The Megaplex Theatres company is expanding and, for the first time, outside of Utah.
Megaplex is acquiring 11 multiplexes in Mesquite, Nev., and the Utah cities of Logan, Cedar City and St. George from Salt Lake City-based Westates Theatres, the companies announced. The acquisition adds 71 screens, and 11,968 seats, to the Megaplex chain, which already operates 84 screens at six locations in Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, Ogden, Lehi and Centerville.
"We are excited about being able to offer the unique Megaplex movie experience to guests in these additional communities," Blake Andersen, senior vice president of Megaplex Theatres, said in a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.