New cinema will replace history in Biloxi
Biloxi historians and city officials say they’re happy to see a part of Biloxi’s history return to the city.
The City of Biloxi has had dozens of movie theaters throughout the generations and over the years they’ve all closed doors including the Silver Screen Theater from 1996 that used to sell movie tickets for just over a dollar. Surf Side Movie Theater once stood by restaurant row in Biloxi and was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The City of Biloxi has had multiple drive-in movie theaters and cinemas downtown and in the Back Bay. Vincent Creel with the City of Biloxi Public Affairs said, “People in Biloxi got really accustomed to having movie theaters. What happened was with the challenges of the flood elevation and cost of construction, we saw where we had no movie theaters in Biloxi. This is something that’s going to be great for Biloxi, something that was needed, and we couldn’t be happier Edgewater Mall has come forward with this idea.”
The new movie theater planned to go up at Edgewater Mall by November 2018 is part of a Texas based cinema chain with 26 locations in the U.S.