The History of Apex Entertainment

Apex Theatres is locally owned by a group of investors who formed Apex Entertainment, LLC. The company currently operates 16 screens in Kentucky which include Baxter Avenue Theatres and Village 8 Theatres. Both facilities were open under the Apex name at about the same time and are well known to Louisville residents due to their distinct but separate niche in the Louisville marketplace.

In September of 1996, the Baxter Avenue Theatres had it's eagerly anticipated opening. Located in the heart of the Highland neighborhood in Louisville, KY., Baxter is far from a typical multiplex. The Theatre offers first-run, foreign, and independent fare. Baxter Avenue Theatres offers you a choice of eight wall to wall screen auditoriums with seating capacities from 147 to 237. Features include state-of-the-art projection equipment and Dolby Digital surround sound. Baxter's most show-stopping assets, though, are its aesthetic allure, including a multimedia video wall above the concession stand, lighted moving sculptures, and vintage posters throughout. Hand-painted murals by local artists adorn walls in the concourse and in each theater. Each mural celebrates a director that has made a valuable contribution to film.

Village 8 Theatres was purchased in August of 1996. A landmark in St. Matthews in Dupont Village, Village 8 was renovated and updated with new floors, seats, carpet, tile and screens which aided in its transformation to a clean, family friendly environment that shows quality films at an affordable price. The Village 8 continues to be Louisville's only 'discount house' operating at full schedule seven days a week, three-hundred sixty-five days a year. The theaters range in seating capacity from 77 to 189 to accommodate special events and shows.   Village 8 is also the home of Apex Entertainment's newest project called "Louisville Exclusive Films".  This project brings first-run independent, foreign, and art-house films to Louisville with a new film opening up each Friday,

Apex has received several honors and awards for its dedication in exhibition. Such recognition includes the LEO Choice Awards for Several Consecutive Years, Best of Louisville Award, Only Four Star Theatre in Louisville Award as well as personal recognition from the Mayor of Louisville, and both the Governor of Kentucky, and The Senator of Kentucky. On a National Level, Apex is a member of Mid-States for Kentucky/West Virginia and Ohio, and a member of the National Association of Theatres Owners (NATO).

Apex thrives to be a signature theatre company by offering both quality and value through the theatres atmosphere as well as its exhibition of films. Thank you for your continued interest and patronage of Apex Entertainment theaters, as we strive to bring excellence in the movie theater experience. 

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