New Malco theatre coming to Olive Branch

Memphis-based Malco Theatres is building a new 12-screen theatre in Olive Branch.

The movie chain completed initial site work several years ago but decided to shelve the development when the recession hit. The company announced this week it’s resumed construction on the project with plans for completion by the middle of next year.

The cinema, located at Goodman Road and West Hamilton Circle in Olive Branch, will anchor a planned development by developer Michael Lightman.

Elsewhere, Malco also is set to resume cinema projects in Louisiana and Arkansas that also were put on hold. And Malco will complete the renovation of the Forest Hill Cinema in Germantown by the end of this month.