Great Escape Theatres
is a movie theatre chain that operates movie theatres primarily in the Midwestern United States
. The chain has its headquarters in New Albany, Indiana
, located just across the Ohio River
from Louisville, KY
The company is operated by Alliance Entertainment. The first theatre in the chain opened in Bedford, IN
in May 1997. The company has since opened locations in Indiana
, West Virginia
A statement on the company's website notes that they focus on mid-size market areas consisting of populations between 100,000 and 400,000 people.
The company now operates 277 screens at 24 locations. 38 additional screens were planned for construction in 2009 and 2010. The chain employs a workforce of over 500 people.
The location in Fenton, MO won Best Theater in the St. Louis, MO-area in the July 2009 issue of St. Louis Magazine
A location is scheduled to open in Simpsonville, SC sometime in early 2010 and Dickson City, PA in late 2010.
The following individuals compose the operating team for Great Escape Theatres.
- Anne Ragains-President and CEO
- Chance Ragains-Chief Operating Officer
- Bill Leonhart-CFO
- Lee Turberville-VP of Construction
- David Poland-VP of Operations
- Jamie Bowles-Director of Information Technology
- Billy Geltmaker-Operations Administration Manager
- Chris Aulisio-Director of Operations -......