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B&B Theatres is committed to growth that is measured and calculated yet aggressive. Over the last decade, the company has expanded incredibly…building, remodeling, and acquiring theater locations across the country. Through positive relationships and an honest and considerate approach to business, B&B Theatres has become the sixth largest cinema company in the United States. The development team is widely regarded among the most thorough in the industry, and they work tirelessly to evaluate opportunities in diverse markets to determine where, how, and when B&B Theatres might be able to expand to bring the magic of the movies to more guests across the country.
The past several months have been among the most difficult ever for B&B Theatres and for the exhibition industry as a whole. The global pandemic has affected countless individuals, families, and companies, but few have been as dramatically impacted as the movie business.
Just the same, we have kept our heads held high and remain committed to the theatrical experience and the B&B standard. Through dedicated financing secured pre-pandemic, B&B has pursued and completed numerous remodeling projects even during this unprecedented and challenging time.
BLACKSBURG, VA : In mid-December of 2020, B&B Theatres will assume ownership and operations of this beautiful 11-screen facility in Virginia and establish the company’s first presence in the state. Operations will resume immediately and in time for the Christmas Day opening of WONDER WOMAN 1984, but plans to assume control of the attached bowling lanes, arcade, and restaurant are in the works for early 2021, along with a few branding and aesthetic updates to better align the facility with the B&B standard.
GRAIN VALLEY, MO –One of B&B’s Kansas City Metro locations, this relatively young theater was remodeled to install electric leather recliners and updated lobby fixtures, digital signage, and much more.
MIAMI, OK–A long-held B&B property, this charming 4-screen was remodeled to install electric leather recliners, updated exterior signage and menuboards, new auditorium wall coverings and hallway signs, and much more.
VENICE, FL –The remodeling effort at this 11-screen in beautiful Venice included the installation of the recliners and updates to the lobby and restrooms, but also boasted the arrival of a full-service bar, allowing guests of age the opportunity to enjoy a wine, beer, or cocktail in any of the auditoriums or in the cozy lounge adjacent the lobby.
PORT ARTHUR –Another full-scale recliner remodel, Port Arthur was completely revitalized with new seating, lobby fixtures, signage, and fresh aesthetics.
Projects in current development:
RED OAK, TX – A project the scope of which has not been seen in B&B-land previously, the Red Oak, Texas theater was announced just recently in November of 2019. Set to feature 12 theaters, GRAND SCREENS, ScreenX, B-Roll bowling, an Outtakes redemption arcade, a full bar, and much more, this location will put B&B on the map in a major way in the Greater Dallas Metro. The company is projecting an opening date of late 2021 or early 2022, so stay tuned for more details! You’re not going to want to miss this one!
PLATTE PURCHASE, MO– Similar in theme and size to the B&B Theatres property in Ankeny, the proposed Platte Purchase location will feature GRAND SCREENS, bowling lanes, arcade, food and beverage, and much more. An anchor feature of an incredible and expansive new commercial development, the theater will be complemented by retail, restaurants, hotels, schools, and a massive sporting and recreation complex. The development as a whole has been delayed due to the global health crisis, and while B&B remains committed to the project, no firm opening date has been determined.
CORPORATE OFFICE – B&B Theatres is in the process of redesigning a new corporate office located in Liberty, Missouri. The existing office space is being reimagined and repurposed to create a sleek and functional space for the growing corporate personnel. The space will include many private offices as well as community, gathering, meeting, and brainstorming spaces. The entire corporate staff should be onsite in this new facility by the end of 2020.
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 96 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, recliners and digital cinema. B&B continues to lead the industry in innovative and progressive cinema.
B&B Theatres is the 6th largest theatre chain in North America and, following the completion of the projects outlined above, will operate 428 screens at 52 locations in Kansas, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Texas.