CBL Associates is going announce thier plans for the mall. What they have planned the locals don’t know. But a lot of businesses have closed down due to high rent.
Digital Cinema is one the movie houses some my friends would like to see come here. But I have my doubts becouse of the slowing economy and the overprice real estate market here. The closet digital cinema is the Malco 17 in Madison.
Theatreman Vicksburg Ms has been without a cinema for over year and is starting 2008 still with no cinema. The vacated mall Cinema Pemberton 4 owned by CBL Associates hasn’t been filled but I can tell you the consesus of the locals is they want one outside of the mall.
In April 2001 A Space Odyssey is going to be forty years old. It was released in April of ‘68.
I can honestly tell you the cinema issue here in Vicksburg hasn’t died down at all. Locals have been asking questions and wondering when a new one is coming in. The local paper hasn’t done no follow up story or anything. CBL propetier has been quiet on issue as have the mayor of Vicksburgs. The quietness has kept the chatter up but there is real angry filn buff community here. Since Vicksburg went dark.
Listen Regal made a real big mistake selling the old mall cinema at Pemberton Mall to Village Entertainment. I figure Regal sold the old mall cinema to Village becouse they’re were getting weak profits and the were losing the local audiences black and white to the higher end cinemas in Ridgeland,Madison and Clinton. Now UA Regal here didn’t do a marketing study to see if demographics have changed. Regal didn’t do the courtesy of building this town a box cinema like they did in Clinton and Northpark 14.
I can tell you Village Entertainment didn’t improve the property at all. They bragged on renovation to the local paper but they didn’t follow up on it.
u got that right. They abused thier properties and don’t care about the customers.
Background: Pemberton Cimema 4. Four screen multiplex built sometime in the late'80s. Didn’t come operational unitl the early ‘90s. First owner Regel Entertainment Group under the flag title of United Artist Theatres. Now the Clinton 14 another Regal Entertaintment Property flys that same name. As does the Flowood Cinama 15.
Now Regel didn’t go out of the mall in the late '90s nore during the early part of this decade. Regel sold the Pemberton Cinema to Village Theatres in either 2003 or 04. But for sometime under mismanagement audiences moviegoing declined. Market shifted to the TinselTown in Pearl,Malco17 in Madison;Clinton 14 out of Clinton Ms which is thirty miles from Vicksburg.
Management under both Regel and VillageTheatres didn’t pay attention to the fact that market had shifted to high end cinemas in the Jackson Metro area. Now why would Regel Entertainment sale one of thier properties to a bad operator like VillageTheatres?
Village Entertainment took over the Pemberton Cinema 4 and this chain didn’t take care of the mall cinema at all. Last year at this time a feud broke out between the mall trustee CBL Associates and Village Ent over high rent. Village didn’t want to pay the rent at all. And CBL closed it down to the shock of the community. But Village made mistakes with this old cinema. They didn’t do marketing studies to see how demographics changed.In the local paper they kept harping on renovations which never took place. In fact in the summer of last year..one of thier projectors broke during Miami Vice. It really got a lot of the fans upset.
When it came to the closing CBL and Village Ent are at fault over this.
u make a good point. Now in the article blame fell on the industry for letting the cinemas fall into these situtions. Also the Carmike,Regel Entertaiment Group, AMC, made agreements with the studios over dvd releases. Like the 6 month window which was agreed upon.
Now Moviegoer I happen to agree that the high ticket cost which has been incurred have cannibolized the industry more.
Let me tell you what is interesting. I heard accounts that Summer and his daughter are feuding among each other. But the portfolio article had showed that cinemas like Carmike,Regel Entertaiment Group all thier earnings were down this quarter.
I saw Beowulf at the Clinton 10 Saturday afternoon. But the Regel Cinema didn’t have in 3D but still it was fun to watch.
When I was visting the caribbean island of St. Maartin on the Dutch side they had a wonderful stadium cinema. I can’t rememnber what franchise but it’s classy and big. It had a lot of American films there I saw the X-Men Last Stand there.
I don’t work in the industry but sometimes I wish I did. But I can tell you since I’d joined this board I’ve learned alot. U see the cinem closed I did my own research,especially on Village Entertaiment of Valiparso,Indiana. They had a real lousy website and I learned on this board that their webmaster left. Here’s another fact about the company. On thier website they didn’t have links on thier corporate history; nor thier other links for investor relations to look into. The only links they had was on thier cinemas in the midwest. Real suspious.
Now that’s a wonderful idea.
I can tell you when it comes to any historic structures the narrow minded leaders of Vicksburg don’t preserve histoy. They tear it down. U know no cinemas here were never put on any historic list. And towns like Vicksburg should be put on a list too. For not taking care of thier cinema history too.
When that happen Justin u know what I did? I joined this board and I got the real story out how its closed. U see Pemberton Cinema 4 was a multiplex mall cinema which never got any improvements. No new projectors the previous owners Village Entertainment didn’t take care of it and since they refused to pay the high rent to CBL Associates. Now the closing happened around christmas time which was a bad time to close in my opinion.
Now the original owners were Regel Entertainment Group and they didn’t even go out of the way to build a new box cinema. Now Clinton which is 30 miles away has one—a real clean and classy one I might add. Now why didn’t Regel build one here? Why didn’t they follow the trends here?