MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), will mark the grand opening of its brand new Marcus Southbridge Crossing Cinema at 8380 Hansen Avenue in Shakopee, Minnesota, on Thursday, April 13. The 10-screen, state-of-the-art facility brings to the community a premier entertainment destination with recliner seating, premium, large-format auditoriums, and a variety of food and beverage amenities.
“Marcus Theatres is thrilled to bring another theatre and 100 jobs to Shakopee, with the opening of Southbridge Crossing Cinema,” said Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres. “Shakopee-area residents will now have two theatres in their community. Together these theatres will provide more movies, showtimes and options – from a traditional moviegoing experience to a complete night out with food, beverages and more! We look forward to offering these choices and creating destinations for Shakopee-area residents for years to come.”
Southbridge Crossing Cinema will offer to guests a variety of amenities, including the popular DreamLounger℠ recliner seating in all 10 auditoriums for the comforts of home and double the legroom between rows. Guests can go from seated upright to a full recline at the touch of a button. Plus, reserved seating enables a stress-free experience upon arrival.
Two UltraScreen DLX® auditoriums will include the option for heated DreamLounger seating, which can be toggled on or off with the push of a button. In addition, these premium, large-format auditoriums feature massive screens and Dolby® Atmos® multidimensional sound for an immersive audio experience, with speakers on the front, back and side walls, and even along the ceiling.
Amenities at Southbridge Crossing Cinema continue in the theatre lobby, with two food and beverage innovations, including a Take FiveSM Lounge and Zaffiro’s® Express. The Take Five Lounge offers a casual, relaxing atmosphere where guests can mingle over cocktails, entrées, appetizers or dessert before, during or after a movie. Take Five menu items, including beverages, are welcome in any auditorium, to add to the moviegoing experience.
The theatre also offers a Zaffiro’s Express concept at a counter area attached to the concession stand. So, in addition to traditional movie theatre snacks, guests can order Thincredible® handmade pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and other menu items for quick pick-up. These can be enjoyed in the lobby or can be taken into the auditorium as a perfect meal with the movie. Zaffiro’s Express is based on an iconic Milwaukee pizzeria that has been regarded among the best local pizza since 1954.
Marcus Southbridge Crossing Cinema opens to the public at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, for the 7:30 p.m. premiere of “The Fate of the Furious.” The theatre’s first full day of operations will be Friday, April 14. For more information, showtimes and tickets for Marcus Southbridge Crossing Cinema, visit www.MarcusTheatres.com.
About Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 895 screens at 69 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres).
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Theatres division, its lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.