A blend of cinema, bowling and arcade games, EVO Entertainment broke ground on it’s newest location in Hutto June 21.

The gist

The new 53,000-square-foot facility is being constructed along Alliance Boulevard in the Townwest Commons retail center and will include eight dine-in theaters, with both IMAX and laser enhanced viewing experience screens.

The location will also feature:
  • Twelve bowling lanes
  • Arcade
  • American-style restaurant and bar
  • Private event space
  • 50-plus TVs for sports and entertainment
“EVO fulfills a need for family fun and entertainment in Hutto and we look forward to welcoming our community and neighbors into EVO next summer," Don Carlson, Hutto Economic Development Corporation Chairman, said in a news release.

The background

In 2019, developers presented a layout of the Hutto Co-Op District with a Flix Brewhouse included in plans for the mixed-use development. However, those plans were later scrapped in 2021, which Hutto Mayor Mike Snyder said left residents frustrated.

Now, with construction beginning on the new EVO Entertainment facility, which is expected to wrap up by the summer of 2025, Snyder said the business will help attract new people to the city and bring in additional tax revenue for the city.

"Good things and great things come to those who wait," Snyder said.