QUINCY (WGEM) — A new movie theater and two new stores will come to the Quincy Mall this spring, according to mall officials.
Cullinan Properties, Ltd. announced Tuesday the addition of three new tenants to Quincy Mall. VIP Cinemas will join the mall as a new co-anchor along with Quest Games Unlimited and Relax Quincy Spas.
“These new retail and entertainment tenants, in addition to the Quincy Medical Group locating new outpatient facilities at Quincy Mall, help diversify the mall, providing guests additional reasons to visit.” stated Sean Garrett, President of Acquisitions for Cullinan Properties. “Quincy Mall, with its retail, restaurant, entertainment and medical uses, is emerging as an exciting mixed-use property.”
Mall officials said VIP plans to expand their hours in order to offer earlier movie showings. “We plan on bringing an expanded show schedule to Quincy and will have daily movies every day starting at 9:45 a.m.,” stated Jake McSparin, Vice President for VIP Cinemas. “We look forward to providing the Quincy area with additional movie times and low concession prices.”
“VIP Cinemas is the perfect theater group to elevate the movie going experience at Quincy Mall, and we’re thrilled for VIP Cinemas to become Quincy’s choice for big screen entertainment for many years to come,” stated Kathleen Brill, Vice President, Director of Leasing for Cullinan Properties, Ltd.
Mall officials stated VIP Cinemas is currently performing a cosmetic refresh and partial remodel of the space, and will install all new projection and audio equipment. The theater plans to begin showing films Memorial Day weekend.
VIP Cinemas, Inc. is a family owned independent theater company headquartered in Charleston, Illinois. In addition to Quincy Mall Cinemas, the company currently operates six theaters in Illinois, Kentucky and Florida. VIP Cinemas’ states their mission is to provide the best possible movie-going experience at an exceptional value in a family-friendly environment. For more information, visit VIPCinemas.com.
Officials state, in addition to VIP Cinemas, Quest Games Unlimited will join Quincy Mall and occupy space between The Children’s Place and Spi-Rolls Fresh Rolled Ice Cream. Quest Games Unlimited stated they will provide a space for gamers of many kinds to meet and play their games of choice, try new games, and offers a stock of games and game accessories. The store also plans to sell comics and comic subscriptions. Quest plans to host gaming events, such as Magic (The Gathering) and other role playing games throughout the week and on weekends.
Quest Games Unlimited joins Quincy Mall through the Cullinan Kickstart program, which provides assistance to entrepreneurs opening new retail businesses at the mall. The store plans to host a grand opening celebration on May 4 in honor of Star Wars Day.
Relax Quincy Spas will also be moving to Quincy Mall, having outgrown their former home on 24th Street, and will occupy the space between Jiu Jitsu Academy and Celebrations in the strip center at Quincy Mall. Relax Quincy Spas sells, installs and services hot tubs and saunas, including Viking Spas and Finnleo Saunas. The store plans to open by May 1.
Property manager Mike Jenkins said the theater and gaming store both offer people something they can’t get online.
“I’m at a point now where I’ve got people soliciting me and asking about vacancies we might have and if you notice a lot of what you’re seeing coming into the mall are things that not only survive against the internet, but thrive against the internet,” said Jenkins.
*Editor’s note: Though originally scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend, VIP Cinemas will now open by the end of June after a construction delay on another project