Unique seven screen multiplex opening

posted by CSWalczak on September 11, 2009 at 10:49 am

NAPERVILLE, IL — Featuring seven themed auditoriums, a two story waterfall in the lobby, a bar and a cafe, the Hollywood Palms theater is about to open.

Even in an unfinished state, the place transfixed me with its eclectic and exotic decor, from its imported elephant doors (giant, knobbed doors to keep elephants inside a tall stable) to its joyously jaw-dropping figurine collection of famous animated characters.

Naturally, they line the entrance to the Animation Auditorium.

When finished, the Underwater theater will throw waves of lights on the walls to suggest being under the water where scores of fish “swim” through the air.

Read the full story in the Daily Herald.

Comments (4)

IanJudge
IanJudge on September 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm

That’s pretty cool! Someone bringing something special back to moviegoing – not just endless wall drapes.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Now if they only build my dream in Vegas or anywhere, a faux movie palace with cheap materials. No way they would build that again!

mp775
mp775 on September 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Shoeshoe – haven’t been to a Muvico theater?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 20, 2009 at 7:43 pm

The above cited article did not mention it, but the Hollywood Palms is a major renovation and remodeling of the former Nova 8 theater, according this article:
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The theater’s website: http://www.hollywoodpalmscinema.com shows some pictures of the construction work and gives an idea of what areas of the theater now look like.

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