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Community opposed to movie theater will meet

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(WMC-TV) - Neighbors in an Olive Branch community opposed to the construction of a movie theater will meet Tuesday.

Residents near the corner of Goodman Road and Malone Road are calling for action against the proposed theater. This site is the second one to meet opposition from residents.

"I don't think anybody in these neighborhoods or this neighborhood is against commercial development," said Larry Abramson, who lives nearby.

Just north of some of subdivisions like Abramsons, lies the site of a proposed movie theater.

Abramson says the community is worried about the late hours and the potential for a crime increase. He is also worried about traffic and noise and that a business with its own traffic light could make for more crowded roadways.

The theater developer's attorney did not wish to comment on the matter.

City leaders will discuss the issue on March 19.

Olive Branch residents will meet at Hazel's Family Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss their concerns. Hazel's is located at 6888 Goodman Road.

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