Movie Tavern bought by Marcus Corp, now offers $5 movie tickets on Tuesdays

Staff writer

Looking to catch the latest movies without breaking the bank? Movie Tavern on High Street will now offer $5 movie tickets and a free complimentary-size popcorn all day on Tuesdays.

The promotion is the result of the movie theater chain’s purchase by The Marcus Corporation, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company that owns or operates 90 movie theaters in 17 states, according to a news release announcing the purchase.

The Movie Tavern dine-in theater chain — totalling 22 locations across nine states — was purchased from VSS-Southern Theatres LLC for $30 million in cash along with 2,450,000 shares of The Marcus Corporation common stock, according to the release.

“We are excited to welcome Movie Tavern customers and associates to the Marcus Theatres family,” Rolando B. Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres said in the release. “Movie Tavern is an attractive addition to our existing circuit and we are especially pleased to expand our portfolio of in-theatre dining locations.”

Along with the new $5 Movie Tuesday promotion, a new Young at Heart program will give senior citizens age 60 and older the opportunity to see $6 movies every Friday before 5:30 p.m., Marcus spokeswoman Julie Caan wrote in an email.

“Although the Williamsburg location is under new ownership, guests can still expect a great movie-going experience and premium-quality food and beverages served in-theatre,” she said.

For more information, visit movietavern.com or call 757-941-5362.

The Williamsburg Health Foundation, a James City County-based nonprofit organization, recently announced new members and officers for its board of trustees.

The group works to raise awareness of health issues that impact the Greater Williamsburg community and convenes community working groups to solve health-related challenges, according to a news release. Most notably, the Williamsburg Health Foundation distributes an average of $5 million in grants to Historic Triangle community organizations each year.

Kelli Mansel-Arbuckle, Doug Myers, Stephen Staples and Alfred “Al” Woods were recently appointed to serve on the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees, according to the release.

Mansel-Arbuckle served as Colonial Williamsburg’s human resources director before retiring, and she has a masters degree in counseling from The College of William and Mary, according to the release. She also previously served on the board of Health Foundation grantee Literacy for Life, a local nonprofit focused on offering individualized and small-group tutoring lessons on subjects including reading, writing and math as well as English lessons for non-native speakers.

Myers works as a portfolio management director at Morgan Stanley, and has previously served as chairman of the Williamsburg Health Foundation board of trustees.

Staples recently retired from his position as state superintendent of public instruction, and previously served as the superintendent of York County Schools.

Finally, Woods has served on the board of several area nonprofit groups including Olde Towne Medical and Dental Clinic and the Williamsburg Community Foundation. In addition to leading the Williamsburg Health Foundation, Woods will continue to serve on leadership boards for Williamsburg Landing and the WJCC Schools Foundation, according to the release.

“We are delighted to have these new trustees who bring with them a diversity of skills and a shared commitment to our community,” Foundation President and CEO Carol L. Sale said in the release.

For more information, visit WilliamsburgHealthFoundation.org.

Arriaza can be reached at 757-790-9313 or on Twitter @rodrigoarriaza0.

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