SOLEDAD — Premiere Cinemas in Soledad will be hosting a grand-opening celebration this Saturday, May 21.
The celebration will start with welcoming remarks at 10 a.m. from radio personality Matthew Arnett, who will also be the event’s emcee, followed by a few words from Soledad City Council members and City Manager Brent Slama.
Afterward, the Soledad High School band will perform, and then there will be a free movie showing of “Zathura,” popcorn, soda and souvenirs all starting at 10:30 a.m. Regular business hours for the cinema will resume at 1 p.m.
“We are thrilled to have Premiere Cinemas here in our community and wish them tremendous success upon their official grand opening,” Slama said. “It is such a great opportunity for the residents of Soledad to keep their entertainment dollars local, and we hope that adding new retail and restaurant opportunities in the near future will help Premiere Cinemas’ business to grow even more.”
Premiere Cinemas’ Soledad location opened for business at 499 Nestles Road in October 2021 during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the City of Soledad in a news release, “It was very challenging for them to start up during the unprecedented times that we are currently facing, but residents are happy that there is now a movie theater in their town.”
The new multiplex has made a lot of progress since its groundbreaking in 2019, and now offers up to 10 screens showing the latest films. The Soledad movie theater joins Premiere Cinemas’ other two locations in Hollister and Los Banos.
“Let’s celebrate this monumental achievement for Soledad,” the City said.