Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX to Deliver Ultramodern Sights, Sounds and Tastes

CONCORD, Calif.--()--The Veranda, the East Bay’s newest destination for contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment, will introduce a new “LUXE” experience in movie going. Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX, a 10-screen theater, owned and operated by Cinema West, will be the first theater in North America to fully integrate Dolby Atmos® sound. The theater will open on Thursday, December 14 at 7 p.m. in time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Dolby Atmos® sound technology is a leap forward from surround sound, making audiences feel as if they are inside the action of the movie as the sounds of people, places, things and music come alive with breathtaking realism and move throughout the auditorium. Dolby Atmos will be installed across 9 of the 10 auditoriums paired with Cinema West’s own GIANT SCREEN® amenity on the two largest screens.

“Our goal at Cinema West is to create a second to none movie-going experience for our customers, which is why we are installing Dolby Atmos throughout Veranda LUXE Cinema,” said James Howard, Director of Project Development & Design at Cinema West. “With Dolby Atmos, viewers aren’t just watching a movie, they’re experiencing it.”

Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX will also feature an immersive IMAX® auditorium complete with an 80-foot-wide by 4-story-tall screen taking audiences deeper into the world’s most innovative movie-going experience with its heart pounding audio and images.

Viewers can enjoy these top of the line sound and screen amenities from luxury electric recliners and convenient reserved seating. The LUXE experience will also come with in-theater dining, a full bar, a plush dining lounge, and an outdoor dining patio with a spectacular view of The Veranda’s dancing fountain out on the plaza. All of these amenities can be enjoyed before, after, or even without a movie, where guests will be able to enjoy drinks, appetizers, lunch or dinner.

“The premium cinematic experience found at Veranda LUXE Cinema is a perfect fit for The Veranda and the East Bay community,” said Ashton Simmons, general manager of The Veranda at CenterCal Properties, LLC. “We expect to attract a wide range of retail and entertainment customers from the area, which hasn’t seen a development like this in four decades.”

The Veranda is located at 2001-2003 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520. For advanced tickets or more information, visit

About The Veranda

The Veranda, a 375,000-square foot mixed-use center developed by CenterCal Properties, LLC, is the East Bay’s newest venture in contemporary shopping, dining, office space and entertainment. Located in Concord, California, the project offers refined and authentic mission revival-style architecture, lush landscaping, exhilarating water features and enviable guest amenities such as 365 by Whole Foods Market and the Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX. For more information about new restaurants, stores and upcoming events visit or follow us on Twitter (@ShopTheVeranda), Facebook (@ShopTheVeranda) and Instagram (@ShopTheVeranda).

About CenterCal Properties, LLC

CenterCal Properties, LLC, founded in 2004 by industry leaders Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy, is a full-service commercial real estate company in the business of investing, developing, leasing, and managing its projects. CenterCal excels in, and is best known for, creating destinations throughout the western United States with a unique strategy of "placemaking," which emphasizes the importance of developing spaces with a sense of community. Bruning and Wardy's creative vision and passion for development, coupled with CenterCal's internal expertise, is evident in the 13 properties the company owns and operates with six more under construction. For more information on CenterCal and its properties, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@CenterCal) and Facebook (@CenterCalProperties).


for The Veranda
Carrie Weiss, 925-790-2718

Release Summary

The Veranda opens Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX in Concord, Calif.


for The Veranda
Carrie Weiss, 925-790-2718