The luxury movie theater that opened earlier this year at the Mall at Wellington Green has a new owner.
Paragon Wellington 10 is one of four Paragon theaters purchased in Florida, Illinois and Minnesota by CMX, an arm of the Cinemex theater chain, the company announced in a news release.
CMX took over management of the four theaters in August, but no major changes have been made, the company said. Details on the company’s plans for the Wellington theater will be released later.
Those who call the theater — 561-209-1482 — also will notice a difference: Employees now answer the phone with “CMX Cinemas” instead of Paragon.
CMX plans to have 10 more theaters in cities including Chicago, Minneapolis and New York, said company director Luis Castelazo.
“This new acquisition is part of a very ambitious expansion plan, which consists of both organic and inorganic growth,” said CMX director Luis Castelazo. “… While these four movie venues will keep operating on a regular basis over the coming months, they will eventually be going through a transformation and brand transition into CMX to give a new meaning to the cinema-going experience.”
Until this move, CMX had one theater, in Brickell City Center in Miami. The “one-stop-shop entertainment center” has two bars, full-service dining and a lounge. The Miami CMX theater also uses laser projection technology. CMX touts its app, which allows users to purchase tickets, view the theater’s menu and order food to their seats.
When it opened in February, Paragon joined the Movies at Wellington as one of two movie theaters in the village. The Paragon features leather reclining seats with trays for popcorn and soda.