Mr. Curtis McCall founded the company in 1979 in Rainelle, West Virginia. The company was then known.. read more 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.
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.