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Mr. Phil Zacheretti

President and Chief Executive Officer

Phoenix Big Cinemas Management LLC

Direct Phone: (865) ***-**** ext. ***       

Phoenix Big Cinemas Management LLC

Cross Park Plaza 9111 Cross Park Drive Suite E-275

Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

United States

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Murray State University

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President and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas, Phil Zacheretti, stated, "We are proud to help bring a state-of-the-art theatre to a new market.


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Phil Zacheretti President & CEO, Phoenix Big Cinemas Management, LLC talks about the changes being made the former theaters and new Iron Horse Bistro Theater at the Steamtown Mall on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

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Phil Zacheretti President & CEO, Phoenix Big Cinemas Management, LLC talks about the changes being made the former theaters and new Iron Horse Bistro Theater at the Steamtown Mall on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
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The Iron Horse Bistro Theater at the Mall at Steamtown will feature plush, reclining seats, fancier bar food and a full bar with several taps, said Phil Zacheretti, president of the operating company Phoenix Theatres Entertainment.
Standing Wednesday inside a theater that has been stripped down to the walls and the concrete floors, the president said several details, such as specific menu items and actual ticket prices, still need to be hammered out, but he is "very confident" the theater will open this summer.
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Movie tickets should be within a dollar or two of competing movie theaters, Mr. Zacheretti said.
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It will hire 4 to 5 full-time employees and about 30 part-time ones, Mr. Zacheretti said.


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"I think there is going to be more interest from the South," says Phil Zacheretti, president and chief executive of Phoenix Big Cinemas. "There are still some areas that are dealing with these issues, not quite in the same tone of the '60s, but there are some areas where this film will stir some gossip and get people talking."

Zacheretti is particularly encouraged by the interest already being shown for the movie in his company's theater in Atlanta, which draws a predominantly black crowd.
"I can imagine there will be some cheering going on in some of those theaters that have predominantly African American audiences. ['The Help'] is almost a rallying cry to give credit where credit hasn't been given," he said.


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Phoenix rising: Phil Zacheretti oversees 97 screens in eight states

Phoenix rising: Phil Zacheretti oversees 97 screens in eight states Our Concession Spotlight this month expands beyond just theatre concessions, as we introduce you to Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas Management (PBCM) in Knoxville, TN. Phil has a long, vibrant history in the theatre industry and has experienced the last 10 years of...


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Phoenix rising: Phil Zacheretti oversees 97 screens in eight states

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Our Concession Spotlight this month expands beyond just theatre concessions, as we introduce you to Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas Management (PBCM) in Knoxville, TN. Phil has a long, vibrant history in the theatre industry and has experienced the last 10 years of consolidation and digital revolution through the lens of his own company. The players within the industry have moved around and landed in various places of success, and Phil is no exception to this. Let's start at the beginning of his career.
Phil started in the theatre business in June 1975 in Murray, KY, at the Cine Central single-screen theatre as an usher at age 15, and was promoted to assistant manager at age 16. He also worked as films chairperson while attending Murray State University in Murray. Asked if he had a mentor, he replies, "My first employer, Mr. John Hopkins, who still runs the Cheri Theatres in Murray. He has over 40 years in the business and taught (and still teaches) me about our industry. He even hired me despite my large Afro at the time of my interview!"
Phil joined AMC Theatres in the early 1980s and traveled as a manager. He then worked for Associated Theatres of Kentucky in the mid-1980s.
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Phil then moved to Knoxville, TN, in 1988 to work at the corporate office as marketing director. Cinemark bought Premiere Cinemas in 1989. Phil worked with Cinemark as director of marketing until 1996, with his final two years based in Dallas, Texas. In 1997 he moved back to Knoxville as director of marketing for Campbell's Regal Cinemas.
Phil left Regal as senior VP of marketing and advertising in 2000 to start Phoenix Theatres, a management and ownership exhibition company in Knoxville, with his wife and a partner. He grew Phoenix Theatres and in 2008 sold half-interest to Reliance MediaWorks of Mumbai, India. They managed all of Reliance's theatre sites and helped make Hindi and other South Asian films recognized as a viable source of film revenue. In 2013 Reliance closed all its theatres, as they decided to exit the U.S. exhibition arena.
This is a wide range of cinema chains to be associated with, three of them now the top chains in the country. What's been the most rewarding part of this varied career? Phil responds, "Working with so many great people over the years, such as other exhibitors, distributors, vendors, and my own employees."
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Phil manages all operational aspects of the company, including concessions contracts and distribution.
As for trends in the industry, Phil believes "improvements in our facilities, such as seating, food selections and expanded alternative content, along with great customer service, will keep us ahead of the other methods of watching films such as Netflix and online.
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Thinking about those last statements, and knowing Phil has experienced several decades of growth and change in this industry, I asked if he sees a long-range future for the industry. His answer: "Yes, I do. You cannot replicate the communal feeling of watching a first-run film in a quality theatre. No one can duplicate the size of the screen, the immersive sound system or the delicious treats we offer at our theatres. That may sound old-school, but a billion and a half patrons can't be wrong!"
Phil married his high-school sweetheart, Tammie Bell, and they are celebrating their 35th anniversary this December.
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They have three children, Courtney Hammett, Kathryn Spottswood and Nick Zacheretti, who now works with Phil at PBCM.
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Phil also likes traveling with Tammie and collecting signed celebrity books and other movie memorabilia.
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Phoenix rising: Phil Zacheretti oversees 97 screens in eight states
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Our Concession Spotlight this month expands beyond just theatre concessions, as we introduce you to Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas Management (PBCM) in Knoxville, TN. Phil has a long, vibrant history in the theatre industry and has experienced the last 10 years of consolidation and digital revolution through the lens of his own company. The players within the industry have moved around and landed in various places of success, and Phil is no exception to this. Let's start at the beginning of his career.
Phil started in the theatre business in June 1975 in Murray, KY, at the Cine Central single-screen theatre as an usher at age 15, and was promoted to assistant manager at age 16. He also worked as films chairperson while attending Murray State University in Murray. Asked if he had a mentor, he replies, "My first employer, Mr. John Hopkins, who still runs the Cheri Theatres in Murray. He has over 40 years in the business and taught (and still teaches) me about our industry. He even hired me despite my large Afro at the time of my interview!"
Phil joined AMC Theatres in the early 1980s and traveled as a manager. He then worked for Associated Theatres of Kentucky in the mid-1980s.
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Phil then moved to Knoxville, TN, in 1988 to work at the corporate office as marketing director. Cinemark bought Premiere Cinemas in 1989. Phil worked with Cinemark as director of marketing until 1996, with his final two years based in Dallas, Texas. In 1997 he moved back to Knoxville as director of marketing for Campbell's Regal Cinemas.
Phil left Regal as senior VP of marketing and advertising in 2000 to start Phoenix Theatres, a management and ownership exhibition company in Knoxville, with his wife and a partner. He grew Phoenix Theatres and in 2008 sold half-interest to Reliance MediaWorks of Mumbai, India. They managed all of Reliance's theatre sites and helped make Hindi and other South Asian films recognized as a viable source of film revenue. In 2013 Reliance closed all its theatres, as they decided to exit the U.S. exhibition arena.
This is a wide range of cinema chains to be associated with, three of them now the top chains in the country. What's been the most rewarding part of this varied career? Phil responds, "Working with so many great people over the years, such as other exhibitors, distributors, vendors, and my own employees."
...
Phil manages all operational aspects of the company, including concessions contracts and distribution.
As for trends in the industry, Phil believes "improvements in our facilities, such as seating, food selections and expanded alternative content, along with great customer service, will keep us ahead of the other methods of watching films such as Netflix and online.
...
Thinking about those last statements, and knowing Phil has experienced several decades of growth and change in this industry, I asked if he sees a long-range future for the industry. His answer: "Yes, I do. You cannot replicate the communal feeling of watching a first-run film in a quality theatre. No one can duplicate the size of the screen, the immersive sound system or the delicious treats we offer at our theatres. That may sound old-school, but a billion and a half patrons can't be wrong!"
Phil married his high-school sweetheart, Tammie Bell, and they are celebrating their 35th anniversary this December.
...
They have three children, Courtney Hammett, Kathryn Spottswood and Nick Zacheretti, who now works with Phil at PBCM.
...
Phil also likes traveling with Tammie and collecting signed celebrity books and other movie memorabilia.

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