Carousel Luxury Cinemas in Greensboro to get new owner

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The Carousel Luxury Cinemas, a locally owned staple of moviegoers, will close according to manager/owner Nina Bennett. Bennett stands in the lobby of the 17-screen multiplex on Battleground Avenue. Photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. (LYNN HEY/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Carousel Luxury Cinemas will end its 15-year run on Jan. 8 but will reopen the next day under a new owner and new name, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Nina Bennett, who has managed the 17-screen multiplex for the Bennett family owners, has decided to step away.

Kotis Holdings purchased the site at 1305 Battleground Ave. near Wendover Avenue in September for $3 million. It will run the theater through its Restaurant Investors division, company President and CEO Marty Kotis said.

“It hopefully will be a seamless transition for the consumer,” Kotis said.

The theater will become RED (Restaurant Entertainment District) Cinemas. It will remain independent of a chain, with movies booked by Ohio-based Cooperative Theatres.

RED will continue screening first-run movies and some art house films, and possibly add student films from the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record