Family-owned-and-operated B&B Theatres is thrilled to announce the acquisition of an 8-screen cinema location at 251 Buddy Ganem Drive in Portland, Texas, The deal marks the Midwest theater company’s fifth location in the Lone Star State and, following an estimated three-day closure, the cinema group hopes to reopen the facility under the B&B banner in a few weeks.
Exciting talks are underway about potential future changes to the facility, but out of the gate, the company plans to install their point-of-sale and incredible free loyalty program.
Speaking of the deal, B&B Theatres President and CEO, Bob Bagby said, “We are very excited to grow our brand in Texas. This location is a perfect fit for our circuit and we can’t wait to show the Corpus Christi area what B&B has to offer. The current owner, Jeff, has done an amazing job with this location and we can’t wait to continue the legacy he has built for many years to come. I am so thankful to be working alongside my wife Bridget and my three adult children Bobbie Bagby Ford, Brittanie Bagby Baker and Brock Bagby as they take the company into the 4th generation and nearly 100-years of show business. We love what we do and believe in the future of this exciting industry.”
Exiting owner Jeffery Dinger said “I have loved serving this community since 2005 when I built the Northshore 8. This has been my passion for many years and I wanted to ensure my theatre went to a circuit that was innovative and growing. B&B was the perfect fit, and I can’t wait to see what they do to this beautiful location.”
Brandt Gully from EFA partners represented Mr. Dinger, the seller while John Nolan from Crossroads Real Estate Group represented B&B the buyer.
Details on further updates have not yet been finalized, but all are encouraged to visit bbtheatres.com to see the full list of company developments and upcoming projects, as well as check out B&B Theatres on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for continued updates, up-to-the-minute entertainment news, showtimes and prices, and detail on this and other exciting projects.
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About B&B Theatres
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 98 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, and now digital cinema. B&B Theatres is the 5th largest theatre chain in North America and operates 529 screens at 57 locations in Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.