Building permit issued for Edgewater Mall theater

A permit with a construction value of $6.5 million has been issued for Premiere Cinema, the movie theater at the Edgewater Mall.

The permit was one of 68 building permits issued last week by the city’s Community Development Department.  In addition, the department issued permits for the remodeling of the Costa Cucina Restaurant at the IP Casino Resort, the Big Play Family Fun Center arcade area and the Burger King on Pass Road.

The movie theater, to be located at the mall’s south entrance at the former Sears site, will be a state-of-the-art digital theater with eight screens and luxury recliner seats operated by Texas-based Premiere Cinemas.

Also last week, The Biloxi Fire Department received 128 call for service, including 79 medical and nine fires; the Biloxi Police Department handled 2,574 calls for service; and the Engineering Department continued progress on more than three dozen projects.
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News and notes: St. Patrick’s dance and parade; Grillin’ on the Green photos

Special Needs St. Pat’s dance:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department held its annual Special Needs St. Patrick’s Day Dance on Friday evening where a grand marshal and colleen were crowned. To see images from the event, click here

St. Pat’s parade images: The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade rolled through downtown Biloxi Saturday afternoon with Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich as the grand marshal. To see images from the parade, click here.

Grillin’ on the Green:  The Biloxi Green was filled with grillers, vendors, and visitors on Saturday for the annual Grillin’ on the Green event.  To see images from the event, click here. To see images taken by photographer August Taconi, click here.