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Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Jeff Cavanaugh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:13 am

Insider Louisville is reporting that Cinemark is planning to build a theater at the Mall St. Matthews.

http://insiderlouisville.com/news/2012/ ... s-complex/

While I'm always glad to see development in Louisville...I am going to have to just stop going to Shelbyville Rd. altogether.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Steve P » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:58 pm

Jeff Cavanaugh wrote:I am going to have to just stop going to Shelbyville Rd. altogether.


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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Pete O » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:18 pm

Jeff Cavanaugh wrote:Insider Louisville is reporting that Cinemark is planning to build a theater at the Mall St. Matthews.

http://insiderlouisville.com/news/2012/ ... s-complex/

While I'm always glad to see development in Louisville...I am going to have to just stop going to Shelbyville Rd. altogether.


Boy, I sure hope this doesn't negatively impact the traffic patterns or stellar parking at the mall :roll:
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Jeff Cavanaugh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm

Since I think the odds of me getting my wife to stop shopping at Whole Paycheck are about nil, I'm going to have to insist that we start going around 9:30 PM on Tuesday nights. Might be the only time to get down that way without getting snarled in ridiculous traffic.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by MarieP » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:48 pm

Ugh...can't they build it, oh, somewhere near Bardstown Road and the Watterson?
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Matthew D » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:54 pm

I'm all for snarling traffic in that area. Keep the craziness in one location.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Dan E » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:56 pm

I don't know. There's definitely congestion in the area sometimes, but it seems way overstated, IMO. Add 15 minutes to your trip if you are going through that area between 530 and 615pm.

Other than that, there are definitely some stoplights, but the problem area is like a mile and a half tops, and MAYBE a 5 minute inconvenience.

Don't get me wrong, I don't care for traffic and have thrown many a tantrum in that area, but in all reality, barring rush hour, it really isn't too bad.

In all reality, I'd say that Bardstown Road traffic or Downtown traffic, and sometimes even the other side of Frankfort Avenue traffic is at least as bad during peak hours.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Robin Garr » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:24 pm

Dan E wrote:I don't know. There's definitely congestion in the area sometimes, but it seems way overstated, IMO. Add 15 minutes to your trip if you are going through that area between 530 and 615pm.

Other than that, there are definitely some stoplights, but the problem area is like a mile and a half tops, and MAYBE a 5 minute inconvenience.

Don't get me wrong, I don't care for traffic and have thrown many a tantrum in that area, but in all reality, barring rush hour, it really isn't too bad.

In all reality, I'd say that Bardstown Road traffic or Downtown traffic, and sometimes even the other side of Frankfort Avenue traffic is at least as bad during peak hours.

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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Brad Keeton » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:00 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Dan E wrote:I don't know. There's definitely congestion in the area sometimes, but it seems way overstated, IMO. Add 15 minutes to your trip if you are going through that area between 530 and 615pm.

Other than that, there are definitely some stoplights, but the problem area is like a mile and a half tops, and MAYBE a 5 minute inconvenience.

Don't get me wrong, I don't care for traffic and have thrown many a tantrum in that area, but in all reality, barring rush hour, it really isn't too bad.

In all reality, I'd say that Bardstown Road traffic or Downtown traffic, and sometimes even the other side of Frankfort Avenue traffic is at least as bad during peak hours.

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-1. Sorry, but I live at the far end of the Highlands and take Bardstown/Baxter all the way in to work downtown, and traffic never backs up like it does on Shelbyville Road, and at odd times. Just my opinion, of course, but somewhat informed by the fact that I also spent a summer living on Bowling Blvd., so I've experiened both areas as a resident.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Brad Keeton » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:02 pm

Jeff Cavanaugh wrote:Since I think the odds of me getting my wife to stop shopping at Whole Paycheck are about nil, I'm going to have to insist that we start going around 9:30 PM on Tuesday nights. Might be the only time to get down that way without getting snarled in ridiculous traffic.


Try it around 9 AMish on a Saturday morning if you're up and moving that early. Shelbyville Road traffic is light, and Whole Foods is pretty clear. It starts to get crowded around 10.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by JustinHammond » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:17 pm

I drive it almost everyday and have no real problems. Barring the holidays (forget about it), the most it takes is 10 - 15 minutes to get the 2.5 miles from the malls to the BBC/Molly's area. The greatest congestion is from St Matthews Mall to Liquor Barn and then is opens up again.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Mike Hardin » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:33 pm

Brad Keeton wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:
Dan E wrote:I don't know. There's definitely congestion in the area sometimes, but it seems way overstated, IMO. Add 15 minutes to your trip if you are going through that area between 530 and 615pm.

Other than that, there are definitely some stoplights, but the problem area is like a mile and a half tops, and MAYBE a 5 minute inconvenience.

Don't get me wrong, I don't care for traffic and have thrown many a tantrum in that area, but in all reality, barring rush hour, it really isn't too bad.

In all reality, I'd say that Bardstown Road traffic or Downtown traffic, and sometimes even the other side of Frankfort Avenue traffic is at least as bad during peak hours.

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-1. Sorry, but I live at the far end of the Highlands and take Bardstown/Baxter all the way in to work downtown, and traffic never backs up like it does on Shelbyville Road, and at odd times. Just my opinion, of course, but somewhat informed by the fact that I also spent a summer living on Bowling Blvd., so I've experiened both areas as a resident.


That's because traffic is kind of counter-intuitive. Big, wide roads with no parallels or exits create worse traffic than smaller, gridded city streets.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Robin Garr » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Mike Hardin wrote:no parallels

If you're familiar with the neighborhood, there are ways. :D Except for the stretch from Bowling past the St. Matthews Mall, the Watterson and Oxmoor. No escape there, but even with bad traffic you're talking about five minutes, 10 tops.

I can sort of see both sides of this. Yeah, it's one of the worse traffic patches around. But compared with other cities of Louisville's general size or larger, it's pretty tame. I wouldn't boycott business in the area (local or chain) just because of it. But try to time my trip away from the rush periods, sure.
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Re: Movie Theater planned for Mall St. Matthews

by Madeline M » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:07 pm

If they could squeeze an IKEA in that area it would just be peachy! A smart person could set up a coffee shop on that little island of real estate there between the mall and Chick-fil-a right in the center of Shelbyville Rd!

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