The Pierce Point Cinema in Pierce Township is now open.
Located in the newly developed Amelia Plaza, the Pierce Point Cinema 10 is a first-run, 10 screen complex with rocking stadium seats and high-tech amenities.
The state-of-the-art theater celebrated its grand opening with a well-attended open house July 31.
“The grand opening was fabulous,” said general manager Libby McKoon. “We are very happy to be in this community and are thrilled that people are coming out.”
In the late 1990's, the Perins purchased the old Van Leunens department store property out of bankruptcy along state Route 125 in Amelia; they have been planning the plaza for the last few years.
According to the Perin Group Developer's Statement, the belief in Pierce Township, Amelia, and Clermont County is evidenced by the monetary commitment that they have made in the area; the financial investment that they have made in the area is the largest single expenditure to be made in the area in more than 30 years, according to the Perins.
Pierce Point Cinema 10 will be the "anchor tenant" of the 12-acre Perin Group Developers retail project, which they have named Amelia Plaza.
They are hoping that more retail establishments consider moving into the three remaining locations on the 26,000 square feet strip center site, including various restaurants and other retail services.
The cinema's interior decor, which is very plush and extremely opulent, includes a giant crystal chandelier in the lobby.
"Business has been very good," McKoon said. "People have been very impressed and happy to finally have something like this that they can come to. We like to think that we are part of this great community and are committed to making everyone feel welcome."