The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) is a publicly held company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company operates two principal divisions: Marcus Theatres and Marcus Hotels and Resorts. One of the companys principal assets, Baymont Motels, was sold to La Quinta Corporation in 2003. Marcus Cable, which merged in 1998 with Charter Communications, was founded by a member of the Marcus family, but held no direct corporate connection to Marcus Corporation itself. Marcus Corporation was founded on November 1, 1935 by Ben Marcus with the purchase of a single movie theatre screen in Ripon, Wisconsin. It was also a restaurant franchiser, as it was affiliated with the Big Boy Restaurants chain as Marcs Big Boy and served as the Milwaukee area franchiser for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Marcus exited the restaurant business after closing Marcs and selling of the KFC franchises by 1992. Marcus Theatres is a United States movie theater chain that owns and/or manages screens in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio. In 2000, the chain partnered with MovieTickets.com for advanced ticketing capabilities. This partnership was extended in 2011.