Cinepolis brings movie, dining experience to Creekside Park

Cinepolis has been in development for Creekside Park West since Jan. 30. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
Cinepolis has been in development for Creekside Park West since Jan. 30. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper

Cinepolis has been in development for Creekside Park West since Jan. 30. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper

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Barrett Cox demonstrates electronic system work guests use to request a server. Photo Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
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Guests are seated in leather reclining seats with trays for food and drink. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
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Cinepolis has a fully staffed kitchen where meals are made from scratch. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
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Guests can stop by the full-service bar before a showing. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
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The front entrance of Cinepolis is kept minimal, with no concession stand. Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
Movie theater company Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas opened Nov. 29 at its new location anchoring the 12-acre Creekside Park West shopping center at 26543 Kuykendahl Road, said Barrett Cox, the general manager of The Woodlands location.

Developed by Howard Hughes Corp., The Woodlands’ 42,000-square-foot Cinépolis location is the seventh for the company in Texas and one of about 30 in the country, Cox said.

The location was originally planned as a Moviehouse & Eatery theater until Cinépolis acquired the business in July.

Cinépolis prides itself its on-site kitchens where menu items are made from scratch, Cox said.

“We smoke our own bacon; we make all of our own sauces and dressings,” Cox said. “The quality is there. People right now are used to coming in and getting a hot dog and popcorn. ... We want to do an in-dining experience while we’re showing a movie.”


Along with the kitchen, Cinépolis offers a full-service bar with 10 regular and two local beers on tap. •Guests push a button from their seats to indicate when they are ready to order, and Cox said servers are expected to take orders within three minutes.

Guest orders are usually taken before the movie begins, and checks are dropped by the servers about 30-40 minutes before the movie ends.

Cinépolis features 11 screens, with individual theater seating capacities ranging from 40 to 165 seats. Cox said along with new releases, the theater will show special screenings throughout the week for children, seniors and mothers as well as classic films, and international and independent films based on the area’s demographics.

Cinépolis had originally estimated opening in early November, but the opening date was pushed back to •Nov. 29 for weather and other delays. Developer Howard Hughes Corp. is in talks to bring other vendors to the area, but representatives said in early November they were not yet finalized.

This article ran in the December 2019 edition of The Woodlands. Read the full e-edition here.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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