Movie Theater Opens With Traffic Delays

If you build it, they will come, but if you don’t have access to the main entry, they will use the side roads, and in this case the side roads go right through a new Machesney Park housing development.

Residents received a notice Thursday explaining that the new Show Place 14 movie theater has just opened and there will be increased traffic until the Perryville Road extension is completed.

Most residents do realize that this is a short-term problem and they are willing deal with the traffic for the time being.

To make people more aware of how fast they are going a sign has been posted indicating the speed of each car as it approaches the area. There will also continue to be a police presence to help handle back ups if they do occur.

With the release of Star Wars Episode Three next week, more and more cars will be rolling through this Machesney Park neighborhood.