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Movie theater chain does Dallas debut with galaxy of luxury amenities

Movie theater chain does Dallas debut with galaxy of luxury amenities

Galaxy Theatre, rendering
A new theater chain promising a luxury experience is coming to the DFW area. Courtesy of the Galaxy Theatre

A new luxury theater operator is joining the DFW movie landscape. Galaxy Theatres will open a location at the $1.5 billion Grandscape development in The Colony.

This is the first Galaxy theater in Dallas-Fort Worth, but the second in Texas; a branch has been open in Austin for more than 10 years.

Galaxy is a privately owned movie theater company based in Sherman Oaks, California, with a focus on developing and operating state-of-the-art theaters in the Western United States. It was founded in 1998 and has theaters in California, Nevada, Texas, and Washington.

Galaxy joins a small wave of luxury theater concepts that have opened around Dallas, such as iPic, LOOK, Cinepolis, and even Alamo Drafthouse, where movies are one part of a bigger entertainment experience.

The Colony branch will break ground in 2017, and is projected to open in spring 2019. Keeping to their vision, the development team at Grandscape is excited about the unique offering that Galaxy has. Jeff Lind, president of Grandscape, says that Galaxy has a strong focus on visitor experience that fits Grandscape. "It will be the finest theater experience in the DFW area," he says.

Grandscape is the mixed-use development that's west of the Nebraska Furniture Mart, its corporate sibling.

The Galaxy theater will have 16 state-of-the-art screens, with digital sound and projection, and luxury stadium seating with full-power recliners.

Along with these amenities, there will be a full-service bar and restaurant and two large-format auditoriums featuring their exclusive DFX projection and sound.

"Our goal is simple, we aim to create and bring the finest movie theater experience to the DFW metro," says Rafe Cohen, president of Galaxy Theatres, LLC.