Nation’s first dine-in IMAX comes to Delray Marketplace
Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Photo by Palms West Journal
The entry to Paragon Theatres in the Delray Marketplace.
The renovated Paragon Theater reopened in the Delray Marketplace on Nov. 4 with a dine-in option, the first in the nation at an IMAX theater. Alongside luxury box seats where guests can order craft food and cocktails by scanning a QR code, moviegoers can also enjoy zero-gravity leather recliners. Some theaters feature VIP pod-style seating with single-seat and loveseat configurations, along with privacy wings and individual retractable tables.
The theater complex in West Delray features 12 screens, including an Extreme Theater complete with Dolby Atmos sound and a 66-foot-wide screen tilted at a 15-degree angle for optimal laser projection.
The new restaurant, The Agency Kitchen & Bar, offers freshly prepared favorites like chicken potstickers, shrimp tacos, crispy wings and burgers.
Mike Whalen, co-chief executive officer of Paragon Theaters, said the company wanted to create a superior experience to what people have at home to entice them to go out after the pandemic. The luxury amenities add to the dynamic experience of enjoying a movie with others.
The newly renovated entertainment destination includes Penny Lanes, a 16-lane bowling alley with a full bar and a large dining area. The arcade also got a makeover and now features the most up-to-date games. Corporate media accommodations are also available with wireless microphone and projection capabilities.
The Delray Marketplace in West Delray is a 260,000-square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment plaza that has enjoyed many enhancements in addition to the multi million-dollar movie theater renovation.