MISSION, KS-In a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court in Kansas City, KSnegotiations between Dickinson Theatres Inc. and GlimcherRealty should enable the movie theatre company to continue tooperate its Olathe mall theatre. Dickinson Theatres is based in Mission,KS and Glimcher Realty, based in Columbus, OH, is owner of the GreatMall of the Great Plains.

The malls owners are the largest unsecuredcreditors in the Dickinson Theatre company bankruptcy reorganization. Inaddition to negotiating a new lease, the owners are expected to give upa claim of $1 million owed in back rent.

Earlier this month, Dickinson had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy whiletrying to right itself in a cash flow crunch. A confirmation hearing hasbeen scheduled for the week of Dec. 17.The theatre at the Mall of the Great Plains, the Great Mall 16, hasstadium seating and a state-of-the-art surround sound system.It is alarge draw for the massive mall, which has experienced less thanexpected numbers since opening three years ago.

Dickinson continues to operate four other area theatres: WestGlen 18,EastGlen 16, Belton 8 and Red Bridge 4. The company rejected leases onthree other area theatres: Olathe 8, Noland Fashion Square and theDickinson Cinema 6.

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