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New movie theater planned for downtown York

By - Last modified: May 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM

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A new movie theater is in the works for downtown York.

The vision for the two-screen microplex planned for West King Street was announced Thursday night as part of Mayor C. Kim Bracey’s State of the City Address.

Penn Ketchum, part owner and driving force behind the Penn Cinema movie theater and IMAX in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, and another cinema location at the riverfront in Wilmington, Del., has been finalizing partnerships on the project, according to a news release.

Developers are working to bring the project online for the sequel to the movie “Avatar” expected in 2014, the release stated. The movie theater is planned as part of a new development for this area of the city.

The theater portion of the development is expected to cost about $750,000, Ketchum said.

It would not offer IMAX because the site is too close to Frank Theatres in York Township, he said.

Brent Burkey

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