Cobb Theaters to open CineBistro in Tampa
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.
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