Coming attractions: Cedartown’s historic West Cinema just about ready to return (with a cool popcorn machine). Your wait to see Santa at the mall will be 10 days longer than last year.

Coming attractions: Cedartown’s historic West Cinema just about ready to return (with a cool popcorn machine). Your wait to see Santa at the mall will be 10 days longer than last year.

Anxious to see the new West Cinema Theatre in Cedartown? Here’s a bit more inducement: “Testing the new popcorn machine … how about some cinnamon kettle corn? … Sure is yummy …”

 

They should make a movie about what’s happened at Cedartown’s West Cinema Theater in recent months. After all, we’ve seen several movies and television shows in town to capture Main Street’s rustic look on the big and small screens. So why not some big-screen treatment for the theater that refuses to close?

There’s been a leak with structural damage. There’s been some insurance settlements to work out. And then there’s been improvements, updates, changes, additions and new equipment (a popcorn machine that makes cinnamon kettle corn? Yes!)

The drama is about to end as the owners announce that they’ll announce the grand reopening date this Tuesday. Election Day no less. And that’s only announcing when the reopening is. But fans will take it, based on the hundreds of comments on the theater’s Facebook page.  Says one fan: “Yay! I love the theater sooo much!!! That’s our go-to place for all of the Marvel movies.”

We’ll have updates on that announcement and the return of a Northwest Georgia classic. For now, here’s the latest post from the owners:

“We plan to announce our grand reopening date November 6 next Tuesday. We have a few more things we need to complete but hoping for a opening very soon! Keep a watch for the day! Thank you for all the support!  Without your support, West Cinema would have closed forever.”


It’s Nov. 2 so where’s Santa? After arriving in recent years as early as Nov. 7 (2014) and Nov. 13 (2017),  Santa Claus is not due at Mount Berry Mall until Nov. 23 — the day after Thanksgiving. The mall posts these hours for Santa’s Workshop Nov. 23-Dec. 24: 

  • Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Extended mall shopping hours: The mall will be open from 9 a.m.until 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sundays from Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Calhoun Outlet Marketplace hours: Your best bet is to click here and pick the dates that work for you. It is a rather long list.

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