SAN MARCOS, Texas, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EVO Entertainment Group® announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Fritztown Entertainment.
EVO acquired assets of Fritztown, primarily consisting of Fritztown Cinema and The Backyard, a 2,500-capacity outdoor amphitheater in Fredericksburg, Texas. The addition of Fritztown expands EVO's central Texas footprint by four cinema screens and further broadens its entertainment offerings to include live music concerts.
"This is a truly exciting time for EVO as we continue our path of growth and innovation. The addition of Fritztown provides us with the unique opportunity to not only expand our cinema footprint but to diversify our operation and extend into new segments within the entertainment space as well," says EVO Entertainment Group® CEO Mitch Roberts. "We're thrilled to welcome the Fritztown team into our EVO family and look forward to being excellent members of the community in Fredericksburg."
EVO will assume ownership and operations of Fritztown immediately and, while no interruption to normal business hours is expected, guests can expect to see some small upgrades and enhanced offerings. "I could not be more excited for Fredericksburg locals and tourists alike for the future of Fritztown," says Sloan Ruth, former owner and president of Fritztown.
The Backyard Amphitheater will begin its 2019 concert season on March 15 with Josh Abbott Band. Tickets are on sale now and can currently be purchased online at www.thebackyardatfritztown.com.
ABOUT EVO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP®
EVO Entertainment Group® is a San Marcos-based out-of-home entertainment operator comprised of a number of innovative brands including EVO Entertainment, The SPOT Cinema Eatery & Social Haus and EVO Cinemas. Led by 24-year-old CEO Mitch Roberts, EVO has built a reputation as a leader in innovation, as well as one of the fastest-growing independent cinema circuits in the country.
Since its start in late 2014, EVO has grown from just 11 screens in one location to 57 screens, 38 bowling lanes, three full-service restaurant/bars and over 200 video/redemption/classic arcade games across six locations. EVO Entertainment Group currently employs nearly 1,000 team members and entertains over 2.5 million guests annually.
EVO is a locally owned family business, with siblings Crystal, Cassie and Mitchell Roberts as its partners.
EVO Entertainment Group®
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SOURCE EVO Entertainment Group