New movie theater brings jobs to Tallahassee

With just a few weeks until the grand opening of Tallahassee’s newest movie theater, anticipation is growing for its arrival on July 27. CMX Cinemas Fallchase will “bring a different concept to the market,” said Troy McDaniels, regional operations director of CMX Theaters.

This 14-screen movie theater will be located on Mahan Drive near Costco.

Along with bringing new life to Tallahassee, the theater will provide jobs for the community. This past weekend the theater hosted a hiring fair to the public at Staybridge Suites, a nearby hotel. Representatives from the company interviewed about 500 candidates through the weekend. The company is looking to hire around 100 people.

The theater will consist of both a full-service kitchen and a full bar and with that, more positions are available including bartenders, servers, dishwashers, cooks, box office and guest service positions.

The theater hopes to give moviegoers a unique experience. Unlike other theaters, CMX Cinemas will have an open hand-tossed New York-style pizza station where customers can purchase by the slice or by the pie. There will also be a cafeteria-style concession stand. This concept will bring a faster speed of service for moviegoers who don’t like long lines.

For the 21 and up patrons, an open bar with endless selections will be available, which can all be brought into theaters.

This will be Tallahassee’s first new theater in decades. Other local theaters include AMC, Regal Governor’s Square, Movies 8 and the Challenger Learning Center.

The new theater will house 14 screens with 3D and D-Box seating options.

The interesting part about this theater is that you can just go to the restaurant or bar to relax without seeing a movie, McDaniels said.

“Whether you’re a family of four or whether you’re going on a special date night, CMX really provides first-class experience for you as if you were on a flight on an airplane,” said Joe Grano, president of the theater’s marketing team.

As of now, ticket prices are not solidified but it is assured that ticket prices will be competitive with other theaters in town. Thoughts about student discounts are on the table, McDaniels said.