New cinemas coming to Leesburg, VA and Pigeon Forge, TN
LEESBURG, VA — A twelve-screen multiplex will be Cobb Theatres first venture in the region around Washington DC; the chain is based in Alabama. It will feature the company’s CineBistro as part of the theater’s amenities, and the company hopes to open the multiplex by the summer of next year.
“A CineBistro consists of an intimate lounge and restaurant area in a boutique setting, surrounded by multiple theatres — each seating between 80-100 customers. After dining, the tables are rolled back and patrons enjoy a movie in what Cobb Theatres describes as a true ‘private Hollywood movie screening experience.’”
The theater will also have stadium seating with custom-designed rocking seats for unobstructed viewing and wall-to-wall curved high grain screens that the company says produce brighter colors and sharper images than other screens.
There is more in Loudoni.com.
In Pigeon Forge, TN, demolition has begun to provide space for a five-screen theater in the Walden’s Landing Center. The cinema will be operated by Phoenix BIG Cinemas of Knoxville.
“Financing is in place and it’s a 100 percent go,” Zacheretti said, noting that the development will show first-run films with 632 theater seats in a stadium-seating format, digital projection equipment and three 3-D screens.
Citizens National Bank in Sevier County is providing the project’s financing.
Zacheretti said the market can support two theaters with millions of tourists visiting Sevier County each year. Reel Theatres has operated for years on Winfield Dunn Parkway.
More about the new development is profiled here in the Knoxville News Sentinel