The Regal Mall 6 Cinema, long a mainstay for local moviegoers, has closed its doors, just days before the May opening of the 16-screen Epic Theatre complex off SR 207.
The new theater complex anchors a 120-acre Epic Village of retail businesses, including DeLeon Pizza, another popular venue at Ponce Mall.
Management firm Weingarten Realty says a second phase will be built as demand calls for additional space.
Augusta GA-based Hull Storey Retail Group operates the Ponce Mall, which is anchored by JC Penney and Belk’s department stores.
No word yet from Hull Storey on the impact to the mall, which recently completed a major renovation.
Historic City News photographer Kerry McGuire