Paragon Theaters announced plans last week to open a movie theater next year in the Mall at Wellington Green.
Florida-based Paragon Entertainment Holdings, a motion picture exhibitor and restaurant owner and operator, will open its newest location at Wellington Green in the winter of 2016.
The movie theater, which will be accessible from both inside and outside the mall, will occupy approximately 40,000 square feet of the current Ashley Furniture space located above the City Furniture.
The Paragon Wellington movie theater will feature eight screens and approximately 1,100 seats. There will be luxury leather electric reclining seats with footrests; online reserved seating; a wine bar and lounge featuring craft beers, fine wines, and cocktails; HD digital projection with 3D; and an expanded food menu featuring small plates, flatbreads and more.
“Wellington is a beautiful area, and we are very eager to bring the finest and most distinctive moviegoing experience to its residents,” said Michael Whalen, CEO of Paragon Theaters. “Paragon Wellington will be the most luxurious theater in the marketplace. Admission and food pricing will be competitive.”
The theater chain is known for creating strategic community partnerships, offering fundraiser and field trip programs, as well as a loyalty program that allows guests to earn points toward free tickets and concessions.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Paragon Theaters to our mall,” said Scott Wolstein, CEO at Starwood Retail Partners, operators of the Mall at Wellington Green. “The new theater will be a great addition to local entertainment options and will create a first-class moviegoing experience in Wellington.”
Founded by the former management team of Muvico, Paragon was established in 2009. Paragon currently owns and operates eight theaters and several restaurants in Florida, Virginia, Minnesota and Maryland. For more info., visit www.paragontheaters.com.