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Agawam Cinemas announces grand opening

AGAWAM — The newly renovated Agawam Cinemas has announced that
its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Nov. 6, the
same day the cinema will open with two first-run movies, The Peanuts
Movie and Spectre.

“We have something very special arranged for our ribbon cutting
ceremony,” said cinema owner Kimberly Wheeler, noting that
through several months of detective work, she was able to locate relatives
of Vic Baker to perform the honorary ribbon cutting. Baker was the man
credited with building and owning the Agawam location’s original Jerry
Lewis Cinema, and without him the cinema would not exist.

“When I first contacted his daughter, who now lives in California, she was
elated to hear we were rejuvenating her father’s legacy and is looking
forward to cutting our ribbon at the ceremony,” said Wheeler.

Patrons interested in looking up movie times can now find that information
on the Internet via the cinema’s new website: AgawamCinemas.Org. The
website was created by students in the UMass Amherst Business
Technology Program. “Working with those four students was such a
unique experience. I’m so thankful to have had their creativity and brilliant
young enthusiasm poured into our project,” said Wheeler.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony that will take place before Nov. 6’s first
show times at 1:00pm in front of the cinema located at 866 Suffield St. in
Agawam.

Wheeler also mentioned that the cinema has recently secured the rights to
showcase the upcoming box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens and
expects to begin online ticket pre sales within the next week.

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