Former Manager Returns Home To Sawmill Theatres

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Craig Triphahn may be the new manager of Sawmill Theatres, but he is not a new face at the movie complex.

He served as manager from July 2004 through July 2006, and then took a break.

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Craig Triphahn, with his unofficial assistant, Nicholas, is back at Sawmill Theatres as its manager.

"This is home," he said of why he came back. "It is a great place to work."

The theaters are doing good business, so he has no plans for change, he said.

However, this summer, movie fans can look forward to some midnight shows. Triphahn said when they did a midnight showing of "Pirates of the Caribbean," they had a very good response.

"I expect it to be one of the biggest summers in history," he said -- not just for Sawmill Theatres, but also for the movie industry as a whole.

He is basing his expectation on all the sequels planned for release in the coming months.

In May alone, the third sequel to "Spiderman," "Shrek" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" will be released.

Another "Harry Potter" movie is coming out, as is one based on the "Transformers."

Triphahn is looking forward to the releases of "Ocean's 13" and the new "Die Hard" movie.

He said, the Family Fun Day will continue on Tuesdays through May 1, with admission at $4 per person throughout the day.

Coming soon to Sawmill Theatres will be "The Work and The Glory," the story of the creation of the Mormon Church.

The Academy Award-nominated film, "Babel," will be opening this Friday and it is possible they may have a return showing of another of the movies in the Best Picture race, "The Departed."

Other Oscar contenders have already made their way onto Payson screens. "Blood Diamond" left this past week and "The Queen" is currently showing.

Arrangements can be made with Triphahn for special group showings for birthday parties, meetings and other celebrations.

For more information, call (928) 468-7535.

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