CityPlace, a 60-acre mixed-use development inside Springwoods Village, is welcoming a cinema to its retail mix.
Houston-based Star Cinema Grill inked a lease to open a theater at CityPlace, according to a press release. The dine-in concept will seat 1,400 people and have 10 screens.
Located at 1495 Lake Plaza Drive in Spring, the theater will also feature a full-service bar with beer, wine and spirits; laser projection technology; heated and cooled luxury recliner seating; and upscale, modern décor.
“We are delighted to have Star Cinema coming to CityPlace,” Robert Fields, president and CEO of Patrinely Group, one of the developers of CityPlace, said in the release. “It’s exactly the type of experience we are looking for and is a critical part of creating an 18-hour location. We are actively marketing the balance of the retail and are receiving tremendous interest. We hope to be making other announcements soon.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the theater is expected to deliver in the second quarter of 2019, per the release.
Dennis Tarro of Patrinely Group and Nick Hernandez, Crystal Allen and Chace Henke of Transwestern represented the landlord. Kristen Barker of Wulfe & Co. represented Star Cinema Grill.
In addition to Houston-based Patrinely Group, the other developers of CityPlace are USAA Real Estate and CDC Houston. The mixed-used development is within Springwoods Village, 2,000-acre master-planned community anchored by Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp.’s new corporate campus. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) moved into the 385-acre campus in mid-2015.
Star Cinema Grill has five locations in greater Houston and one in Illinois, per its website. Two more locations will deliver soon in Katy and College Station, but the release states the CityPlace theater will be the brand’s 10th location.
In addition to Star Cinema Grill, there are other projects under construction at CityPlace. Expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the developments include:
Houston-based American Bureau of Shipping’s new headquarters at CityPlace 2: It will be a 10-story, 326,800-square-foot mixed-use building. The deal won an 2017 Houston Business Journal Landmark award. Palo Alto, California-based HP Inc.’s (NYSE: HPQ) new Houston campus: The company will occupy 378,000 square feet within two built-to-suit buildings.Marriott CityPlace hotel: It will have 337 rooms, stand at 10 stories and include 33,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor multipurpose space. CityPlace Plaza: It will be a lakefront public plaza with a connection point to Springwoods Village’s lake and park system. It’ll also include an open space and an amphitheater.
Meanwhile, CityPlace 1 — which will include 122,700 square feet of office space and 26,900 square feet of ground-floor retail — is being actively preleased, per the release. Tenants can move into their spaces within 12 months.
And The Mark CityPlace, a luxury apartment community by Martin Fein Interests Ltd., has been completed, per the release. The six-story, 268-unit apartment project is located on 3.75 acres at CityPlace.