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New Movie Theater Opens in Clearwater, Florida

CLEARWATER, FL- Taking Cobb Theatres to a new level with the opening of the Cobb Countryside 12 Theatre in Clearwater, Florida the prestigious  movie exhibitor adds another 12 auditoriums to it’s growing list of now 253 at 21 locations.  Being a progressive motion picture exhibitor, Cobb has added the exciting D-Box to this location inside the Countryside Mall.

Attending the opening were over 100 invited guests including Mayor Frank V. Hibbard, Senior Vice President of Westfield Mall Clive MacKenzie, General Manager of Westfield Mall Andrea L. Boitnott, and Clearwater Councilman Paul Gibson. On hand was the owner of Cobb Theatres/CineBistro, Robert Cobb, COO Jeremy Welman, Regional Manager Guy Austin, and Cobb Countryside 12 manager Maggie DeJesus.  The cutting of the ribbon to open the new theatre preceded the stage entertainment.

L to R Andrea L. Boitnott. Clive MacKenzie, Mayor Frank V. Hibbard, Guy Austin, Maggie DeJesus

With the fast growing demand for Real D 3D Cinema, Countryside 12 has equipped its theaters with all digital equipment and screens.  The auditoriums are all stadium seating with armchairs that have cup holders for your convenience. Innovative concession menu and design offer a wide assortment of hot food items and Coca-Cola® products, popcorn, candy and snacks.

But that’s not all, with the demand for even a greater experience the Countryside 12 has installed the exciting D-Box plush seating that rumble, rock and vibrate during action scenes specially designed to give the thrills and chills for a complete movie experience. For those that want to ramp up the thrill, a seat side control allows you to select different degrees of movement.  You get to pick your D-Box reserved seat at the box-office so you can lounge in the lobby or relax in the auditorium until the show starts.  

“We are extremely proud of this new theatre as it will offer several of the most advanced technologies and amenities to include state-of-the-art digital projection with 3D capabilities and Digital Surround sound in each auditorium,” said Chief Operating Officer of Cobb Theatres, Jeremy P. Welman. “D-BOX presents a new, exciting way to experience the movies and is an ideal fit for our newest addition.” 

The Cobb Countryside 12 is located in the Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL.  You can goggle the location of the Mall by adding the zip code 33716 to the address.  The Cobb Countryside 12 joins the Wesley Chapel Grove 16/CineBistro (zip 33544) and the CineBistro at Hyde Park Village (zip 33606) both in the Greater Tampa Area.  In South Florida visit Cobb Theatres at Cobb Grand 18 Miami Lakes, Cobb Dolphin Mall Miami, Cobb Miami Lakes 17 Miami Lakes,  Cobb Downtown 18 in Palm Beach Gardens, Cobb Jupiter 18 in Jupiter, and Cobb CineBistro Dolphin Mall Miami.  In Central Florida attend the Cobb Grand 10 Winter Haven, Cobb Lakeside 18 & IMAX Lakeland, Cobb Merritt Square 18 & IMAX Merritt Island, and Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe 12 & IMAX Orlando.

About John Delia

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John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for 8 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the South Eastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1.

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