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Paragon Theaters To Open 12 Screens In City Center At Oyster Point

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is well under way for the Florida-based Paragon Theaters 12-screen luxury cinema in the City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News.  The theater will anchor the City Center, a popular entertainment, dining, and retail destination in the Peninsula area.  This will be Paragon Theater's second location in Virginia-its first location, Paragon Village, opened in Fredericksburg in 2010.

The Paragon City Center movie theater will open in May 2014 and feature:

  • New Luxury Leather VIP Reclining Seats With Tray Tables and Footrests
  • Ample Legroom with seven foot row spacing
  • Convenient online Reserved Seating
  • Two Extreme Theaters, Each With 65' Wall-To-Wall, Floor-To-Ceiling Screens and Amazing Sound and Projection For a Fully Immersive Movie-Going Experience
  • Two Restaurant Concepts-NEO Kitchen + Bar featuring Craft Beers, Fine Wines, and Cocktails, and My Pi Custom Pizza, a Modern Day Pizzeria Where Every Pie Is One Of a Kind
  • Expanded Concession Offerings, Including Beer & Wine

These great amenities, along with an innovative interior design, will make Paragon City Center Newport News' residents top choice for movie going.  "Newport News is a beautiful area and we are very eager to provide the finest movie-going experience not only on the Peninsula but in the state of Virginia. Paragon City Center will be the most luxurious theater on the Peninsula as there is no theater comparable to its many amenities all at traditional theater pricing," stated Michael Whalen, CEO of Paragon Theaters.

The City of Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price stated, "Paragon City Center will be a great addition to the entertainment options in Newport News and will transform the movie-going experience on the Peninsula.  We welcome Paragon City Center to Newport News, where great things are happening."

Paragon Entertainment Holdings, owned by CEO Michael Whalen and President Mike Wilson, both with extensive theater backgrounds, was established in 2009 to create a differentiated movie-going experience that is superior to traditional movie theaters in comfort, technology, and amenities while still retaining a competitive price point. Paragon's "Affordable Luxury" theaters include such amenities as expanded food offerings, reserved seating, VIP luxury seats, bar/lounges, HD digital projection, and superior customer service.

Paragon currently owns, operates, and/or manages seven theaters. Their other existing locations include Daytona Beach, FL (Paragon Ocean Walk 10 and My Pi Custom Pizza and Craft Beers); Jupiter, FL (Paragon Jupiter) Deerfield Beach, FL (Paragon Deerfield 8); Coconut Grove, FL (Paragon Grove 14 and The Lot Bar & Lounge); Burnsville, MN (Paragon Odyssey 15 and The Mezz Bistro Lounge), Rochester, MN (Paragon Chateau 14), and Fredericksburg, VA (Paragon Village 12). 

Paragon manages certain assets for iStar Financial and Cinepolis. Cinepolis is the largest theater exhibition company in Latin America and fourth largest in the world.

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