There hasn’t been a movie theater at Tyrone Square Mall in seven years, but that’s about to change in 2016. Cobb Theaters announced this week that it will open a 10-screen luxury theater at the mall.
The old AMC theater was located just outside the food court for years before being replaced, in part, by Old Navy several years ago. That theater was typical of most for the time – a snack bar with little more than popcorn, drinks and candy and small-ish theaters with comfortable, but not too comfortable seats.
The new theater will put that to shame. Inside the Cobb Theater set to go up in the northwest corner of the mall parking lot facing Tyrone Boulevard will be a restaurant with a full bar. Patrons can take their food and beverages into the theater with them.
The theaters themselves will have 3-D capabilities and “D-Box” seats. Here’s where it gets really cool. Imagine a mini-version of a ride simulator where a group of people sit in a moving box watching a short film that makes them feel like their flying or dodging bullets or even crashing into an asteroid. The tech-savvy seats aren’t quite that intense, but they are programmed to each individual movie to lift, lean, roll and vibrate with the film to give the viewer a truly interactive experience.
In addition to being interactive, he seats are also leather with footrests making them comfortable too. The 10-theater facility will house 1,200 stadium style seats making the theaters more open to movie-goers and less crammed than traditional theaters.