This is the place to come see a movie show. Kerasotes ShowPlace Theaters owns and operates movie megaplexes in three cities. Operating in Chicago and Minneapolis under the ShowPlace ICON banner, two of its theaters offer a premium movie-going experience with a lounge area in the lobby featuring cocktails and appetizers, VIP seating area, and an upscale concessions area that offers pizza and other upscale treats. The company also has a more traditional megaplex in New Jersey operating under the ShowPlace name. Gus Kerasotes started the family-operated company in 1909 as a storefront nickelodeon in Springfield, Illinois. Kerasotes ShowPlace Theaters is backed by Providence Equity Partners.