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 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadway At The Beach, an entertainment/theatre/shopping complex consisting of 12 diverse theatres, will be built on a 350-acre site in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to an announcement by John Q. Hammons, chairman of the board of John Q. Hammons Industries of Springfield, Mo., and J. Egerton Burroughs, chairman of the board of Burroughs and Chapin Co. of Myrtle Beach.
 Broadway At The Beach represents an investment between $200 and $250 million upon completion at the vacation resort area which attracts more than 10 million visitors annually.
 Hammons, whose hotel empire includes more than 90 hotel and other properties, and the Burroughs & Chapin Co., which controls more than 23,000 acres in the Myrtle Beach area, including the Myrtle Square Mall, golf courses, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park, and other properties, will develop this complex in stages.
 Broadway At The Beach will consist of a minimum of 12 top-of-the-line diverse entertainment theatres ranging in size from 1,000 to 3,000 seats. The complex will be anchored by theatres to be designed and supervised by John Q. Hammons.
 Negotiations are currently under way with top stars for the theatres, which will provide a wide array of entertainment. The project will be constructed in phases, with three theatres planned for the first phase, four for the second, three for the third and two for the fourth phase. Construction plans will be announced soon.
 In addition to the theatres, the complex will feature an amphitheatre seating between 20,000 and 25,000 and a 14-acre lake through the center of the acreage. Clusters of retail stores and restaurants will act as supporting facilities for the theatres.
 Burroughs said, "This project has the potential of making Myrtle Beach the theatre capital of the East Coast."
 "The well-planned Broadway At The Beach theatre district will add an additional dimension which will lay a strong foundation not only for the entertainment of the millions of tourists visiting the area, but for the area's future cultural development," Hammons said.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Douglas Wendel, president and CEO of Burroughs & Chapin, is available after m?. Monday at 803-448-5123/
 /CONTACT: Douglas P. Wendel, president and CEO, 803-448-5123, or Denise Blackburn, marketing and public relations director, 803-448-5123, both of Burroughs & Chapin Company; or John Q. Hammons of John Q. Hammons Industries, 417-864-4300/

CO: Burroughs & Chapin Co.; John Q. Hammons Industries ST: South Carolina, Missouri IN: ENT REA CST SU: PDT

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