The Holiday Village Cinema complex on Kearns Boulevard has a new name on the marquis. Metropolitan Theatres Corporation, which owns the Redstone 8 Cinemas at Kimball Junction, has purchased the leasehold interest in the four-plex facility. Metropolitan took over from Cinemark on Friday.
According to Metropolitan Theatres president David Corwin, the location will continue to operate under the name Holiday Village 4 Cinemas and he offered reassurance to regular patrons that Cinemark gift cards will be honored "for at least six months."
Overall, he said, the type of films shown will not be significantly different. In general, he added, the two locations, Holiday Village and Redstone, would not duplicate the same slate.
As to the live Metropolitan Opera simulcasts previously offered by Cinemark, Corwin said Metropolitan also works with that producer, Fathom Events.
Corwin added, "Admission prices and policies are comparable with minor differences."
The location will continue to serve as an official venue of the Sundance Film Festival in January, he said.
For its debut at Holiday Village, Metropolitan is running: "The Way Way Back," "Despicable Me 2," "The Heat,", "Grown Ups 2", and "Pacific Rim." The complete schedule may be found at http://www.metrotheatres.com/location.asp?location=36319.