After much anticipation, CMX Cinemas Fallschase, Tallahassee’s newest theater in decades, held its grand opening on Friday.
Guy Austin, vice president of operations, called the grand opening “fantastic.”
“Seeing people smile is why we love what we do,” he said.
The grand opening brought in a wide variety of people both there to celebrate the grand opening by watching a movie or eating the delicious food being offered.
“We have a cafeteria style setting so there’s no long waiting lines. I love that we have a kitchen and bar with a lot of my favorite snacks like funnel cakes, monster chicken nachos, frozen yogurt and jumbo pretzels. We also serve burgers, pizza, club sandwiches, and wings. I’m in love with the recliner chairs and the huge movie screens” said Shalaunda Burney-Robinson, a concession worker.
She said she especially loves the fun and exciting atmosphere of her workplace. “Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure our customers are happy and comfortable. We pride ourselves on having a clean and tidy theater. There’s no request we’ve had that we weren’t able to fulfill.”
The new theater houses 14 screens with 3D and D-Box seating options.
The theater hopes to give moviegoers a unique experience. Unlike other theaters, CMX Cinemas has an open hand-tossed New York-style pizza station where customers can purchase by the slice or by the pie. The cafeteria-style concession stand will bring a faster speed of service for moviegoers who don’t like long lines.
CMX Cinemas Fallchase will “bring a different concept to the market,” said Troy McDaniels, regional operations director of CMX Theaters.
Anaya Dove, a student at FAMU, loves the new concept. “I’m happy that Tallahassee is trying to bring life to the area, I love the fresh concept.”
Due to its proximity to I-10 and nearby retailers, the 14-screen theater hopes to bring in a wide variety of customers from families to a girls night out.
This Mahan Drive location is one of three CMX Cinemas in Florida.
The new theater hosted a VIP event four days prior to the grand opening for Tallahassee Democrat subscribers. This event served as practice for the new crew. Subscribers were given the opportunity to get an exclusive tour and sneak peak of the theater and sample food from concessions.
Every Tuesday, CMX will offer $5 movie tickets.