SOUTHERN PINES, NC., Sept, 30, 2019 … A long-awaited renovation project is nearing completion at Moore County’s only multiplex.

Work to modernize Paragon Sandhills, formerly known as Sandhills Cinemas, began in earnest last December after the aging multiplex was acquired by Paragon Theaters, who engaged Hendrick Construction for the $4 million renovation. Both companies are experienced in updating theaters. Florida-based Paragon specializes in retrofitting existing theaters. Charlotte-based Hendrick Construction has completed two similar theater overhauls, including Carolina Cinemas Charlotte (now Cinemark Movie Bistro) and Carolina Cinemas Raleigh (now Cinemark Raleigh Grande). 

The fabric folding chairs that once lined the aisles of the 18-year-old theater’s auditoriums have been replaced with luxury leather electronic reclining seats. Tickets, including seat selection, are available through touchscreen kiosks in the building’s lobby. The new concession area includes a bar serving beer and wine, and the building’s façade has been updated.

Mike Wilson, co-owner of Paragon Theaters, said the changes have gotten a positive response from customers. “The feedback has been great,” he said. “The attendance in that location keeps getting better and better.”

“This was the first time the theater was renovated since it opened in 2000,” said Roger Hendrick, president of Hendrick Construction. “As the only theater in Moore County, the renovations have really transformed the movie-going experience in the Sandhills.”

The 10-auditorium theater is located near the Southern Pines Village shopping complex at 104 Brucewood Road.

Hendrick Construction, Inc. is a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor that provides commercial construction services throughout the Southeast. The company’s portfolio includes facilities for corporate headquarters, manufacturing, industrial, health care and bio-tech companies, as well as schools, government buildings, churches, entertainment venues, restaurants and hotels. Visit www.hendrickconstruction.com for more information.