LOOK is Getting Your Attention

The cinema game is being taken to a whole new level.
The cinema game is being taken to a whole new level

By Lindsay Quinn

There’s a new theater on the block and it’s upping the game for the DFW cinema dining experience. LOOK Cinemas, a newly formed Dallas-based theater company opens its doors to North Texas residents March 29. The upscale entertainment complex is located at Prestonwood Creek, a few lights down from the Dallas North Tollway.

LOOK founders Tom Stephenson, a notable theater industry veteran, and Brian Mason, a Dallas-based entrepreneur, have partnered with well-known restaurant entrepreneur Joseph Palladino for the inaugural project.

“Our goal is to offer the single best combination of the movie and dining experiences,” Stephenson said. “As a consumer, Dallas has always asked me to choose between a great theater experience or, a great dining experience. Like most Dallas consumers, I never liked being forced to choose.”

Moviegoers may now enjoy a state-of-the-art, 11-screen, 1,900-seat stadium theater complex co-located with a Nick & Sam’s Grill restaurant and a Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar. Folks have the option to dine in the Nick & Sam’s Grill restaurant or in one of the three dine-in screens. The menu features several unique bistro favorites in addition to gourmet comfort food. LOOK also boasts the most revolutionary movie-viewing experience, Evolution, featuring enormous silver screens and Dolby Atmos, the finest cinema sound available.

In addition to the Nick & Sam’s Grill fare, diners may enjoy another Palladino concept in the complex: Coal Vines. This specialty pizza and wine bar has been a successful and popular dining spot in the Uptown and Legacy areas and will open at LOOK Cinemas later this spring.

“I’m incredibly excited to take one of my signature concepts to a wonderful new location in Dallas and create a one-stop entertainment and dining destination with unique appeal to both adults and families.” Palladino said.

The Lofts, another component of the LOOK concept, feature three sophisticated theaters with spacious stadium riser seats paired with tables on either side. This experience is enhanced by a lobby bar serving beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails, plus lighter fare including sushi rolls, handmade nachos, Joe’s Famous Coneys and other freshly prepared small plates. The Lofts are designated for moviegoers ages 21 and over, unless accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m.