Entertainment center set to anchor Cibolo development
The Wiederstein Road and Interstate 35 corner is gaining another movie house, but this time in the Cibolo city limits.
Santikos Entertainment recently began the construction of an 87,000-square-foot family entertainment center as part of Cibolo’s newest development, Cibolo Crossing, which will be located on Wiederstein Road and I-35.
The project, which is slated for completion in Spring 2019, is the anchor tenant for the new development.
“We’re working with Santikos Entertainment and the Cibolo Economic development team to expedite the construction of this one-of-a-kind entertainment venue, and our whole community is looking forward to having it open in early 2019,” Stosh Boyle, Mayor of Cibolo, said in a news release.
All of the utilities and roadway infrastructures are completed, while the building foundation is currently being worked on, the news release said.
The theater company is trying to implement plans “to expedite the construction process” and to ‘go vertical’ with the building structure in less than 60 days.
The facility is expected to include 12 screens, 1,500 reclining seats, 16 bowling lanes, laser tag, a full-service bar and restaurant with a build-your-own pizza concept as well as several other screens with the Santikos’ AVX format.
“Santikos Entertainment is the leader in the San Antonio market showing movies and, with the additional of bowling in our Casa Blanca theatre, we determine that having more amenities like Laser Tag and Arcade Redemption will allow our patrons to come and stay longer,” Santikos Entertainment chief operating officer David Holmes said. “We know this world is fast pace and having a family go to a movie, eat and play games, it’s a true family entertainment opportunity.”
Additionally, the facility will have an outdoor live music venue.
Founded in 1915, Santikos Entertainment currently operates Palladium IMAX, Silverado 16, Mayan Palace, Embassy 14, Northwest, Rialto Brewhaus, Bijou and Casablanca all in San Antonio.
The new entertainment center will be a part of Cibolo’s newest development, Cibolo Crossing.
The 116-acre mixed-use development will consist of 350,000-square-feet of retail space, 100,000 square foot of office space, two to three hotels and a residential complex, Jonathan Collins of Valcor Commerical Real Estate said.
Fasken Oil and Ranch, the developer, began the site work for the development in January and Santikos’ contractors have already started construction on their specific pad, Collins said.
“Fasken has been meticulous with their design selections and very purposeful with the overall flow and layout in order to create a dynamic gathering place for the local communities,” he said.
The multi-family complex will be phased out over several years, with 350 units to be completed first and additional units to follow, while the retail side is expected to be fully built out within 18 months, Collins said.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Cibolo. This development will provide entertainment to our young families now and for years to come,” Cibolo city manager Robert T. Herrera said. “The partnership between the city of Cibolo and Santikos is one that will benefit not only Cibolo but the region as a whole.”
The San Marcos-based company, EVO Entertainment Group, also recently announced their plans to build a cinema entertainment center across the street from Cibolo Crossing in Schertz at Wiederstein Ranch
The 73,000-square-foot facility will feature 10-screen dine-in cinema, 16 bowling lanes, more than 100 games, laser tag, a virtual reality experience center, private event spaces and a full restaurant and bar.
Source: Seguin Gazette