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New management takes over Park City’s Holiday Village movie theaters

One of Park City’s multiplexes — and a venue for the Sundance Film Festival — is under new management.

The Holiday Village Cinemas, a four-screen theater in the same shopping center as the Fresh Market (formerly Albertson’s) and the Yarrow Hotel, last week changed hands from the Cinemark theater chain to Metropolitan Theatres.

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Park City is already familiar with Metropolitan, as it also runs the Redstone 8 Cinemas at Kimball Junction.

The change took place last weekend, according to The Park Record, which also reports that Metropolitan officials don’t plan to mess with the programming at the two multiplexes.

The Holiday Village has long been a venue for the Sundance Film Festival, though in recent years it’s used mostly for press-and-industry screenings.

The Cinemark connection drew fire for Sundance in late 2008, when gay activists urged a boycott of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival — because Cinemark’s CEO, Alan Stock (a Utah native and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), made a large contribution to the campaign for California’s anti-gay-marriage ballot initiative Prop. 8.

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