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Marcus Theatres® Announces New Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar at the Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, Wis.

Published On: Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Oct. 11, 2011 19:03 UTC
Marcus Theatres® Announces New Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar at the Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, Wis.

Will be second Marcus Theatres Zaffiro’s restaurant in the Milwaukee area

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), today announced the addition of the company’s third Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar at its Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, Wis., a western Milwaukee suburb. Last month, the company announced its second restaurant location at the Parkwood Cinema in Waite Park, Minn. The first Marcus Theatres Zaffiro’s restaurant opened in 2009 at the North Shore Cinema in Mequon, Wis.

“The addition of a Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar west of the city of Milwaukee will offer guests the opportunity to dine and enjoy a movie in one convenient location. Moviegoers will also have the option of purchasing food from the Zaffiro’s menu at the new Zaffiro’s Express, to enjoy in the comfort of their seat,” said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres. “Our second Zaffiro’s restaurant at our Parkwood Cinema in suburban St. Cloud, Minnesota is scheduled to open in time for the holidays and we look forward to opening our third restaurant location in New Berlin next spring.”

The new Zaffiro’s restaurant will replace one of the theatre’s existing auditoriums. It will seat 150 patrons and feature a full cocktail bar. Other features will include a Zaffiro’s carryout service for residents in the surrounding area, live entertainment and iPads for guests to enjoy as they dine.

“Many residents in the Milwaukee-area are familiar with Zaffiro’s thincredible, handmade-to-order pizzas. In addition to offering classic and specialty pies, Zaffiro’s will offer other Italian favorites such as meatball sliders, the famous Zaffiro’s kitchen sink salad, a variety of pastas including ravioli and lasagna, delicious sandwiches and paninis and mouth-watering desserts. Zaffiro’s full bar will include an extensive wine and beer list and signature cocktails,” added Olson.

“Our strategy of expanding food and beverage concepts into select theatre locations allows us to create an entertainment destination for moviegoers. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy dinner before or after the film, or, with our Zaffiro’s restaurants, they can enjoy a great meal or bring home a pizza without even seeing a movie. We have had an outstanding response to the Zaffiro’s concept in Mequon, and at the Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, Wis., where it is available in the Big Screen Bistro and lobby cafe. We are certain that Zaffiro’s will be a popular addition for our Ridge Cinema patrons and neighbors,” said Olson.

For a preview of Zaffiro’s menu, please visit the website for the company’s Mequon, Wis. location at: http://zaffirospizzeria.com.

About Marcus Theatres

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 684 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the Marcus Theatres website at www.marcustheatres.com.

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Theatres division, the company’s lodging division, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, owns or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements include words such as we “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those expected, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the availability, in terms of both quantity and audience appeal, of motion pictures for our theatre division, as well as other industry dynamics such as the maintenance of a suitable window between the date such motion pictures are released in theatres and the date they are released to other distribution channels; (2) the effects of increasing depreciation expenses, reduced operating profits during major property renovations, and preopening and start-up costs due to the capital intensive nature of our businesses; (3) the effects of adverse economic conditions in our markets, particularly with respect to our hotels and resorts division; (4) the effects of adverse weather conditions, particularly during the winter in the Midwest and in our other markets; (5) the effects on our occupancy and room rates from the relative industry supply of available rooms at comparable lodging facilities in our markets; (6) the effects of competitive conditions in our markets; (7) our ability to identify properties to acquire, develop and/or manage and continuing availability of funds for such development; and (8) the adverse impact on business and consumer spending on travel, leisure and entertainment resulting from terrorist attacks in the United States, the United States’ responses thereto and subsequent hostilities. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


Contacts
Investors:
The Marcus Corporation
Douglas A. Neis, (414) 905-1100
or
Media:
Marcus Theatres
Carlo W. Petrick, (414) 905-1505


Source: The Marcus Corporation


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