Apparently tired of hearing about all of the fuss over the Boyd/iPic theater project in Center City, the suburban based Uptown Worthington in Malvern wants to build an "85,000 square foot, two-story movie palace" from Cobb Movie Theatres, which will also feature a CineBistro on the second floor for an unrivaled in-movie dining experience. Hoping to open in October of 2015, the Cobb Movie Palace will have two fully stocked bars and reclining leather seats.
Check this gem from the press release, "The theatre will be modeled after the turn-of-the-century classical live theatres like the Academy of Music in Philadelphia." That's some lofty standards, so you better deliver the goods, folks. The "60 foot tall grand lobby with formal stairs ... overlooking the Piazza at Worthington" is probably a good start.
The proposed super-lux theater project will look to complement the other amenities of the complex, including a Wegman's that opened in 2010 as well as the 252 swanky apartments currently construction. - James Jennings
·Giant theater proposed for Malvern, again [Philly.com]
·Uptown Worthington leases 85,000 square feet to Cobb Theatres [Official Press Release]
·Construction finally underway on 19th and Chestnut iPic movie theater [Phillymag.com]