Opening of MetroPark Square’s AMC-10 in Shenandoah delayed until 2019

MetroPark Square's anchor AMC-10 is slated to open in March 2019.

MetroPark Square's anchor AMC-10 is slated to open in March 2019.

MetroPark Square’s anchor, an AMC-10 located at 8870 MetroPark Drive, Shenandoah, is expected to have a soft opening in March 2019, AMC officials confirmed in mid-August.

In a letter to the city of Shenandoah requesting an extension of a special use permit for a mixed beverage late hours permit, John McDonald, executive vice president of U.S. Operations for AMC Theatres, stated the following:

“The ‘use’ of the theatre has not been established yet as the developer [Sam Moon Group] is still developing the property [MetroPark Square]. It is expected that the developer will turn over the property to AMC in January 2019. AMC then will install its [furniture, fixtures and equipment] and expects to have a soft opening of the theater in March 2019.”

The council previously granted an SUP for the AMC-10 in September 2017, which is set to expire Sept. 27, 2018. The request is for an extension until March 31, 2019. The 10-screen theater was initially expected to open in fall 2017 and was delayed once before with an anticipated opening in May 2018.

In a 4-1 vote, the council approved the requested SUP extension during its Aug. 22 meeting. Council Member Mike McLeod voted against the item.

Other confirmed tenants for the 69-acre mixed-use development include a 40,000-square-foot Dave & Buster’s, slated to open in February 2019, and a 160-room Hyatt House, for which an opening date has not yet been announced. MetroPark Square will also feature a 324-unit multifamily living project called The Residences at MetroPark.

The Residences at MetroPark will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, two-story town homes, a two-level fitness center, pool, indoor and outdoor community center and retail on the entry level.

For more information about MetroPark Square, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.


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