The former Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel now features a new location for Side Splitters Comedy Club, spin bike classes in front of a movie screen, plush reclining seats, a sushi bar and an upscale bistro.
The former Cobb location was where, in 2014, Curtis Reeves, 77, shot Chad Oulson after an argument escalated inside the Cobb Grove 16 movie theaters over Oulson’s use of a cell phone during the previews. The theater closed in 2020 after Cobb filed for bankruptcy.
Calling itself the “movie theater of the future,” new owner Mishorim Gold Properties and developer Mark Gold have invested millions of dollars into the renovation of what was once a Cobb Theater and Cinebistro.
The Grove Theater at Wesley Chapel, which opens to the public on Friday, will have 12 theaters, half of them offering in-movie dining. It will also have a Cycle Cinema spin room, a supervised kids’ playroom, a sushi bar and high-end restaurant.
The theater lets you choose your seats and reserve them through the online booking system. There will be checkerboard seating to ensure social distancing, a news release said.
Reserve tickets at the theater, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel, at grovetheater.com.