Development

What's happening at B&B Theatres?

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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.

Despite an unprecedented and challenging 2020, B&B is still positioned to realize exceptional growth and expansion, ensuring the magic of the movies remains strong on the other side of a global pandemic.

2021!

The past eighteen 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.

Despite an unprecedented and challenging 2020, B&B is still positioned to realize exceptional growth and expansion in the coming year, ensuring the magic of the movies remains strong on the other side of a global pandemic

2021 was a busy year as we acquired all of the below locations!

  • MAIN STREET OF KANSAS CITY (MO)
  • MORRISVILLE, NC
  • MALL OF AMERICA (MN)
  • BLACKSBURG, VA 
  • AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA 
  • SEDALIA, MO 
  • WESLEY CHAPEL, FL

2022!

ATHENS, GEORGIA-  B&B Theatres has assumed operation of a 12-screen cineplex in Athens, marking the company's arrival in the state.  Remodel plans are in the works.

MALL OF AMERICA (MN): A truly exciting and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the 13-screen theater in the world-renowned Mall of America will soon be operated by family-owned B&B Theatres!  Serving guests from around the world, this location is a critical part of the massive Bloomington commercial and entertainment establishment and will provide B&B not only the chance to bring movie magic to the state of Minnesota for the first time, but also work with Mall ownership and commercial partners on exciting partnerships and collaborative efforts. We have begun a remodel of this property to include ScreenX along with new electric recliners!

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – The fifth B&B Theatres location in the Sunshine State, Wesley Chapel The Grove 16 is situated in a beautiful development in the suburb north of Tampa.  While the location was well-maintained and potently integrated into the community at the time of B&B’s arrival, the company still has exciting plans for the facility, so stay tuned! In 2022, we have begun extensive remodel to bring in electric recliners along with premium amenities.

OMAHA, NE - The first B&B Theatre location in Nebraska, Omaha Oakview Plaza 14 will receive a substantial remodel to include electric recliners and state of the art premium amenities!

KC NORTHLAND - The B&B Northland 14 becomes our final location in the Kansas City market to receive an electric recliner remodel! The 1st phase has been completed with more to come in 2022.

WEST OLIVE, MO – A large 16-screen cinema located off Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, Missouri, the contract on this location has been announced only recently.  This theater will mark the company’s fourth cinema facility in the Greater St. Louis area, with existing locations in Wentzville, Wildwood, and Festus, and B&B is hoping to begin remodeling efforts in the late-Fall of 2022.

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 in the near future, so stay tuned for more details!  You’re not going to want to miss this one!

Company History

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 97 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.

CURRENT OPERATIONS
B&B Theatres is the 5th largest theatre chain in North America and, following the completion of the projects outlined above, will operate 513 screens at 56 locations in 13 states: Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Minnesota, and Washington.