7/28/2006: Press Release - Bones Theatre Ceremonial Ground Breaking
Bones Theatre is a state of the art, professionally designed, and soon to be locally built movie theater that will be open to the public in early 2007. The theatre will show first run movies, seat almost 500 patrons in 4 different auditoriums and will eventually add 2 more screens in either 2008 or 2009.
“It took us a long time to get to this day. The residents of Columbia City and the nearby towns and lake communities have waited for over 40 years for someone to bring movies back to this area and we wanted to do it right. Some of our investors have been with us since November of 2002 and no one is happier than them to see construction start”. Except maybe Jones and DuVall. It took them over 4 years to develop the project from concept to date.
“We received a lot of support from city
officials. Dave Sewell, the City
“Many people ask us why the name “Bones Theatre”? The name of the theater is from a nickname Jones had while in college, “Bones”. It was also the working title on the business plan during the first round of bank interviews. “Our first bank interviewer commented on how much she liked the name, so it stuck. We forgot to change the name…but her reaction was so positive that we decided to leave it.”
Bones Theatre will soon be listing its advertising and corporate outing packages on the web. Details can be obtained about advertising within Bones Theatre or holding a corporate outing by consulting the website.
Employment applications and interviews will start to be accepted in November. The theater is expected to employ 2-3 full time positions and 10-15 part time positions.