Movie lovers in the Pulaski County area will be excited to hear about the new theatre plans in the works for Waynesville.
Movie lovers in the Pulaski County area will be excited to hear about the new theatre plans in the works for Waynesville. The city of Waynesville and B & B Theatres announced that B & B will be building a new 12 screen state-of-the-art theater on G.W. Lane near the VA Clinic. The new theatre will be located on the corner of Old H highway and G.W. Lane across the street from the VA Clinic B & B Theatres Director of Strategic Planning Dennis McIntire said. Waynesville mayor Luge Hardman said of the new theater, “The city is very excited about this and the continued economic development in that area.” The theatre will become the latest in a string of facilities and businesses that have opted to build in the G.W. Lane area near the Waynesville High School. It joins the ranks of the VA Clinic, Ozark Technical College and Phelps County Regional Medical Center. The new theatre will have 12 screens, one of which will be a “Grand Screen,” which is comparable to Imax in the moving viewing experience with stadium seating, a giant curved screen and seats that rock. “The Grand Screens start around 55 feet and stretches from the floor to the ceiling,” McIntire said. Another addition to the new theatre will be the Marquee Suites which are intended for adult patrons. People making use of the Marquee Suites are limited to 21 years-old or older because alcohol will be served there. The Marquee Suites are unique in that they provide leather reclining chairs, bar, large menu and wait staff that will serve patrons at their seats, as well as a separate lounge area for use whether patrons are seeing a movie or not. The new facility will be much larger than the current eight screen facility and will provide for quite a bit more parking, according to McIntire. McIntire said the company plans to sell the old facility and “it won't be a theatre anymore.” The site planned for the new theatre will need some engineering, including removing 15 or more feet of hillside to level things out. McIntire said he hopes the new theatre will be open for business in the spring, provided everything goes as planned.