By: Christine Souders
A much anticipated feature presentation pulled back the curtains on Thursday.
The nearly $10 million dollars Palms Theatre is the first of its kind in Muscatine.
Inside the new business off of HWY 61 and Mulberry Ave. are 10 screens, fitted for 3D, and the latest in surround sound.
Maddie Heater, 10, was one of the first in line to check out The Palms Theatre, and it's safe to say she seemed pretty impressed, "It's bigger, it's got more room, and it's got more food choices."
Managers said the new place is nearly five times the size as the plaza which stopped seating moviegoers on Wednesday, but whenever one door closes, another one opens.
"This is completely different. We have the same staff, the friendly service, but the amen ties are just over the top," said Alison Meyer, Fridley Theatres District Manager.
Management anticipates the Palms will not only attract moviegoers, but also new businesses.
"The land we're sitting on, we actually have a couple lots that were hoping get sold and developed as well, whether that be restaurants or retail," said Meyer.
Coming attractions local business owners are cheering for, "People go out to go to the movies, they'll go out to dinner, which means that they'll also stop at other stores in Muscatine. So I think it will be a nice benefit for the community," said June Anne Gaeta, a local business owner.
So as the curtains rise, maybe the dollars signs will too.
You can get your tickets here ahead of time at the new kiosk machines.
Movie tickets range from $7 dollars up to $13 dollars.