Entertainment Complex Slated For Spartanburg’s East Side

12 movie screens, bowling, miniature golf, game room included

July 16, 2008

By Lynne P. Shackleford – Spartanburg Herald Journal

A new family entertainment center complete with a state-of-the-art theater, a miniature golf course and bowling lanes will anchor the new Easton MarketPlace on the former Lan-Yair property off East Main Street.

Bruce Frank, president of Frank Theatres, said the complex that combines cinemas with other entertainment options will open in the next 14 months, with a groundbreaking ceremony expected in the next three to four months.

Frank’s concept, SuperPLAY USA, also will offer batting cages, laser tag, a game room and food. The center will have 12 movie screens with a total of 2,500 seats.

Frank said the theater will have floor-to-ceiling screens and wall-to-wall premium stadium seating, with seating also available on the second floor of the theater for those over 21 to enjoy a cocktail and food while watching a movie.

This will be the first combined theater and SuperPLAY USA complex built in South Carolina, although Frank Theatres has cinemas in Conway and is working with a Myrtle Beach developer to build a SuperPLAY USA center there.

“The lifestyle center concept appeals to us and fits in well with what we bring, family entertainment, world-class food and cinemas,” Frank said.

Centennial American Properties is the primary developer for Easton MarketPlace, the $100 million development project with 500,000 square feet of commercial space, and Johnson Development is overseeing construction and management of 12 three-story luxury apartment buildings on the site. Plans are still in place for high-end and local retailers, and the development will have a “Main Street” or boulevard atmosphere with lush landscaping and pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly amenities. The SuperPLAY USA and theater complex is planned for the rear of the site.



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