Pigeon Forge Cinema Grand Opening

Oct 14, 2010, 16:09 ET from Phoenix Big Cinemas Management

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forge Cinemas in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee scheduled to open October 15, with preview event Thursday, October 14.

The official grand opening for The Forge Cinemas is Friday, with first run features including Jackass 3D (R), Red (PG13) and Secretariat (PG).  A special private event for members of the community, area businesses, city officials and the press is being held this evening, Thursday, October 14. This 'Grand Opening Celebration' starts at 6:30PM and features an official ribbon cutting for the cinema at 7PM followed by a selection of movies for the cinema's first audience. The new theatre is the only all stadium seating cinema in the area offering Hollywood movies on the big screen and using the latest digital projection technology in every auditorium. The cinema is even capable of offering high quality Digital 3-D presentations in all five auditoriums as well.

"With the addition of The Forge Cinemas to its current mix of great restaurants and unique shopping, Walden's Landing has become an ideal place to spend the evening. We are extremely proud to offer this state-of-the-art theatre to the community," said Ned Vickers, a developer for Holrob Investments and a partner in Walden's Landing and Pigeon Forge Cinemas. "I've heard the phrase, 'We've needed this for a long time' almost daily over last several months as the theatre has been under construction. We're tremendously grateful that there's so much excitement and community support."

The state-of-the-art five screen theatre has over 600 seats and is situated in the Walden's Landing development to attract local residents and tourists visiting the nearby Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas. Moviegoers will enjoy stadium seating, with each row elevated for an unobstructed view, and plush high-back rocking chair seating. The theatre features all Digital Projection for a pristine picture quality, Digital 3-D and the latest in Digital Surround Sound. Additionally, the theatre features a wide selection of movie concessions and for added convenience, offers online advance ticketing through MovieTickets.com.

Financing for the project was provided by Citizens National Bank, a locally owned community bank with $825 million in assets.  The bank's headquarters are located in Sevierville with 18 branches serving Sevier, Jefferson, and Knox counties.

Grand Opening Offers

Free Popcorn with each paid admission October 15October 24, 2010.

About Phoenix Big Cinemas Management

The Knoxville based company, Phoenix Big Cinemas Management, will manage the new cinema. "We are proud to help bring a state-of-the-art theatre to a new market. The popular tourist destination and community will now have a local destination for Hollywood entertainment that it has never had before," stated Phil Zacheretti, President and CEO.  "The theatre is situated in a terrific location and will make a great addition to the area." Phoenix Big Cinemas Management manages 24 theatres with a total of 186 screens in 13 states.

SOURCE Phoenix Big Cinemas Management