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Movieland considers another two screens

Aspen Times Staff Report

The movie selection might become even greater in the midvalley.

Representatives of Movieland in El Jebel are exploring the possibility of expanding the five-theater complex with another two screens, according to officials with the town of Basalt and Moss Entertainment of Aspen.

There are no definitive plans, stressed Janine Troutman of Moss Entertainment, but an application is before the town government. Movieland has been successful since it was built earlier this decade. The demand already exists for extra theaters, said Troutman.

If approved, two theaters with stadium-style seating would be added, said Troutman. That elevated seating arrangement provides customers with a better view.

Basalt Town Manager Tom Baker said the Movieland approvals allow the addition of about 2,000 square feet to the existing building. That might not be enough to accommodate Moss Entertainment’s wishes, he said.


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