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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema To Open At The Former Campbell 16 Location

July 22,2016 22:17

Alamo Drafthouse Springfield, a fourteen-screen theater, bar, and restaurant, will be the largest theater in the chain and will be located at the former Campbell 16 Cinema location. Alamo Drafthouse is also excited to announce that the Alamo Drafthouse ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- The owners of Alamo Drafthouse Theaters Friday confirmed it plans to move into the building being vacated by the Campbell 16 Cine in Springfield.Werhenberg's Campbell 16 will close July 31, citing dwindling attendance.  Friday, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse says it will open operations in the building at 4005 South Avenue in 2017, with 14 screens, a bar and restaurant.  The company says the Springfield location it will be the largest theater in its chain.In a news release, Alamo Drafthouse said it will renovate the theatre to include a number of technical and comfort upgrades, including seating for over 1000 people. "Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with top-of-the-line digital 4k projection and amazing sound. The Alamo will also be installing changeover 35MM projection to accommodate both classic films and new non-digital releases. In addition to the superior AV equipment, all auditoriums will be fully outfitted with luxury electric recliners ensuring every seat in the house offers an unparalleled, comfortable viewing experience," the release said.  The theater is expected to open in early 2017.In announcing it's closing in May, Kelly Hoskins with Werhenberg, says Campbell 16 is showing its age.“The Campbell is over 20 years old. So we would need to put in the best kind of equipment which we're used to doing. And we just can't do it because the attendance has declined so much," she said.Hoskins said without proper equipment updates, the theater won't be able to compete with bigger, and more state of the art theaters in Springfield.“It’s very difficult for us to compete monetarily with national and international companies, who seem to be our competition in Springfield," she added. Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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