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Dallas, TX: LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood to Open March 29, 2013

Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 9:10 PM by Scott Jentsch

The LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood in Dallas, Texas is slated to open on March 29, 2013, according to a press release issued by the parent company on March 1st.

Rendering of the new LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood. © LOOK Cinemas 2013 All rights reserved.

The new theater features 11 screens in a complex that also houses a Nick & Sam’s Grill restaurant and a Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar. Three of the auditoriums will be dine-in, so patrons will have the choice of enjoying their food in the restaurant or in the theater while watching a movie. Oversized power reclining chairs will be available for maximum enjoyment.

“Our goal is to offer the single best combination of the movie and dining experiences,” LOOK founders Tom Stephenson said. “As a consumer, Dallas has always asked me to choose between a great theater experience or, a great dining experience. Like most Dallas consumers, I never liked being forced to choose.”

Two auditoriums will be branded as "Evolution" auditoriums, which are outfitted with Dolby Atmos sound systems and feature larger screens. Three other auditoriums will be what LOOK Cinemas calls "The Lofts," which offer "spacious stadium riser seats paired with tables on either side" with a lobby bar offering beer, wine, and cocktails. "The Lofts" will be available to patrons aged 21 and over.

Rounding out all these premium options are three standard auditoriums, so variety seems to be the key to the LOOK Cinemas offerings.

The theater is offering a sneak peek of The Lofts and LOOK & Dine on March 29th – April 3rd, 2013. Full services in all auditoriums will be available on April 5, 2013.

Photo above is © LOOK Cinemas 2013 All rights reserved.

Press Release

LOOK Cinemas Dallas to open March 29

Dallas, TX, March 1, 2013– LOOK Cinemas, a newly formed Dallas-based theatre company opens its doors to North Texas residents on March 29. The upscale entertainment complex is located at Prestonwood Creek, at Prestonwood Road and Beltline Road. The new dining and entertainment complex is the first project of LOOK Cinemas, LLC. LOOK founders Tom Stephenson, a notable theater industry veteran, and Brian Mason, a Dallas based entrepreneur, have partnered with well-known restaurant entrepreneur Joseph Palladino for the inaugural project.

“Our goal is to offer the single best combination of the movie and dining experiences,” Stephenson said. “As a consumer, Dallas has always asked me to choose between a great theater experience or, a great dining experience. Like most Dallas consumers, I never liked being forced to choose.”

Dallas consumers may now enjoy a state-of-the-art, 11-screen, 1,900-seat stadium theater complex co-located with a Nick & Sam’s Grill restaurant and a Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar. LOOK patrons have the option to dine in the Nick & Sam’s Grill restaurant or in one of the three dine-in screens. The menu features several unique bistro favorites in addition to gourmet comfort food. Moviegoers may relax in LOOK’s oversized power reclining chairs while enjoying fine dining and entertainment. LOOK also boasts the most revolutionary movie-viewing experience, Evolution, featuring enormous silver screens and Dolby Atmos, the finest cinema sound available.

In addition to the Nick & Sam’s Grill fare, diners may enjoy another Palladino concept in the complex: Coal Vines. This specialty pizza and wine bar has been a successful and popular dining spot in the Uptown and Legacy areas and will open at LOOK Cinemas later this spring. “I’m incredibly excited to take one of my signature concepts to a wonderful new location in Dallas and create a one-stop entertainment and dining destination with unique appeal to both adults and families.” Palladino said.

The Lofts, another component of the LOOK concept, feature three sophisticated theaters with spacious stadium riser seats paired with tables on either side. This experience is enhanced by a lobby bar serving beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails, plus lighter fare including sushi rolls, handmade nachos, Joe’s Famous Coneys and other freshly prepared small plates. The Lofts are designated for moviegoers ages 21 and over, unless accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m.

In addition to multiple dining and theatre options, LOOK Cinemas offers the classic moviegoing experience in one of three General Admission theatres featuring the latest enhanced digital cinema projection and pure digital audio.

About the founders

Tom Stephenson previously founded Dallas-based Rave Motion Pictures where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the last ten years. Under his leadership, Rave became the fourth largest theater circuit in the United States. Brian Mason is an accomplished investor/entrepreneur who has founded and built multiple companies across several different industries. These include packaging manufacturer, Great Western Industries (now Multi Packaging Solutions), global digital media provider, The LTC Group and American Graphics, a mid-western advertising service firm. Mason currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Preston State Bank in Dallas. Joseph Palladino is co-owner of Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse and creator of Uptown’s highly successful concepts, Nick & Sam’s Grill and Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar.



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