Frank Theatres opened a location in the Fort Henry Mall five years ago and during that time the company claimed it wanted to expand the property to include a restaurant, arcade, bowling alley and an IMAX theater. Those plans never came to fruition.
Frank Theatres may be leaving the Kingsport Town Center next month, but they may be sticking around the Model City for a second run. Bruce Frank, president and CEO of Frank Theatres told the Times-News the company plans to build one of its CineBowl & Grille complexes in Kingsport beginning this year.
Hull Property Group, the owners of the Kingsport Town Center, filed a complaint against Frank Theatres last month in an attempt to evict the company from the property. HPG claimed Frank had breached its lease and had not paid rent since March 2016.