David L Parlier
Owner / General Manager
Ruby Cinemas changes ownership
After working as the Manager of Ruby Cinemas for the last 15 years, as of Friday October 3, David Parlier will assume ownership of Macon County’s movie theater.
Parlier officially became owner of the theater on Friday and purchased the theater from James Dzurus and Harvey Gibbs, who have been part of the ownership since Ruby Cinemas first opened its doors in 1983.
“Becoming both the owner and general manager of Ruby Cinemas will allow me to make necessary decisions quickly to ensure that Ruby Cinemas is delivering the highest possible theater experience to our patrons.”
Now as the owner and General Manager of the theater, Parlier has a vision to revitalize the venue and offer the best entertainment experience possible for customers.
“Over the next 12 to 24 months our patrons will see a variety of changes under the new ownership of Ruby Cinemas,” said Parlier. “Some of these changes include a roll-out of a patron rewards program, visual improvements along with a larger variety of foods at our concession stand, a continued roll-out of new seating, showing of various alternative content (sporting events, gaming tournaments, etc), and an expansion of our free movie program various times throughout the year. Some other exciting plans will be announced at a later date.”
Parlier is wasting no time introducing new fun, free community events. The new owner plans to expand the theaters free movie program, which runs on select days throughout the summer, to upcoming holidays.
“This Halloween I am planning on two special events,” said Parlier. “The first is the kids "Flick or Treat" program that will take place on Wednesday, October 29 at 11 a.m. since schools are out. There will be free family appropriate Halloween movies, candy, costume contests with prizes, and more. This will be followed by the "Halloween Film Festival" just before midnight on Halloween Night with Halloween movies for adults, costume contests with prizes, and more. I encourage everyone to visit our Facebook page for more information on these events. I appreciate everyone's support for Ruby Cinemas and that I look forward to delivering the best possible movie experience for everyone in our great town. See you at the movies! ”
About Ruby Cinemas
Ruby Cinemas first opened its doors in 1983 as Ruby Twin with the purpose of offering everyone in Macon County first run movies throughout the year. The theater featured two screens and instantly got to work brining the biggest hit to Franklin. A third screen was added t the venue around 1988 and the name was changed to Ruby Cinemas. In 1998 a fourth screen was added to accommodate growth in the area along with a change in how movies are distributed by the film studios. In 2009 Ruby Cinemas begin the process of transitioning to all digital and was the first theater in Southwest NC to offer a digital and 3D presentation.
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Ruby Cinemas is located at 2097 Georgia Road and also has a website and Facebook page that are operated for your convenience so you can check showtimes.