Ready moving in Niles

Published 5:14 am Thursday, January 22, 2004

By By JAMES COLLINS / Edwardsburg Argus
NILES -- Ready or not. The Ready Theatre, a long time staple of downtown Niles, is scheduled to move locations from Main Street to Front Street in the coming months, according to Carol Moore.
Moore is president of Moore Theatres, a company that operates four southwestern Michigan movie theaters, including the Ready.
Moore purchased the old Wonderland building on Front Street approximately three years ago.
The original plans were to provide theaters in addition to keeping the existing building open, but it is now apparent that they plan on replacing it.
Moore is not sure what will be done with the current building, but said. as of right now they plan on closing their operations on Main Street when the new location opens.
She said they are looking at possibly April or May for the offical opening on Front Street, but they have no deadline.
Moore said the new location will expand from four to six theatres and it will be "much nicer" than the current location.
They are currently working on putting up the walls that will separate each theatre.
Moore said one new feature of the theatre will be a patio for outside sitting so that people can admire the Riverfront Park.