Movie Theater, Pizzeria Move Into Countryside Mall, Clearwater

The Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater has two new tenants.

An extension of Westfield's recent $12 million enhancement project, Countryside 12 – Cobb Theatres and Grimaldi's Pizzeria will move into a 70,000-square-foot addition built at the southwest corner of the shopping center in mid-December.

“The new theater -- opening well ahead of its original target of Spring 2012 -- will kick off its opening with a slew of blockbuster holiday releases including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” says Westfield Regional Marketing Director Tara Martin.

Including 12 auditoriums with more than 2,000 extra-wide rocking chair seating, guests of Countryside 12 – Cobb Theatres will be able to enjoy movies on floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall screens featuring state-of-the-art digital projection.

The theater will include Cobb Theatres' newest innovation, D-BOX MFX seating. One auditorium will feature 42 D-BOX seats which will synchronize with on-screen movie action; each seat comes equipped with individual intensity controls.

“We're focused on offering our shoppers, as well as the Clearwater community, the most sought-after entertainment, shopping and dining options available,” says Martin.

Handcrafting brick oven pizza for over 75 years, Grimaldi's Pizzeria will also make its way to Westfield Countryside. Offering fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella cheese, hand-tossed dough and a “secret recipe” sauce, among other things, customers will be able to enjoy Grimaldi's award-winning dining options in a new 147-seat restaurant.

“We've also recently announced the addition of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, slated to open next March,” says Martin. “BJ's will also occupy one of the new locations on the southwest corner of the shopping center. The southwest corner project can include up to five new restaurants, depending on size.

Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Tara Martin, Westfield Countryside Mall
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