WICHITA — He has a $40 million theater in the works in Broken Arrow, Okla., but apparently that’s not enough of a new project to keep Bill Warren busy.
“I am thinking about starting a different theater company,” he says. “It’s just a different concept.”
Warren isn’t sharing details about it yet, but he probably will in a few months.
“I’ve been working on it for about eight months, and I think I’m probably … three months away from making the final decision on whether I’m doing it or not.”
One thing that is for sure happening a little more quickly is a new website for Warren Theatres.
“Unlike the government’s, ours will work,” Warren says. “We test ours out.”
It’s been about five years since the website was last revamped.
“We’re making it much easier to navigate,” Warren says.
He says the work is done in house, and the company takes suggestions from people who visit the site.
“We get some pretty good traffic on there,” Warren says.
On average, he says there are 45,000 visitors a week.
The new site, which will debut in the next couple of weeks, will be more compatible with iPads and smartphones.
“If they pull it up on an iPad or smartphone, it’ll automatically switch to a website that’s designed just for that application,” Warren says.
The website includes Warren’s theaters in Wichita and Moore, Okla.
“Moore is hugely successful,” Warren says.
He says Broken Arrow, which is near Tulsa, will be even more successful.
“As I like to say, bigger, better, badder.”