Palladium AVX set to open Thursday
By Betsy Dolan
Just in time for Friday’s opening of Star Trek Into Darkness, the future of movie theaters opens in Fort Bend County with Santikos Theaters’ Palladium AVX.
“I hope people show up in costumes,” said Chris Prichard, Director of Marketing for Santikos Theaters. “This much anticipated film will generate a lot of excitement and we will be the only theatre in Houston to offer it on an 85 Foot AVX MAX screens and be the only theatre in Houston where you can hear it in Dolby Atmos sound.”
The Greek-themed theater complex is located on Grand Parkway, one mile south of the Westpark Tollway near Long Meadow Farms.
The Palladium AVX will officially open on Thursday, but Prichard says the weekend will
be the true grand opening.
“It will be the grandest theatre ever in our 101-year history, with every detail selected to deliver the greatest experience possible for all of our guests,” Prichard said. “The Palladium will be the premiere entertainment destination for Houston and Fort Bend County and will be one of the finest facilities in the country.”
With 22 movie screens, Palladium is the largest multiplex in the Santikos chain.
Each auditorium has stadium seating and Santikos’ own AVX projection, which features oversized, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens, state-of-the-art sound systems and the latest in projection technology.
Six of the auditoriums, designated AVX MAX, will feature the newly released Dolby Atmos sound system and enormous 80-foot screens – giving the Palladium more giant screens than any other theatre in Texas.
Additionally, two of the auditoriums will feature double rows of D-BOX motion seats that move in perfect synchronization with on-screen action, creating an unmatched “live” experience.
“Seeing a movie here will be a unique experience that other theatres cannot match,” Prichard said. ” Tickets to the AVX MAX screens do not cost any more than our other auditoriums. We do not charge a premium ticket price for our AVX MAX screens.”
The complex will have multiple beverage and dining options, a bowling center with 16 full lanes, an arcade room, a specialty M&M candy store and a movie-themed retail store with T-shirts, film cells and other memorabilia.
Santikos currently has seven multiplex theatres in San Antonio. The new Palladium theater complex is the second to open in the Houston area. There is a Silverado IMAX in Tomball.
Palladium AVX welcomes community to open house
Santikos will be hosting a open house the night before the grand opening of the Palladium AVX to allow the local community to get a first look at the luxury entertainment destination.
The open house will be held Wednesday, May 15, 6-9pm, 7301 Grand Parkway.
The event is open to the public
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