By TIM LANDIS, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Posted Jan 30, 2010 @ 11:00 PM, Last update Jan 31, 2010 @ 07:45 AM
KERASOTES THEATRES actually plans to sell four local movie houses.
The Esquire Theatre, which has been empty since 2003, also will be sold as part of an agreement announced early this month by Kerasotes to sell all but a handful of its 973 theaters nationwide to AMC Entertainment of Kansas City, Mo.
“They will own it once we complete closing,” said Tony Kerasotes, chairman and CEO of the Chicago-based chain.
As for the former Esquire, Kerasotes said there has been interest off-and-on, but there are no immediate prospects.
“There have been people kick the tires from time to time, but nothing serious,” he said.