Ready Theater moves, becomes Wonderland Cinema

Published 11:28 am Thursday, December 30, 2004

By By AUSTIN NEILSON / Niles Daily Star
NILES - After decades of business at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in Niles, the Ready Theater has finally relocated.
The theater moved into its renovated building at the old Wonderland Discount Store, on N. Front Street, on Christmas Day. Its new name, beginning Friday, is Wonderland Cinema.
The new complex features six movie screens and many other upgrades, such as a self-serve popcorn machine. The old theater had only four screens.
The six theaters are similar in size to those in the previous building, with the largest seating 299 people and the smallest 100.
The move came after a lengthy renovating process.
She pointed out that a positive of the new building is all screens are on one floor. She also said the theater's prices will remain the same.
Moore enjoyed the new site and was appreciative of the kindness showed to her by its previous owner, Scott Clark.
The building is also a hit with employees.
Grannell also noted the expansion as an opportunity to hire more staff and meet new people.
Employee Brandon Townsley was also glad to see the new theater open.
Anthony Gleason said customers, too, enjoy the new complex.
All the employees enjoyed the new technology available.
Dan Moore, who also works at the theater, agreed.
Besides the new popcorn machines, the theater also features digital screen displays for concessions, along with a larger storage area upstairs.
Most employees were just excited to experience working at the facility.