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NOW SHOWING – COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT!
GRAND OPENING – TOWNE SQUARE Cinema
out the red carpet and join us behind the velvet ropes for the
GRAND OPENING of the Towne Square Cinema.
latest venture by a group of investors interested in community
improvement began last fall with the opportunity to buy
the nearly completed movie Cinema.
It is located in the former
Store building. The Cinema entrance has been remodeled,
third screen was added to compliment the two that are
already operational. This will allow the
Cinema to bring in a
Grand Opening Special: All movies - All Weekend
Opening weekend schedule:
evening, February 27th,
to 5:30 the Cinema will be open to the public for tours.
The lights will be up and staff will be on hand to answer any
questions. There will be a DVD presentation by the investment
group showing the building of the third screen and the history
of how the investors came together to work on this project.
screens will show movies and they will begin at alternate times,
about 15 minutes apart around the 6:00 hour.
showings for the movies should be around the 8:00 hour.
Saturday, February 28
10:00am until noon, there will be free
cartoons, popcorn and gift packs for the kids.
showings are scheduled around 1:00 and 3:00PM
evening shows begin around 6:00PM
6:00PM the group will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in
front of the Cinema with photographs.
evening shows begin at approximately 8PM
will also be a raffle for a TV, iPod, Microwave, Hotel and Spa
Package and a Hotel and Golf Package. All paying guests may
fill out an entry form for the drawing.
Sunday, March 1
cartoons for the kids – 12:00 noon to 2:00PM
times of approximately 3:00PM and 6:00PM
remodeled entrance, moviegoers will no longer enter the Cinema
through the Café. This will make a more
experience for the diners. The Café will be available most of
the weekend, except for the
afternoon and evening of the 28th.
to the exterior of the Cinema will include
additional remodeling to the front of the building with a new
Marquee and vertical sign, a canopy at the entrance to the Cafe,
along with planters, tables, and chairs for outdoor dining.
This, along with painting, will begin over the summer when the
investment group's intention is to provide the community with an
entertainment venue, which is reasonably priced, for children
and families, plus bring life to the downtown square. They also
hope to lead by example, using this as the first step in
revitalizing the downtown area. Grant money is being pursued
to remodel and put new facades on all the buildings in the
downtown area. This is a longer-term project, but definitely a
step in the right direction.
Cinema is one of three major projects undertaken by the
investment group in the last couple of years. The first was
the Randolph Inn and Suites hotel, which is up and
http://www.randolphinnandsuites.com/ Second, is the Towne Square Cinema downtown,
which is currently offering regular showings. Third, is a new
family style restaurant called the Randolph Grill, which they
hope to have open by the first part of May. The restaurant is
something that the community has long needed and the hope is to
encourage everyone who currently drives to Muncie, Richmond, or
Greenville to remain in town. The facility will have a banquet
room for 80 people, patio area for summer entertainment, and a
lounge for spirits, as well as the main dining area.
investors are doing much to make these businesses a reality.
Dave says, “There is so much opportunity for growth in our old
hometown and there are other ideas being discussed. The
community is changing and the idea of Winchester becoming a
tourist destination point is no longer just a wild idea, it has
become a vision and people are stepping up to help that vision
become a reality. It will take the revitalization of the
downtown to make it happen. We are looking for people who have
accumulated knowledge through their working life and would be
willing to share it or put it to use helping to revitalize our
hometown. If you have knowledge of business prospects or know
of companies that want to expand and need a location, or if you
just want to mentor someone who is starting up a small business,
we could use your help. Those of you who have an
entrepreneurial spirit, or want to invest in rebuilding the
community, or just want to have some fun volunteering and
working on projects to help the old town are all welcome! You
don't need to live in Winchester to help it succeed, but sharing
ideas, knowledge, and maybe some investment funds, can go a long
way in helping the vision be met. I can think of no better
partners in this venture than our Class of 1967.”
of you who have fond memories of the town where you grew up and
want to help this small group bring life back to the community,
please contact Terry Hunsucker or Dave Hendrickson. If you need
the number or their email, please contact the Webmaster.
back during the coming week for any updates Grand Opening
agenda, and periodic updates with pictures, reviews and