Thursday, December 26, 2019

Megaplex project announced for Snake River Landing

The Megaplex at Jordan Commons, in Sandy, Utah
Ball Ventures and the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies announced today a joint venture to develop a new Megaplex Theatre in Idaho Falls. The new theater, the first Megaplex in Idaho, will be located in Snake River Landing, a 450-acre mixed-use development on the south side of Idaho Falls between the Snake River and Interstate 15. The companies anticipate breaking ground on the project in the spring of 2020.

More details on the project will be announced as the groundbreaking date gets nearer, a Ball Ventures press release said.

Megaplex currently operates 18 locations in Utah and Nevada. The company dates back to 1999, when Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller opened a 17-screen Megaplex in Sandy, Utah, on the former site of Jordan High School. The company expanded beyond the Wasatch Front in 2012, opening locations in St. George, Logan, Cedar City and Mesquite, Nev. They opened the second IMAX screen in Utah in 2005, and now operate several.

“Our partnership with Ball Ventures delivers a natural extension to our current theater offerings in Utah and Nevada,” said Gail Miller, owner and chairman of Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. “Our mission is to enrich lives, and we see this as an opportunity to continue our legacy of providing quality, family-friendly entertainment to a rapidly growing area in Idaho. We look forward to building upon our commitment to support and enhance the communities where we do business.”

“Ball Ventures, a highly respected, first-class development firm, is the type of partner we seek when expanding into new markets,” said Steve Starks, chief executive officer for Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. “Snake River Landing is ideally located to serve communities from Blackfoot to West Yellowstone. Our Megaplex business model provides numerous amenities including state-of-the-art technology, luxury loungers, meeting and event space, a variety of concessions, and industry leading guest services. We look forward to providing quality entertainment options for the area’s families, nearby college students, and visitors.”

“We are so pleased to work with our friends at Larry H. Miller to bring Megaplex Theatres in Idaho Falls,” says Cortney Liddiard, CEO of Ball Ventures. “Across its many companies, Larry H. Miller Group has an incredible reputation for enriching the communities in which they operate. We are honored to work with Gail Miller and the LHM team to bring a first-class entertainment experience to residents of eastern Idaho.”