Renovations at the AMC Willowbrook movie theater wrapped up in June and include a new AMC Prime theater. Renovations at the AMC Willowbrook movie theater wrapped up in June and include a new AMC Prime theater.[/caption]

The renovations at AMC Willowbrook 24 that began at the onset of 2015 finished early June at 17145 Hwy. 249. All auditoriums now feature red leather full recliners, and guests will have the opportunity to reserve specific seats when purchasing tickets online.

The location also features a new prime theater auditorium with a bigger screen, laser projection, better sound quality and vibrating leather recliners. The laser projection system includes enhanced color technology, creating richer, more detailed images, President and CEO Gerry Lopez said. An overhead audio system is meant to help audiences become more immersed in the experience, he said.

Other new features at the theater include an expanded food menu and a new bar and lounge area where guests can order beer, wine and cocktails. 281-970-9604.


NOW OPEN—The Limited opened June 13 at the Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Road, Ste. 225, Cypress. The retailer sells women’s apparel with a focus on modern fashion for young, professional women. Accessories for sale include jewelry, handbags and sunglasses. 281-758-1356.

RENOVATIONS—Forever 21 reopened at the Willowbrook Mall in June after being temporarily closed for a six-month renovation process. The newly-remodeled 20,000-square-foot space showcases the new aesthetic design across Forever 21 stores. The retailer offers the latest in fashion, featuring apparel and accessories for men, women and children. 281-807-7466.

COMING SOON— Godiva Chocolatier is expected to open by the end of this month in Ste. 834 of the Houston Premium Outlets. The chocolate boutique will offer gourmet chocolates, truffles and biscuits as well as specialty gift baskets and party favors. Flavors include milk chocolate, white chocolate and caramel. 281-304-5820.

EXPANSION—Kids Foot Locker at the Willowbrook Mall expanded June 19 with a new Fly Zone store. The expansion specializes in basketball footwear, offering apparel from Jordan and Nike collections, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant brands. 281-807-4170.