The Marcus Theater at Twin Creek will soon undergo a major renovation that will add a giant screen auditorium, the opportunity to order dinner with a movie at three smaller auditoriums, a lounge and a Zaffiro's Express pizza outlet.
All auditoriums will be equipped with fully reclining DreamLounger seats.
According to a press release from the Marcus Corporation, the renovations will be complete by May, and will not result in increased prices.
The renovations include:
• An UltraScreen DLX auditorium, consisting of a three-story, 56-foot-wide screen with DreamLounger chairs that can adjust from upright to a full recline. Sound will be Dolby Atmos immersive, which allows audio to penetrate the entire auditorium, creating what the company describes as a “life-like, virtual soundscape.” Meals will not be served in this auditorium
• Three Big Screen Bistros, which are full-service, in-theater dining auditoriums that offer a full menu of drinks, entrees, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts served on swivel tables as patrons watch movies.
Bob Menefee, vice president of Marcus Theaters, said the meal service at the Big Screen Bistros, which will each seat about 70 people, will be similar to the CineDine offerings at the Marcus Theater at Midtown Crossing in Omaha.
“We're just giving it a different name,” he said. “It will be Big Screen Bistro instead of CineDine.”
• A Take Five Lounge, where patrons might meet before or after a movie for cocktails, beer and food.
The lounge will be equipped with seating for 70 and a 20-foot-wide high definition screen with a variety of programming.
• A Zaffiro's Express, located in the lobby where patrons can purchase pizza that may be carried into a movie auditorium.
Other improvements will include wall coverings, lighting and lobby furnishings, along with a complete updating of the exterior.
Ronaldo Rodriguez, president and CEO of Marcus Theaters, said in a press release that ticket price will not increase to account for the improvements.
The renovations will require Papillion's Southridge Church, which has held two services at the theater on Sundays, to find a different venue.