WESLEY CHAPEL – Mishorim Gold Properties, the company that purchased The Grove at Wesley Chapel last year, announced concepts to be implemented at the complex's renovated cinema.
Described in a press release as a "movie theater of the future," the multi-million dollar project will remake and reinvent what was formerly a Cobb Theater and Cinebistro.
The 85,000-square-foot theater expects to offer much more than the typical movie-going experience, according to MGold Properties and developer Mark Gold.
There will be 12 theater rooms, with some offering different features and experiences than other. Six of the 12 will offer in-movie food service. There will be assigned seating in every theater. Some will offer fully reclinable seats. There will be a full arcade.
Then there are the amenities that aren't found at you're typical movie theater.
An 18-hole miniature golf course adjacent to the theater? Check.
Spin bikes inside one of the theater rooms "to offer a breathtaking fitness experience?" Check.
A supervised play area, in a theater, that allows parents to drop off kids while they spin, watch a movie or shop? Check.
High-end, sit-down restaurant? Check.
An open theater that will serve as a performance hall for plays, concerts and productions? Check.
Renovations to the building include a modern, open-concept lobby, a new color scheme and new floors, decor and light fixtures.
Current safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic are also being addressed by MGold Properties.
"When you step foot inside the complex, you will be able to enjoy everything we have to offer without worrying about your safety," Gold is quoted as saying in the press release. "It will be much safer than going to the grocery store."
The Cinema and Entertainment Complex is to include "sanitation technology like fogging machines and automated thermal temperature scan swing gates at the entrance," the press release states.
The Cinema and Entertainment Complex is just one aspect of the new and improved Grove complex. MGold expects to spend $110 million to turn The Grove into the community's downtown.
New addition include a container park and a water park.
The container park consists of shipping containers refurbished into affordable space for businesses. The new concept is set to open in the fall with 50 restaurants and retail shops, and feature live entertainment.