A high-end movie theater in Henderson has been so successful, its owners are expanding the model to North Las Vegas.
Galaxy Theatres is renovating its movie theater at the Cannery and rebranding it as a Luxury+ location, modeled after the Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+ in Green Valley Town Center on East Sunset Road.
“With the success we’ve experienced in Henderson, we’re confident that people appreciate what we have to offer,” said Rafe Cohen, president of Galaxy Theatres. “We chose the Cannery because it has a large auditorium and is ideally suited for the conversion to luxury seating.”
The Cannery's 14-screen movie theater will remain open during renovation. Construction began this week and is expected to be completed in December.
“We have people coming from all over the city to Henderson, so it makes it easier for people in the north,” Cohen said.
The Green Valley location opened in March and was Galaxy's first luxe theater. It offers a premium movie viewing experience, with fully-reclining cushioned seats, attached snack tables, powered footrests and oversized aisles.
Tickets cost about the same as at other movie theaters, but seating is assigned, which eliminates stress for customers, Cohen said. Moviegoers don't have to worry about missing out on a good seat.
“We like to say, ‘You can fly first class for a coach price,’” Cohen said.
Customers also can buy tickets online.
Unlike the Henderson location, the Cannery Galaxy may not serve alcohol.
“Space-wise, we’re not certain that we’ll do that,” Cohen said.