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Expansion, leather recliners coming to Cobb theater at Village at Leesburg

A rendering of the expansion at Cobb Village 12 theater in Village at Leesburg.
Cobb Village 12 at Village at Leesburg will embark on a 13,000-square-foot addition and renovation that will turn the cinema into a cushy dinner-and-a-movie experience after Leesburg Town Council voted to approve the expansion plans Tuesday night.

The vote was unanimous except for Councilman Thomas Dunn, who was not present at the time.

“All our existing theaters are being renovated,” said Emily Struck, the director of development for The Rappaport Companies, the leasing company that oversees Village at Leesburg and Cobb.

Cobb will become a “CineBistro” like its cousin in Baltimore, Struck said. Baltimore’s Cobb CineBistro at the Rotunda features large leather recliners along with full-service, in-theater dining and a large food and alcoholic beverage list.

Struck said recliners will be going into every viewing room at Cobb Village 12.

Because the comfier seats will reduce the total number of seats in each theater, Cobb decided to build two more viewing rooms. The addition will be cantilevered over the current back parking lot. The number of parking spaces will remain the same because cars will still be able to park under the addition.

Still, after completion, the theater will have 100 fewer seats than it has now—from 1,900 to 1,800.

After Cobb submits its site plan and building permit, it hopes to begin construction in January 2018. The theater will remain open, closing a few viewing rooms at a time as it renovates and putting up temporary walls to reduce noise.

“It won’t be impacting the viewing in the theater,” Struck said. “We’re just really excited to solidify Village at Leesburg as a place to enjoy.”

Cobb's upgrades come following the opening of several luxury movie theaters in the region over the last few years, including Alamo Drafthouse at One Loudoun and Starplex at Loudoun Station.

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GoodOleLoudoun: Just because you’re not interested in this story, does not mean it should not be published. Maybe you should contact the editor and let them know about the issues you mentioned so they can write a story on it? Better yet, submit your own story!


This is the best news they can come up with?  What next?  Lucketts cow fills 4 buckets in one sitting!

No story about Leesburg residents having home parking problems to include trash, used birth control, and underwear thrown in their yard from people who live outside the neighborhood.  This has been going on for over a year and effected 100’s of homeowners.  Yet not a word from the this paper.  Oh boy but new seats at the Cobb!  Hold the presses!

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