After Months Of Delays, Premiere Cinemas Opens Its Doors

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By: Allison Morrison
Updated: October 26, 2012

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The wait is over.

After months of delays, Lubbock's newest movie theater opened its doors Friday.

Premiere Cinemas is on the west side of the South Plains Mall.

The theater didn't open until mid-morning, but as soon as it did, Glen and Inetta Reddell were first in line at the box office.

"We were shopping at Home Depot yesterday and I'm like 'Hunny, the theater has to be open, it has to be open soon.' So we saw one of the managers and we said, 'So when are you guys opening?' He says tomorrow (and) I say, 'Tomorrow? What time?' He says 11. I say, 'That's it, we're clearing everything off our schedules and we're going to be there,'" Inetta said.

Premiere Cinemas has 16 screens and that includes the IMAX auditorium with a screen that's 70 feet wide.

"We've got a Starbucks. We've got two full service bars, both offer a full menu of gourmet pizzas, gourmet burgers, quesadillas, chicken strips, salad," theater manager, Rudy Leal, said.

Leal added guests don't have to buy a movie ticket to grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or a drink in the theater's bars.

It's those conveniences that drew the Reddell's in.

"It's just clean and the openness, you know looking forward to all the other amenities that it has," Inetta said.

A matinee show is just $6.25 for adults and $9.00 for an evening show.

Kids and seniors are $6.00 all the time.

If you want to see an IMAX movie, you'll have to pay a little more.

Adults will have to shell out $15.00 and kids are $12.00.

For the next two weeks, a portion of the proceeds from the theater's food sales will be donated to Lubbock's Big Brother Big Sister organization.



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Size: 65,545 SF
Auditoriums: 16
Opening: 2012

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