The Village at Leesburg’s Cobb Theaters has received the green light from the Town Council to proceed with its expansion.
The 13,000-square-foot expansion includes the addition of two more movie theaters, with an overall reduction of 100 seats in the complex. According to Scott Parker, senior planning projects manager, Cobb is planning to first renovate existing theaters and add larger seats. When complete, the total theater seating capacity will be 1,800.
The additional square footage of the theater will be cantilevered over existing surface parking. No additional parking will need to be added, because of the subtraction of seats.
Tuesday night, council members approved both a concept plan and proffer amendment and a special exception for Cobb to proceed with its expansion. The vote to approve both applications passed 6-0-1, with Councilman Tom Dunn absent.