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Massive movie theater and entertainment complex premiering soon in San Antonio suburb

Massive movie theater complex premiering soon in San Antonio suburb

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EVO Entertainment Group will debut in Schertz with screenings of Captain Marvel. EVO Entertainment Group/Facebook

If suburbs are supposed to be sleepy, someone forgot to tell Schertz. On March 7, EVO Entertainment Group will debut its giant 73,000-square-foot theater complex in the city — and it has all the amenities one would expect to find in San Antonio’s city core.

The centerpiece is a 10-screen movie theater featuring state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. A release boasts that two of the auditoriums are outfitted with five-story screens similar to IMAX and Dolby ATMOS sound. We’re not sure what that actually is, but undoubtedly it will make Captain Marvel — the first film screening at the new facility — an even more immersive spectacle.

According to an EVO rep, Captain Marvel will be the only film available for the soft opening, although that is subject to change. The complex will debut its full operation the next day on March 8 during the grand opening.

Whatever movie audiences get to see, they will enjoy it in comfort. The seats are all oversized recliners outfitted with push buttons to make ordering refills and second helpings convenient.

Guests can also order food from the the lobby cafe or the on-site full service restaurant and bar. Although the menu for Schertz hasn’t been released yet, the EVO rep says it will be similar to the other locations with comfort bits like loaded fries, nachos, burgers, and wings. There will also be a full bar carrying margaritas and craft beer.

The culinary experience, however, is just the start of what EVO is offering in Schertz. After the credits roll, guests can try to roll a strike on one of the 16 bowling lanes, compete for glory in a laser tag arena, or visit the arcade outfitted with over 100 games ranging from air hockey to multi-player video games.

The new destination also offers a spacious outdoor seating area with lawn games, fire pits, and extra large flat screens. Rentable private spaces extends the fun for birthdays or corporate team-building events.

Since being founded in late 2014, EVO has seen rapid growth by bringing multi-faceted entertainment facilities to frequently underserved areas of Central Texas. Besides the Schertz outpost, the company also operates locations in New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Kyle.