WICHITA — Mitchell Theatres has purchased another theater, this time in Woodward, Okla.
The ever-busy Brian Mitchell knows it’s a lot.
“I’ve got to get this done here pretty quick because we’ve got corn harvest coming,” he says.
The Mitchell family — which includes Brian Mitchell and his siblings Brent, a lawyer at Martin Pringle, and Kendra Ramsey, who lives in Texas — is a farming family that bought its first theater in Newton five years ago and has been steadily acquiring new theaters ever since.
The Woodward acquisition, which includes an expansion, means the family will have 58 screens.
The Woodward City Commission approved an $800,000 incentive package for the theater deal.
The Woodward theater is the former three-screen Lakeside Theatre.
Brian Mitchell says it appears to have been built in stages, with one screen across the lot from two other screens.
“It’s the craziest deal.”