Meet the Bensons
Cinergy majority owners are successful entrepreneurs, Jeff & Jamie Benson, both CPA’s with a Big Four accounting background with Deloitte. Jeff Benson, CEO, has long been a visionary and leader in the theatrical exhibition industry and is a pioneer of the cinema entertainment center (“CEC”) concept. The Bensons used their vast operational knowledge of traditional cinemas and movie grills when creating the Cinergy concept and have spent recent years honing their knowledge of the amusement business. Numerous other CEC’s are popping up around Texas and the nation and Cinergy is one of the early leaders in this segment having developed the right management team, growth strategy, and management controls over the various aspects of the business. The Bensons stand on their track record of success having now developed nineteen theatre complexes all of which are still in operation to this day, none having ever closed.
The Bensons started in the exhibition industry by constructing two traditional cinemas, the first of which opened in 1999. They also founded the Movie Tavern chain of dine-in theatres which opened in Ft. Worth in 2001. In 2005, the Bensons recapitalized the company by entering into a joint venture that allowed Movie Tavern to become the largest and fastest growing operator of dine-in theatres in the United States. The Bensons sold their interest in Movie Tavern in 2008. At the time of the sale, Movie Tavern operated 98 screens in 12 complexes in 5 states. Cinergy started just one year later in 2009 and is poised to grow to new heights in the years to come.
Press & News
7/12/16 Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. Announces Their New Location Opening in Tyler, Texas Late 2017.
Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. Announces Their New Location Opening in Tyler, Texas Late 2017
The new Entertainment Center will feature bowling & billiards, multi-level laser tag, ropes course with zip line, interactive arcade games, premium food offerings with a full-service bar,
and multiple event rooms
Dallas, Texas – July 12th – Cinergy Entertainment Group Inc. announces their newest entertainment center coming to Tyler, TX located at South Broadway and Market Square Blvd. in the Village South Phase 2 shopping center.
“We’re very excited to be opening a bowling and entertainment center here in the Tyler area,” states Jamie Benson, Cinergy’s co-founder and Executive Vice President. “We cannot wait for to the community to enjoy what Cinergy has to offer.”
“This will be the fourth Cinergy Entertainment location in Texas, with the third location opening in Odessa, TX this fall,” states Jeffrey Benson, Cinergy’s co-founder and CEO. “With Cinergy’s multi-venue entertainment components our concept is always expanding, this location will be our first in which we are specifically focused on bowling and family entertainment. With Studio Movie Grill across the street we hope to complement each other and become the premium entertainment destination for the area.”
Cinergy Entertainment in Tyler will boast more than 20 bowling lanes of upscale glow in the dark bowling, a full-service bar, expansive dining options with a chef-driven menu, multiple event rooms, billiard tables, a fully-loaded game floor, redemption store, a multi-level Laser Tag arena, and Sky Walker with a zip line (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course).
Cinergy Entertainment will open their third location this fall in Odessa, TX and another entertainment center in Amarillo, TX in late 2017. Jeffrey Benson, Cinergy Entertainment CEO is working with Neil Hupfauer, President and COO, to grow the Cinergy concept and expand into new markets. Mr. Hupfauer co-founded Main Event Entertainment, the very successful multi-venue bowling-anchored family entertainment business and has an extensive business background in the bowling, restaurant, and family entertainment industry spanning more than 45 years. “Tyler is the perfect community for a family entertainment center, the area has dense family demographics with strong economic stability, we can’t think of a better place to open our family entertainment center,” states Neil Hupfauer.
Dallas, Texas-based Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc., is a visionary industry innovator and regional operator with three Texas cinema entertainment centers with 29 screens by the end of 2016. All Cinergy current centers feature dine-in cinemas featuring beer, wine, and a tempting array of quality food and beverages. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, all Cinergy locations feature a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including laser tag, and Sky Walker. Cinergy is privately held by the Benson family, the founders of Movie Tavern, the largest nationwide chain of dine-in cinemas. For more information, visit Cinergy on the web at www.cinergyentertainment.com
10/21/15 Prominent Entertainment Industry Executive Joins Cinergy As President And Chief Operating Officer.
Prominent Entertainment Industry Executive Joins Cinergy As President And Chief Operating Officer
DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cinergy Entertainment Group Inc. announced today that Neil Hupfauer has been named Interim President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hupfauer has been a consultant since 2009. In his new role, Mr. Hupfauer will assist in opening Cinergy’s newest cinema-bowling-entertainment concept as well as executing new programs to increase operational efficiency.
“We are pleased that Neil has officially joined the Cinergy team,” said Jeffrey Benson, Chief Executive Officer for Cinergy. “Neil’s vast experience developing and operating bowling and family entertainment centers coupled with his entrepreneurial perspective will allow Cinergy to further develop and expand our operations and innovation.”
Mr. Hupfauer has an extensive business background in the bowling, restaurant, and family entertainment industry spanning more than 45 years. Mr. Hupfauer co-founded Main Event Entertainment, the very successful multi-venue bowling-anchored family entertainment business, in 1998. From 1998 until 2006, Mr. Hupfauer served as President and Chief Operating Officer, successfully growing the company to six locations in Texas. Prior to co-founding Main Event Entertainment, Mr. Hupfauer developed and was Managing General Partner of Fun Fest, one of the first family entertainment centers in the nation. Before his conception of Fun Fest, from 1987 until 1995, Mr. Hupfauer served as General Manager and co-owner of nine bowling centers in Texas. Mr. Hupfauer developed, operated and sold three restaurant concepts between 1979 and 1993. Prior to 1979, he worked for Ralston Purina/Foodmaker for 14 years where he held numerous key management positions.
About Cinergy Entertainment Group
Dallas, Texas-based Cinergy Entertainment Group, formerly Cinergy Cinemas LP., is a visionary industry innovator and regional operator of two cinema entertainment centers with 19 screens in Texas. All Cinergy theatres are dine-in cinemas featuring beer, wine, and a tempting array of quality food and beverages. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, all Cinergy locations feature a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including laser tag, Sky Walker, and Atomic Rush. Cinergy is privately held by the founders of Movie Tavern, the largest nationwide chain of dine-in cinemas.
6/2/15 Cinergy closes on new location property in Odessa, Texas with ground breaking to commence shortly.
Cinergy closes on new location property in Odessa, Texas with ground breaking to commence shortly
New Cinema-Entertainment Center will feature bowling & billiards, multi-level laser tag, ropes course, interactive games, cinemas, premium food offerings with a full-service bar, banquet rooms, reserved seating, and Cinergy EPIC.
Dallas, Texas – June 2, 2015 – Cinergy Entertainment Group Inc. closed on an Odessa, TX property, located along State Highway 191, half a mile east of Faudree Road, in the new Dorado Center, on Monday, June 1, 2015. Plans for the property include a 90,000 square foot Cinema-Entertainment complex. Lee Lewis Construction will break ground in the next few days.
“We’re really excited to be opening our flagship Cinergy location here in the Permian Basin,” states Jeffrey Benson, Cinergy’s co-owner and CEO. “We are moving forward to break ground and cannot wait for to the community to enjoy the largest family entertainment center in Texas, nearly twice the size of our nearest location.”
“The additional facility space will allow us to add captivating entertainment options such as bowling, billiards, and rock climbing,” states Jamie Benson, Cinergy’s co-owner and Vice President. “It will also be our first “green” building with a solar panel array on the roof that will supply 10% of the building’s electrical power.”
Cinergy Permian Basin featuring EPIC will boast 10 state-of-the-art auditoriums, 18 lanes of upscale bowling, a full-service bar, four billiard tables, a fully-loaded game floor with more than 110 interactive, virtual, and video games, redemption store, quality dining experiences, a multi-level Laser Tag arena, Sky Walker with a zip line (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course), Clip-N-Climb rock climbing walls, and Atomic Rush (a quick response, immersive game experience). Auditoriums will showcase wall-to-wall screens, enhanced JBL sound, and plush leather seating. Half of every auditorium will now feature luxurious leather recliners for maximum comfort, making the dine-in theatre experience that much better. The location will feature EPIC (“Experience Perfection in Cinema”).
“Cinergy Permian Basin will up the ante by introducing Cinergy’s first high-end bowling lanes with comfortable leather seating, trendy architectural designs, sophisticated lighting, and cutting edge audio-visual systems,” Jeff Benson said. “We will also have the latest games, a new zip line feature on our high-ropes course, billiards, and a full-service bar.”
“The experience will be one-of-a-kind, which is exactly what our guests anticipate,” states Joey Zapoli, Cinergy’s Director of Operations.
1/28/15 Cinergy Copperas Cove welcomes National Mounted Warfare foundation for an evening of making memories and raising funds.
Cinergy in Copperas Cove welcomes the National Mounted Warfare Foundation for an evening of making memories and raising funds.
Funds will go to support the building of the world-class National Mounted Warrior Museum in Ft. Hood
Copperas Cove, Texas – January 28, 2015 – Cinergy in Copperas Cove is delighted to welcome the National Mounted Warfare Foundation and the supporters of the National Mounted Warrior Museum to its location tonight, Wednesday, January 28 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm for an evening of fundraising.
While Cinergy is pleased to be hosting the fundraiser, the real spotlight is on the National Mounted Warfare organization and its goal of raising 23 million dollars to build the National Mounted Warrior Museum, a world-class museum set to be built in Ft. Hood.
Lt. General Paul E. Funk, President and CEO of the National Mounted Warfare Foundation, asserts: “It is now my duty to protect and preserve [our soldier’s] legacy. That is why I believe so passionately in the need for the National Mounted Warrior Museum, a vision we are trying to convert to reality in Ft. Hood, Texas.”
This is the second in a hopefully long line of successful fundraisers with the National Mounted Warfare Foundation at the Cinergy in Copperas Cove. “It’s not always possible for a soldier’s story to be made into a big-screen movie like the current release of American Sniper honoring the legendary Chris Kyle,” says Angie Marticorena, Cinergy’s Corporate Marketing Manager. “That’s why it is really important that we help make the dream of the Mounted Warrior Museum a reality.”
Members of the community are invited to come out and support the National Mounted Warfare Foundation. The press is welcome to join on-site from 6:00 pm until 6:30 pm.
Details on the Fundraiser:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Up to 20% of net sales will be donated back for any movie tickets, laser tag sessions, concessions, game cards, restaurant items, or drinks purchased at the concession stand so long as guest mentions the fundraiser before purchase.
Cinergy in Copperas Cove is located at 402 Constitution Drive, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.
For more information about having a Fundraiser for your organization at Cinergy: http://cinergycinemas.com/
For more information about the National Mounted Warfare Foundation: Visit http://nmwfoundation.org or call (254) 213-5014.
National Mounted Warfare Foundation
Contact: Todd M. Smith
11/24/14 Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment announces plans to build new center in Odessa, Texas
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment announces plans to build new center in Odessa, Texas
Cinema-Entertainment Center will feature bowling & billiards, multi-level laser tag, ropes course, interactive arcade games, cinemas, premium food offerings with a full-service bar, multiple event rooms, reserved seating, and a Cinergy EPIC auditorium.
Dallas, Texas – November 24, 2014 – Cinergy Cinemas, LP announces plans to build a new location in Odessa, Texas. The site for the new 90,000 square foot complex will be along State Highway 191, half a mile east of Faudree Road in the new Dorado Center shopping center, 14 miles from the company’s Midland location. The Odessa City Council will meet on Tuesday, November 25th to vote on the incentive package needed to ink the deal with Cinergy and build one of the largest family entertainment centers in Texas.
“We’re really hopeful that the city council will grant our request for the incentive package that we have been working on with the City Manager’s office for months. We could not be more excited to be this close to starting construction on our next Cinergy location in Odessa, which will be bigger and better than the one in Midland” states Jeffrey Benson, Cinergy’s co-owner and CEO.
“This will be the second Cinergy location in West Texas,” states Jamie Benson, Cinergy’s co-owner and Vice President. “The new complex will allow us to reach even more West Texas communities while offering exciting new services such as bowling and billiards and a full bar. It will also be our first “green” building as this location will feature a solar panel array on the roof that will supply 10% of the building’s electrical power.”
John Bushman, CEO of Investment Corporation of America, the parent company for Dorado Center said, “Cinergy Cinemas will be a major part of Dorado Center. It will cover over 13 acres of our 237 acre shopping center. We understand it will be nearly twice as large as the center in Midland. That’s exciting.” He added, “We have deposits from several other great companies to surround the entertainment center. We could not be more proud to feature Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment and Dorado Center shopping center as a wonderful addition to Odessa that will be legendary.”
If the package is approved by the City Council, Cinergy Odessa featuring EPIC will boast 10 state-of-the-art auditoriums, 18 lanes of upscale bowling, a full-service bar, four billiard tables, a fully-loaded game floor with more than 110 interactive, virtual, and video games, redemption store, quality dining experiences, a multi-level Laser Tag arena, Sky Walker with a zip line (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course), and Atomic Rush (a quick response, immersive game experience). Auditoriums will showcase large wall-to-wall screens, enhanced JBL sound, and plush leather seating. The location will feature a Cinergy EPIC (“Experience Perfection in Cinema”) auditorium. Additionally, given the popularity of the Cinergy recliner chairs in the Midland location, they have been expanded in Odessa. Half of every auditorium will now feature luxurious leather recliners for maximum comfort, making the dine-in theatre experience that much better.
“The new location will exceed our guest’s expectations by offering their favorite amenities and going beyond with new thrilling expansions. The experience will be one-of-a-kind, which is exactly what our guests anticipate,” states Joey Zapoli, Cinergy’s Director of Operations.
“Cinergy Odessa will up the ante on our entertainment offerings. The complex will have 18 high-end bowling lanes that appeal to all audiences including corporate events. The lanes will spotlight comfortable leather seating, trendy architectural designs, sophisticated lighting, and cutting edge audio-visual systems,” Cinergy CEO Jeff Benson said. “We will also have the latest games, a new zip line feature on our high-ropes course, billiards and a full-service bar.”
Jeff and Jamie Benson, Cinergy’s founders and majority owners, have been innovators in the movie-exhibition industry for fifteen years. The Cinergy concept combines theatre and restaurant management techniques developed by the Bensons and the larger focus of a family entertainment center to make Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment your one-stop shop for all things entertainment.
If the package is approved by the Odessa City Council, Cinergy Odessa featuring EPIC is expected to start construction in early 2015 and likely be open by the holidays 2015.
About Cinergy EPIC: “Experience Perfection in Cinema”
The new Odessa complex will feature Cinergy’s premium large-format auditorium. The EPIC auditorium was developed to provide an amazing large-screen experience using the most advanced technology and techniques available. EPIC is the ultimate in movie immersion and comfort. Featuring a massive 68’ x 38’ silver screen, Dolby Atmos® sound system with over 62 channels, stunning clarity, bright digital images utilizing a 4K projection system, ultra plush leather seating with oversized arm rests, and the newest movies every week, you’ll be lifted from your seat and taken straight into the movie.
10/20/14 Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment to be featured as the Best Cinema Experience of Texas for 2014 on ‘The Official Best of’ Television segment
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment to be featured as the Best Cinema Experience of Texas for 2014 on ‘The Official Best of’ Television segment
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment has been selected as the Best Cinema Experience in Texas 2014 for its unique combination of movies, attractions, food, and fun.
Dallas, Texas – October 20, 2014 – Cinergy Cinemas, LP. is proud to accept the title as the Official Best Cinema Experience in Texas for 2014. Known as an entertainment destination featuring everything from restaurant quality food and top notch auditoriums, to the latest and greatest video games and amusements, Cinergy hopes the title of ‘Official Best Cinema Experience’ Texas 2014 will help bring the magic of movies, food, and fun to many communities. The Official Best Of will air their upcoming TV segment featuring Cinergy through October and November 2014.
The feature will be shown on KTVT CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth, KUBE 57 in Houston, and nationally on The Discovery Channel according to the schedule below. The segment will also be placed on the national travel site www.OfficialBestOf.com/Texas.
- Saturday October 25, 2014 on KTVT CBS 11 DFW at 12:30 pm
- Saturday October 25, 2014 on KUBE 57 in Houston at 10:00 am
- Saturday November 1, 2014 on KUBE 57 in Houston at 10:00 am
- Monday November 3, 2014 on Discovery Channel at 5:00 am E/P, 4:00 am CST
“Right when you first walk in, you’ll realize how different the Cinergy experience is from anything you’ve experienced before,” states Daniel Fonseca, General Manager for Cinergy’s location in Midland, TX.
There’s no doubt Cinergy was chosen for this honor due to their unique combination of the magic of movies, captivating games, exhilarating attractions, and exceptional food and beverages into a memory you’ll want to come back to relive again and again.
You can spend hours on the game floor, playing old classic games or finding new favorites with the latest and greatest arcade offerings available. Rack up points on your Cinergy fun card and redeem them for awesome prizes in our Winners Rewards redemption store.
Feel the need for an adrenaline rush? Challenge your friends to a laser tag match in our multi-level laser tag arena or see who’s up for a session on the Sky Walker! Not for the faint of heart, our high ropes course soars above the game floor with gravity-defying physical challenges that are sure to get your pulse racing.
Even if games and amusements aren’t your thing, Cinergy’s inventive approach to movie-going will make your night at the big screen one to remember. Purchase reserved tickets ahead of time online at cinergycinemas.com, or visit a user-friendly kiosk to pick out your favorite spot in the house. Don’t forget to stop by the counter on your way to the auditorium to place an order for some of our chef-prepared favorites! In addition to the movie theatre favorites, we have a full menu of burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and more that are made to order and delivered to your theatre hot and fresh. Guests 21 and older can also order cold beers, icy margaritas, creamy Pina Coladas and more to enjoy while playing games or catching the latest blockbuster in one of our auditoriums.
Speaking of auditoriums… no one goes all out like Cinergy! All of our theatres showcase at least 1 row of luxury recliners and state of the art digital projectors… but if you really want to get an idea of what sets Cinergy apart from other movie theatres, experience perfection in cinema with EPIC, our large format screen! Featuring 64-channel Dolby Atmos sound, EPIC puts you into the action like never before.
“We’re thrilled to be named the official best Cinema Experience in Texas, and from all of us at Cinergy, we can’t wait to meet you!”
About The Official Best Of
The Official Best Of originated in January, 2007 as a travel TV show and website only covering a few states. Today Official Best Of covers 28 states with the remaining states plus other countries being covered in 2014.
The Official Best Of studios are located in Hollywood, CA and has researchers that spend at least 2 months per show compiling a collection of the very best attractions and destinations in each given state. Once the research is complete and destinations are chosen in a state, a show is produced and aired. Produced according to each individual state, each state’s show is promoted and aired within that state as well as promoted on a national level. Each TV segment is also featured on the www.OfficialBestOf.com website. One distinction that sets Official Best Of apart from many other travel sites is that it doesn’t accept advertising on either its television programs or its website. The selection of attractions is by merit, and lesser-known but worthy attractions are given the same attention as famous ones.
As with each TV show production, the website www.OfficialBestOf.com offers a great resource for those planning a vacation, day trip or outing for residents within Texas as well as folks all across the country. Official Best Of is currently working on covering all 50 states plus exploring other countries. Visit www.OfficialBestOf.com to see the states already covered.
Contact: Tonya Hanggi, Associate Producer
Company Name: The Official Best Of
Telephone Number: 1-800-889-9656 x 115
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site address: www.OfficialBestOf.com
About Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment
Dallas, Texas-based Cinergy Cinemas, LP is a visionary industry innovator and regional operator of two theatre-anchored family entertainment centers with 19 screens in Texas. All Cinergy theatres are dine-in cinemas featuring beer, wine, and a tempting array of quality food and beverages. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, all Cinergy locations feature a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including laser tag, Sky Walker, and Atomic Rush. Cinergy is privately held by the founders of Movie Tavern, the largest nationwide chain of dine-in cinemas. For more information, visit Cinergy on the web at cinergycinemas.com
10/02/13 Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment announces opening of Cinergy in Midland, Texas
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment announces opening of Cinergy in Midland, Texas
New Multiplex features cinemas, amusements, premium food offerings, reserved seating, and EPIC auditorium.
Dallas, Texas – October 2, 2013 – Cinergy Cinemas, LP announces the opening of a new all-digital movie theatre and amusement complex in Midland, TX on October 11th. The new Cinergy Midland and EPIC complex, located at 1917 Liberty Drive, will boast 11 auditoriums, a game floor with over 60 games, redemption store, chef-prepared American favorites, beer and wine, movie must-haves, a multi-level Laser Tag arena, Sky Walker (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course), and Atomic Rush (a quick response, immersive game experience). Auditoriums will showcase large wall-to-wall screens, enhanced JBL sound, and plush leather seating. The theatre will feature a Cinergy EPIC (“Experience Perfection in Cinema”) auditorium, and five of the auditoriums will be 3D-capable.
“Cinergy Midland will be the first of its kind in West Texas. Guests can come out to catch the newest movie or to just win big on the game floor,” states Jamie Benson, Cinergy’s owner and Vice President. “This will be the perfect location for West Texas to Eat, Play & be Movied!”
Jeff and Jamie Benson, Cinergy’s founders and majority owners, have been innovators in the movie-exhibition industry for fifteen years. The Cinergy concept combines theatre and restaurant management techniques developed by the Bensons and the larger focus of a family entertainment center to make Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment your one-stop shop for all things entertainment. Their newest location in Midland will include:
- Wall-to-wall screens with Christie digital projection and enhanced JBL sound system
- Plush leather seating and exclusive plush recliners for the front row
- Stadium-style seating arrangement designed with super-sized 22 ½” risers and ‘Texas-sized’ leg room of 50” between rows
- Full kitchen with chef-prepared favorites, cooked to order and delivered to the theatre
- Beer, wine, and frozen drinks
- Over 60 arcade and video games
- 58 vest, multi-level Lasertron laser tag arena
- Sky Walker (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course)
- Atomic Rush (a quick response, immersive game experience)
- Corporate Events, Group Events, and Birthday Parties
- Cinergy EPIC auditorium
Information about Cinergy EPIC: “Experience Perfection in Cinema”
The new Midland complex will introduce Cinergy’s new premium large-format auditorium. The EPIC auditorium was developed to provide an amazing large-screen experience using the most advanced technology and techniques available. EPIC is the ultimate in movie immersion and comfort. Featuring a massive 68’ x 38’ silver screen, Dolby Atmos® sound system with over 62 channels, stunning clarity, bright digital images utilizing a Christie® 4K projection system, ultra plush leather seating with oversized arm rests, and the newest movies every week, you’ll be lifted from your seat and taken straight into the movie.
Cinergy is committed to having the best entertainment experience. In order to make the movie outing stress free, Cinergy Midland will feature Reserved Seating in all auditoriums. Reserved Seating allows guests the ability to enjoy the game floor, grab a game of laser tag, or just hang out with their friends and family before the movie starts. Seat selections can be made, at any time, at the concession stand, a kiosk, or online at cinergycinemas.com.
A private Ribbon Cutting ceremony and celebration will take place on Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 pm in the lobby of the new Midland location. The Midland Chamber of Commerce and Midland Mayor’s office will be represented at the ribbon cutting where majority owners Jeff and Jamie Benson will pull out and cut a red velvet ribbon from a movie reel. “Cutting the ribbon from the iconic movie reel will be the perfect way to signify the opening of the Midland location,” says Joey Zapoli, Cinergy’s Director of Operations.
Grand opening activities are planned for October 11th. The entire West Texas community is invited to come spin the prize wheel and take a chance at winning one of several offers. Radio remotes by Kiss 103.3 FM and Mix 106.7 FM will take place on opening weekend. Advanced tickets and other information can be found on cinergycinemas.com.
About Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment
Dallas, Texas-based Cinergy Cinemas, LP is a visionary industry innovator and regional operator of three theatre-anchored family entertainment centers with 27 screens in Texas. All Cinergy theatres are dine-in cinemas featuring beer, wine, and a tempting array of quality food and beverages. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, all Cinergy locations feature a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including laser tag, Sky Walker, Atomic Rush, go-karts, and mini-golf. Cinergy is privately held by the founders of Movie Tavern, the largest nationwide chain of dine-in cinemas. For more information, visit Cinergy on the web at www.cinergycinemas.com.
8/9/13 Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment launches Reserved Seating in Copperas Cove, Texas
For immediate release, August 9, 2013
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment Launches Reserved Seating in Copperas Cove
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment’s new reserved seating system makes getting your favorite seats a breeze.
Dallas, Texas – Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment launched its new reserved seating system in its Copperas Cove cinema entertainment complex, located off of U.S. 190 (402 Constitution Drive • Copperas Cove, Texas 76522). The new reserved seating system is designed to eliminate long lines waiting for the auditorium to open, so guests are free to enjoy the time with their families and friends.
“We’ve saved your favorite spot just for you,” reads the sign informing guests of the new reserved seating system. Guests select their seats before the auditorium opens, so they have time to enjoy the game floor, grab a game of laser tag or just hang out with their friends and family before the movie starts.
Seat selections can be made, at any time, at the stand, the kiosk, or online at cinergycinemas.com. After the reserved seating selection is made, guests can relax knowing their spot is waiting for them inside the auditorium. Closer to the movie start time, guests can settle in and enjoy the show.
Cinergy will continue to expand the reserved seating concept into future locations with the goal of making the movie going experience easier and more convenient for guests.
7/26/13 Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment announces opening of Final Cut Bar & Lounge in Corsicana, Texas
For immediate release, July 26, 2013
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment announces opening of Final Cut Bar & Lounge in Corsicana, Texas
Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment’s Final Cut offers guests a full service bar & lounge complete with billiard tables, arcade games and multiple HDTVs to enjoy sporting events before or after their movie.
Dallas, Texas – Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment is pleased to announce the opening of Cinergy Final Cut Bar & Lounge, exclusively at Cinergy Corsicana (3501 Corsicana Crossing • Corsicana, TX 75109). The Cinergy Final Cut Bar and Lounge made its first public debut on June 14th inside the lobby of the cinema entertainment complex, located off of I-45 and U.S. 287. This new attraction, located in the middle of a growing section in Corsicana, will help cement the area as an entertainment destination for both the city of Corsicana and surrounding areas.
Expanding on Cinergy’s existing drink menu, Final Cut Bar & Lounge offers a much larger selection of premium liquors for mixed drinks and cocktails, in addition to guest’s favorite beers and wines offered previously.
Guests visiting the Final Cut are invited to stay in the lounge and take advantage of 4 HDTVs tuned to the biggest sporting events of the day, watch the game on the projector wall for a big screen effect, or play a game of billiards. Cinergy’s full menu is also offered at the Final Cut bar, making ordering drinks and food even easier.
“Gone are the days when going to the movies meant having to check the score for the big baseball game on your phone in the car. Head over to Final Cut and catch all of the action!” says Angie Marticorena, Cinergy’s Marketing Manager.
“We have added billiard tables, beer pong arcade games, racing games, boxing games, and a full service bar, so there’s never a dull moment at Final Cut, “ says Jeffery Benson, Cinergy’s owner and CEO.
2/22/13 Cinergy Plans GoKart Challenge
For immediate release, February 22, 2013
Cinergy Plans GoKart Challenge: Pledge to be a Text-Free Driver
(Corsicana, Texas) – CINERGY, in coordination with the Corsicana Mayor, Highway Patrol, Corsicana High School, Mildred High School, Cellular World, and Nestle announced plans for a Text-Free Driver challenge event. The event will take place at the Cinergy GoKart track at 3501 Corsicana Crossing Blvd. in Corsicana on Saturday, March 2nd.
Texting while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the numbers don’t lie.
“Our GoKart course is the perfect way to demonstrate the difficulties of texting and driving“, said Joey Zapoli, Cinergy Director of Operations. “We hope this challenge will have the entire area pledging to be a Cinergy Text-Free Driver.”
“For this event, ten drivers from the local Corsicana and Mildred High Schools will be challenged to navigate the GoKart course while simultaneously responding to text messages sent to a provided phone,” said Samantha Schulz, Cinergy Corporate Sales Manager. “The Highway Patrol will be on-hand to radar speed and communicate the potential injuries, damage or cost associated with driving and texting.”
Corsicana High School will be represented by ten high school student drivers at 1pm on Saturday, while Mildred High School will be represented by ten high school student drivers at 3pm. Members of the community are requested to come out in support.
Spectators, community members, and drivers will be asked to pledge to be text-free drivers. At the event, pledges will sign an official event t-shirt signifying their commitment to remain a Cinergy Text-Free Driver.
For more information about this event, please contact Angie Marticorena with Cinergy or find our event details under Specials.
10/30/12 Cinergy Breaks Ground in Midland, Texas
For immediate release, October 30, 2012
Cinergy, Cinemas & Entertainment Breaks Ground in Midland Texas
(Dallas, TX)—Thursday, November 1 at 4:30pm Cinergy Cinemas breaks ground in Midland on their newest state-of-the-art, eleven screen digital theater and entertainment complex.
Scheduled to open in summer of 2013, Cinergy Cinemas in Midland will be a hybrid cinema eatery combining the all amenities of a state-of-the-art digital theatre, the food and drink offerings of a dine-in cinema, and the thrilling components of a family entertainment complex. The 50,300 square foot, $14 million cinema complex/entertainment center will be in the Gateway Plaza retail development at Business I-20 and Loop 250. Cinergy in Midland will boast the largest screen between Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix, as well as an arcade, laser maze, Lasertron, laser tag & ropes course.
To appropriately begin construction of this theater-anchored family entertainment center, VIPs at the ground breaking will dig their shovels into a large pit of movie popcorn instead of dirt. The ceremony will take place at 1917 Liberty Road in Midland.
Cinergy Cinemas is a unique concept that combines restaurant-quality food and beverage offerings with family entertainment center amenities, along with theater amenities that are second-to-none. This state-of-the-art facility will boast the largest screen between Dallas/Fort Worth and El Paso. Cinergy’s stadium-style seating is designed with ‘Texas-sized’ leg room of 50 inches between all rows. Ultra comfortable leather chairs adorn every theater complete with oversized recliners and foot rests on the front row of each theater. With a huge arcade and gaming area complete with over 50 games and a laser maze, this cinema will be unlike anything West Texas has ever seen! It will have five private party rooms, a giant two-story, 5,000 square foot, 58 person Lasertron laser tag arena, a blacklight, elevated ropes course above the lobby and arcade for maximum fun.
“The Midland/Odessa market is one of the largest in the state that does not have a dine-in theatre or large format screen,” Cinergy Cinemas CEO Jeff Benson said. “We have taken the movie-going experience to a whole new level. With a 2,000+ square foot ropes course suspended over the arcade, there will literally be people hanging from the ceiling. This will be the most exciting place in the Permian Basin region to go to the movies, have a birthday party, or even a corporate team-building event.”
Janice Havens, President of The Havens Group, Inc., the real estate broker for the Gateway Plaza development, says, “We are proud to continue to bring new business growth into the Midland/Odessa market, especially to Gateway Plaza. We have plans to continue to create a retail center, which will serve the entire Permian Basin. Cinergy Cinemas is an important key component for the forthcoming development at this gateway to the City of Midland.”
According to Jamie Benson, Vice President, “From a movie experience perspective, what will really set this theatre apart will be the special Hyper Digital Experience screen, dubbed HDX.” The HDX entertainment environment will feature the largest screen between Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix at 67 feet wide. It will feature a wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screen, similar to an IMAX, ultra high-end leather seating, a custom sound system featuring crisp, clear digital sound, and digital images delivered by a Christie 4K DLP digital projector. It will be the place to watch the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.
Cinergy Cinemas features a full menu of chef prepared American favorites such as half-pound Angus burgers, hand-tossed pizzas, tasty appetizers, and grilled sandwiches. Food items are cooked to order and brought to the auditorium where the customer is paged to come to the food pick-up area in the theatre. Thus, patrons never have to leave their auditorium to get their food. This method of delivery is far less distracting than normal dine-in theatres that have waiters and waitresses. To make the evening more memorable for our adult patrons, beer and wine will also be available.
Dennis Butler, Partner in Cinergy Cinemas says, “It is no secret that the Midland/Odessa market is booming as it has the lowest unemployment rate in the state. I’ve got family in Midland and they tell us first-hand that this project is badly needed and will be very well received.”
The project will create between 75 and 100 temporary construction jobs with approximately 85 full- and part-time employees staffing the cinema upon opening.
DVA Architecture from Atlanta is designing the complex as they specialize in cinema and dine-in theatre design.
Director of Marketing, Sales & Special Events
Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc.
Policy & FAQ
Cinergy does not allow the use of cell phones during cinema presentations. These are a distraction to other guests and interrupt the movie.
Rated R Policy
No one under the age of 17 will be admitted to a Rated-R feature unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Valid ID required as proof of age.
Children ages 6 and under are not permitted to attend R-rated features, even if accompanied by an adult.
Curfew for minors on Friday and Saturday evenings.
At some Cinergy locations, common areas on Friday and Saturday nights designated for guests who are ages 17 and older. Guests who are under the age of 17 will not be admitted onto the premises without a parent. In Midland, curfew begins at 7:00 pm. In Copperas Cove, curfew begins at 9:00 pm.
Cinergy is committed to making sure you have a blast at our locations. If your experience is unpleasant, please inform a team member immediately. For movie ticket refunds, please return to the cashier within 30 minutes of the presentation start time for a refund.
Cinema Tickets are Valid Same Day Only
If you are unable to make a show time, please call your location immediately. Tickets that have passed the day of presentation are no longer valid at Cinergy.
Tickets may be exchanged or refunded at the Theatre any time on or before the original time and date of the purchased movie. There are no refunds after the printed show time.
Ticket purchases are only valid for the location, date and start time of the film that is printed on the confirmation page or printed tickets.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact Cinergy?
You can call the Cinergy home office at 214-750-6607 or by emailing email@example.com. The home office is open M-F from 9 am to 5 pm.
How do I purchase tickets online?
Find your showtime by searching for your location and selecting the movie and time you wish to see. After you click on the specific showtime, you can select the ticket types for the time. Select the amount of tickets you need, continue by pressing buy tickets or select seats.
Why am I being asked to select my seat?
Some Cinergy locations feature Reserved Seating, designed to make the experience easier and more relaxed. Reserved seating allows seat choices to be made ahead of time so there is no waiting in line just to get a seat.
How do I redeem tickets purchased online?
You can redeem your tickets by taking your confirmation number or credit card to the kiosk, cashier, or usher podium and your location.
What is Cinergy's age range for a child?
A child is considered age 3-11 years old.
What is Cinergy's age break for a senior citizen?
A senior citizen is considered to be 55 years old and up.
Can I purchase attractions online?
We are currently working on adding this ability to the site. Please check back frequently!
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More than two-thirds of the U.S. population (68%) went to a movie at the cinema at least once last year! A typical moviegoer bought 6 tickets over the course of last year alone. Even more people come to Cinergy just to enjoy our fantastic game floor or thrilling attractions.
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In Theatre Advertising
Do you want to be on the cutting edge of alternative media? Imagine the impact your advertising will have within a fun environment. All Cinergy locations are heavily trafficked by a wide demographic range. We’ve got a solution just right for you.
- Menu board displays
- Posters / banners / floor stands
- Game Floor
Nothing is off limits when it comes to the power of your alternative media with Cinergy. Contact us today, and we’ll work with you to figure out the right impact for your message.
Marketing / Partnerships and Promotions
Cinergy is always looking for strong partners to collaborate and make one of a kind thrilling promotions! Programs can be integrated with social media, web, bounceback offers, and more.
CONTACT US by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine your message being displayed in the must publicly trafficked areas in the building. Trailervision is an interactive display located inside the Cinema hallway. This visual solution reaps results in impact and recall.
Coming soon to Midland, Texas.
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We want all of our guests to be able to experience everything Cinergy has to offer, but we know movies can present an extra challenge for some. We’re proud to offer several options specifically for our hard of hearing and hearing-impaired fans to help them enjoy their movie-going experiences like never before. No more missing out on key dialogs or having to ask a friend for help… Cinergy is committed to giving you the best cinema experience as unobtrusively as possible.
Assistive Listening Headset
This device amplifies the film’s audio. It is adaptable in any auditorium and has an adjustable volume setting. Once connected inside your auditorium, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show.
Available locations: Cinergy Copperas Cove, Cinergy Midland featuring EPIC
Closed Captioning Device
This device provides a written display of the film’s dialogue. You will securte the device into the cup holder and then adjust the device to your viewing angle with its adjustable arm.
Available locations: Cinergy Midland featuring EPIC
Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. Home Office
5720 LBJ Freeway, Suite 625 | Dallas, Texas 75240
What sets us apart from the rest?
» Reserved seating and zero fees for online ticketing
» In-theatre dining and alcoholic beverages
» Amusements and fully-loaded game floor
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Watch the official best of Texas video featuring Cinergy as the Official Best Cinema Experience.
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Updated on 2016-07-20T14:09:04-05:00, by adbay.