Theater at Vicksburg Mall opens today

Published 10:32 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

Looking for an idea for date night this weekend? B&B Theatres Vicksburg Mall 6 has got you covered.

Beginning Thursday evening at 7, the Vicksburg Mall will have a functioning theater again.

B&B Theatres district marketing manager and promotional analyst Paul Weiss said the first showtime will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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“We’ll be opening for full showtimes Friday,” he said.

At this time, no changes have been made to the theater since officials from Wilcox Cinema 6 announced it was closing Sept. 10.

“We’ve just been going in and cleaning things up, but we hope to make some upgrades in the near future,” he said. “Nothing is set in stone yet, but we are in talks to make some upgrades.”

Weiss said right now the focus is getting the theaters open and getting a presence in the community.

B&B Theatres has been family-owned and operated since 1924, when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri, where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies. During the company’s 88 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, and now digital cinema.

According to information from the company, B&B Theatres plans to bring more movie options to the Vicksburg area and changes to improve the customer experience at the box office and concession stand and enable guests to participate in the company’s backstage pass loyalty program, a rewards system in which repeat guests can earn discounts on tickets and concessions and other promotions.

There are five movies being shown this weekend: “Pan,” “The Martian,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “The Perfect Guy” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

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