A new 10-screen, state-of-the-art, movie theater is opening Friday in .
The theater, at 1050 Powder Springs St., includes stadium seating, 3D, and surround sound technology.
Neighborhood Cinema Group’s theater is in the former Regal Cinemas building and is part of many major developments to take place in the Powder Springs Street redevelopment corridor.
"We are encouragedby the fabulous demographics and the improvements already made in the area, said Jeff Geiger, president of NCG in December. "Our new cinema will be a draw for the entire area and offer the nicest movie experience you will find anywhere in the nation.”
NCG, will be the only cinema in the city limits besides the Strand, which occasionally shows movies, said Beth Sessoms, Marietta’s economic development director.
NCG, which also operates a cinema in Acworth, expects to create 40 to 50 part-time jobs and several full-time management positions, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.
Mayor Steve Tumlin told the MDJ that his wife, Jean Alice, will likely enjoy the new cinema being so close by.
Tumlin said his wife has had to drive up to the theaters near Town Center mall off Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw to see movies.
“There are two up there and she likes both of them, but we have granddaughters (ages 3 and 5) that she can’t wait to go to the movies with here,” he said.
NCG Cinemas spokesman Pat O’Boyle said the new theater’s ticket prices will match those in Acworth. Matinees are $6 Monday through Thursday until 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday before noon. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $8 for students and military, and $7 for children and seniors.
Showtimes are available online at www.ncgmovies.com or at (678) 303-4845.