The City of Edinburg and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation welcome today’s announcement by Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. to build a 90,000-square-foot entertainment complex in north Edinburg. As outlined in a press release by Cinergy, the new entertainment center will feature movies, bowling, multi-level laser tag, elevated ropes course, fully loaded game floor, escape rooms, food, a full-service bar, multiple event rooms, reserved ticketing, luxury recliner seating, and a Cinergy EPIC auditorium.
The one stop shop for entertainment is the first in South Texas for the Dallas-based company. It has three other locations in Midland, Odessa, and Amarillo, with a fourth under construction in Tyler that will open later this year. The site in Edinburg will be located at La Sienna’s Resaca Market just off of I-69 Central between Monte Cristo and Davis Roads.
It will include 10 state-of-the-art auditoriums, 18 bowling lanes, a multi-level laser tag arena, a zip line, ropes course, game floor with more than 110 interactive games, and several escape rooms which involve solving puzzles to escape within a set time limit. It will also feature prime dining options to enjoy while participating in any of the entertainment options. The movie auditoriums will all include wall to wall screens, enhanced sound system, and reclining seats. The EPIC auditorium will feature a premium large screen with the most advanced technology available.
Mayor Richard H. Garcia welcomes today’s announcement. “We are so excited to finally be able to share this good news with our community. We’ve been working very hard to make this possible for our residents. They deserve the very best and this center is the very best when it comes to entertainment. Whether it’s a movie, bowling, eating out, games or even getting a little workout via the ropes course and or the zip line, it virtually has something for most everyone and we welcome it with open arms.”
Mayor Garcia says this is all part of the City’s plan to convert Edinburg into a destination City. The new complex joins the new Bert Ogden Arena currently under construction on I-69 Central and Alberta Road and HEB Park on Raul Longoria Road set to be complete later this year. All are expected to be magnets for the throngs of people in the Valley who have long been asking for quality entertainment options without having to travel outside of the region.
Edinburg EDC Executive Director, Gus Garcia Jr. adds that this project too will benefit the entire Rio Grande Valley, and just as important, it will create 375 new jobs. The project is a $29 million investment and will serve as the anchor tenant at the Resaca Market at La Sienna.
La Sienna is a 726-acre planned community that also includes outdoor entertainment, retail, and residential development with future hotels and sports venues.
Cinergy Co-Founder Jaime Benson says, “the company chose Edinburg because of its fast growth and the Resaca Market location will be ideal for a successful cinema entertainment center.”
Cinergy Entertainment Goup, Inc. plans to open the Edinburg complex in early summer of 2018.