Cobb Theaters to open CineBistro in Tampa

posted by CSWalczak on October 19, 2009 at 4:48 am

TAMPA, FL — The former 7-screen Sunrise Cinemas at Old Hyde Park has been been completed gutted and will be re-opening as the the latest in the Cobb Theaters' group of CineBistro multiplexes. Previously the theater was operated by AMC and Madstone. It will operate six screens, as one auditorium space will now be occupied by the kitchen for the upscale food offerings.

Cobb Theatres gutted an existing 28,000-square-foot movie house on Swann Avenue which, during its operation under three chains through the years, was a drawing card for the open-air shopping area now in the midst of redevelopment.

Jeremy P. Welman, chief operating officer of Birmingham, Ala.-based Cobb Theatres, said the upscale concept will provide an intimate experience and is an ideal fit for Hyde Park.

Read more at Tampa Bay Online.

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Jorge
Jorge on October 19, 2009 at 8:38 am

This is old news for some of us locals as this has been in the “works” for some time, but I have to say, its a good move considering the area. There is a CineBistro in Wesley Chapel about a 5 minute drive from my house…haven’t tried it yet, but looking to do so soon.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 26, 2009 at 7:41 am

I Am glad to hear this. I thought when Sunrise cinemas clesd it was becuase they were building condos on this site. I lived in Tampa when Olde Hyde Park opene in 1988 and it was the premier movie theatre in Tamopa. Schindlert’s List had an exclusive engagement there.

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