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Florida firm counters flat movie-theater growth

Deltona-based Epic Theaters offers film experiences home systems can't duplicate

July 30, 2016 04:00PM

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Epic theater in St Augustine

Epic theater in St Augustine

Despite flat growth nationwide in the number of movie theaters, Epic Theatres is a Florida-based family business that is growing by offering a film experience that home systems can’t duplicate. At theaters Epic opened this year in Jacksonville and the Orlando area, for example, the company installed technology that can make a bouncing-ball sound seem to come from overhead or beneath the floor.

Deltona-based Epic also features leather push-button recliner seats with footrests. The company has theaters in Clermont, DeLand, Deltona, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, and Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Next year, Epic expects to open new theaters in Mount Dora and Titusville. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth