“Regal Great Escape Harrisburg Mall Stadium 14,” says the marquee of the Harrisburg Mall.
Based on the company’s recent acquisition of the nationwide Great Escape Theatre chain, the name change indicates that Regal Entertainment Group has taken ownership, management, and operation of the former Great Escape 14 theatre.
However, there was no disruption in business or service to moviegoers as a result of the ownership transition. Mall movies, on the other hand, are just going to become larger and better. So, according to mall authorities, grab your popcorn.
“The addition of Regal Cinemas to the Harrisburg Mall tenant mix is tremendously significant and good,” said Bill Russell, Director of Harrisburg Mall. “It integrates a highly experienced, successful, and financially-sound theatre operator into our retail environment.”
Visible benefits will include the attraction of more first-run movies, unique special events that will tempt more theater-goers and, as a result, shoppers to the mall, and a greater level of participation in the local community.” The defined strength of operations and the presence of Regal Cinemas is a significant gain for Harrisburg Mall and the surrounding region. ”
Former members of Great Escape’s “Critics Choice” reward program will be able to upgrade to Regal’s free Crown Club loyalty program. When Critics Choice members enroll their Regal Crown Club card online by January 31, 2013, they will earn an additional 10 credits.
Harrisburg Mall is a 61-acre tract on Paxton Street near Exit 45 of Interstate 83 that is jointly owned by St. John Properties and Petrie Ross Ventures.
Aeropostale, Bath and Body Works, Champs Sports, Claire’s, Express, Foot Locker, Kay Jewelers, New York, and Company, Radio Shack, Victoria’s Secret, and others are among the approximately 70 tenants. Toys “R” Us and Applebee’s are also part of the mix of tenants. One anchor location, which was formerly occupied by Boscov’s until its bankruptcy in 2008, is still available for lease.
After removing an abandoned free-standing structure from the main mall entrance. The new mall owners built elegant paver pathways with light fixtures, seats, and plants as part of their makeover program.
The Harrisburg Mall will soon see more inside and external changes as part of its repositioning.
It has 540 cinemas with over 6,880 screens in 43 of the top 50 US market regions. It is one of the country’s major theatre chains.