By Joseph Ryan Stefan
Due to the Easter holiday, the Gateway mall and its stores were closed except its movie theaters. Giving moviegoers, and disappointed shoppers, an option for the day
“My family does not celebrate Easter. We are not a religious family, so this morning we picked my mom up went to breakfast and saw the theater was open and decided to go see a movie,” said Cindy on her way out from seeing the film “War Horse.”
Along with the mall closed, stores like Target also sent shoppers on a detour to the theater.
“I came to do some shopping. Instead I am going to save my money by going to see a cheap movie,” said Peter Barr before going to see “Ghost Rider.”
A movie ticket only cast $1.50 at the Cinemark Movies 12. A popcorn and drink will cost you another $9.
According to the companies website with 297 theatres and 3,878 screens in 39 states, Cinemark is one of the big names in the movie industry. Giving them plenty of screens for the customers to choose from.
“I came to see the movie ‘Hugo’ but I didn’t know they were showing ‘Mission:
Impossible’ I’ve got some decisions to make and I’m not talking candy,” said Springfield resident Miguel Navaro.
Cinemark also has another theater, Cinemark 17, on the other side of the mall, which shows more recently released films at a higher price.
“My girls were not able to see Titanic when it first came out. I can’t wait for them to see it in 3D,” said Margaret Baldwin.