WESLEY CHAPEL — Grove Theater, Bistro and Entertainment has opened in Wesley Chapel, an experience that its backers are describing as the “movie theater of the future.”
In addition to the 12-screen movie theater, the two-story complex features a bistro restaurant for in-movie dining, a sushi bar, spin bike room, Side Splitters comedy club, acting studio and game arcade with more than 40 games.
Developers Mishorim Gold Properties and Mark Gold invested “millions of dollars” into renovating an 85,000-square-foot former Cobb Theater and Cinebistro in-movie dining complex with a new color scheme, flooring, décor and lighting.
“The new Grove Theater, Bistro and Entertainment will become the hub of family fun,” says Mark Gold, in a statement. “With something for everyone, this complex will bring new life and opportunities to the Wesley Chapel community.”
To help protect patrons from coronavirus, Grove Theater has installed UB light sanitation technology and hand sanitizers throughout, disinfects theaters between showing with fog machines and requires customers undergo temperature checks before entering.
The theater also mandates face masks be worn and has limited the capacity of the theaters.
Grove Theater’s restaurant contains a full bar and a menu featuring seafood, pastas, steak and other favorites.
At Cycle Cinema, exercise classes offer a “breathtaking fitness experience” where riders are inspired by “movie-theater pounding music” and “cool visuals” to places like the Swiss Alps.
Grove Theater’s acting studio will host plays and shows for acting classes for adults and children.
The complex will be open Friday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved at grovetheater.com.
Grove at Wesley Chapel is a 250-acre property that, in addition to the movie complex, is slated to contain amenities such as a a water park, outdoor stage and a miniature golf course.