New cinemas coming to Leesburg, VA and Pigeon Forge, TN

posted by CSWalczak on March 8, 2010 at 7:35 am

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.

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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

Comments (2)

JodarMovieFan on March 8, 2010 at 10:18 am

There was a news item in the Washington Business Journal about this opening. Leesburg is about 30 mi or so outside of Tysons, which itself, is suburb of Wash DC. I’d hardly consider Leesburg a suburb given the distance but in any case, the theater plans sound much like National Amusement’s Cinema DeLux. While the DeLux has nice big screens with digital projection, the director’s auditoriums and higher priced seating don’t really appeal and do not exceed the THX cert auditoriums as far as sound and projection go. The description for the new place sounds quite nice if only the ‘restaurant’ area is not your typical mall fare, such as NA’s Cinema DeLux pizza and Nathan hot dog offerings. I’m anxious to check it out once it opens.

Giles on March 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm

well… looking at the chains website:

CineBistro’s look pretty swanky.

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