Developers Crescent Communities and Endeavor Real Estate Group both announced June 20 that Sky Cinemas will be first anchor tenant for Belterra Village, a mixed-use project set to open in Southwest Austin off Hwy. 290 near the Nutty Brown Road intersection in 2017.
Sky Cinemas, from the creators of Violet Crown Cinema in downtown Austin, will feature 14 movie screens, reclining seats with tray tables, a dining area and outdoor beer garden. The family-friendly menu will include salads, burgers, fries, shakes, regional beers on tap and wines by the glass. Wait service will not occur inside the movie auditoriums, and seats will be reserved online or at the theater, according to a news release by Crescent and Endeavor.
In contrast with Violet Crown Cinema’s independent, art house and foreign screenings, Sky Cinemas will show wide-release, family and select independent films.
“Sky Cinemas represents our effort to bring the highest-quality cinema experience to growing suburban areas,” Sky Cinemas founder Bill Banowsky said.