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Company History

Curtis E. McCall, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Curtis McCall founded the company in 1979 in Rainelle, West Virginia. The company was then known as CurDanBri Theaters. In 1982, Curtis had the opportunity to open a 3-screen theater at the Crossroads Mall in Mt. Hope, WV. By 1988 he had increased the theater company size to four locations with 14 screens, by adding two more West Virginia sites in Lewisburg (1983) and Summersville (1988). In 1997, the company changed its name to Marquee Cinemas and new locations have been added each year bringing the current total to 184 screens at 19 locations in ten states. Curtis graduated from Concord College in Athens, WV in 1978 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is President of the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) of West Virginia, Chairman of the Mid-States Theater Owners Association and also serves on the National Board of NATO. Mr. McCall served on the Board of Directors of First State Bank and Trust from 1994 to 1998 and later on the Board of Directors of City National Bank and City Holding Company from 1999 to 2001.

James Cox, Vice President & Construction/Development

Mr. James Cox began his career with Marquee in 1982 as a staff employee. In 1985, James was promoted to Theater Manager. Currently, James is charged with new theater construction and development in addition to supervising Service Technicians employed under contract by the company. He is also responsible for purchasing concession supplies, projection equipment and janitorial supplies while maintaining constant cost controls on purchases. He has technical training in the installation and alignment of sound equipment from Dolby Cinema Products. James also serves on the Board of Directors.

Cindy Ramsden CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Cindy H. Ramsden began at Marquee in 2000 and brought 24 years of experience in banking, public accounting, auditing, tax and financial reporting. Cindy graduated with honors from Concord College in 1978, earning a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She serves as Treasurer and CFO and is on the Board of Directors.

Harry Newman, Director of Operations

Mr. Harry Newman began his movie career in 1994 after 20 years in the USMC. He worked as a theatre manager for 6 years before joining Marquee Cinemas in 2000 as City Manager. He assumed the Director of Operation position in June of 2001 and today oversees the daily operations of all theatres. His responsibilities also include assisting with the opening of new locations and the training of manages and staff at new locations. Harry also serves on the Board of Directors.

Robin Shumate, Director of Marketing/Advertising

Ms. Robin Shumate began her career with Marquee as staff accountant in 1998. She was promoted to her current position in February of 1999. She oversees all advertising, promotions, event planning and concession auditing for all locations. Robin graduated from Concord College with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Accounting. She serves on the Board of Directors.

Rob Thompson, Operations

Mr. Rob Thompson began his movie career with Marquee in 1997 as Manager of its Crossroads Cinemas location. He was promoted to GM of Southridge (the # 1 location) in 1999 and returned to Beckley in June 2001 to serve as City Manager. In 2002, Rob joined Harry to assist in the operations control of Marquee’s locations. Rob served in the U.S.A.F. and was a Deputy Sheriff for 8 years prior to joining Marquee.

John Mitchell, Operations

Mr. John Mitchell began his movie career with Marquee Cinemas in 2007 as an assistant manager at the Statesville, NC location. He took over as GM at the location in 2008 and was promoted to Operations at the Corporate Office in 2012. John graduated from WVU Tech in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Marketing. John also brings 8 years of resort supervision and a year of quick service restaurant management experience to the company.

Katrina Cox, Box Office

Katrina joined the Marquee Cinemas corporate office staff in 1999. Her responsibilities include the reporting of box office reports to film companies, recording sales information for all theatres, and the monthly filing of consumer sales tax returns. Katrina came to us with 12 years retail experience and was the general manager of a national clothing retailer.

Janelle Campbell, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Film Rental Cashier

Janelle Campbell joined the Marquee Cinemas corporate office team in 1999. Her responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable for all locations. She has recently assumed film rental cashier duties including invoice billing creation and payment distribution to all film companies. From 1991 to 1999 Janelle was a licensed associate agent working in personal and commercial insurance lines for a major insurance company.

Annell Evans

The Marquee Cinemas staff welcomed Annell in 2003. Her responsibilities include the ordering of promotional materials, assisting the payroll department and general administrative duties. Annell has 14 years retail experience and was the manager of a women’s specialty clothing store.

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