Movie Palaces Inc. are expanding their five theatre empire in Casper, Wyoming with one more ten-screen multiplex on the east side of town. The Casper Star Tribune reveals that because of parking and building size issues downtown the multiplex has to be situated at the east side of town. Randy Pride, the co-owner of Movie Palaces, proudly states “I compare it to Wal-Mart building a new location on the west side,” but re-assures readers that the cinemas downtown won’t be closing as a result. But not everyone is convinced: “Tina Wulf, director of the Downtown Development Authority, hopes the new multiplex won’t negatively affect downtown, but it remains to be seen.” There’s even discussion about whether this will have an impact on downtown restaurants.
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