SOUTHERN PINES, NC., Dec. 13, 2018 … Charlotte-based Hendrick Construction, Inc. is in the midst of a total renovation of Sandhills Cinemas 10 in Southern Pines.

“It is a total modernization of the 18-year-old multiplex,” said Roger Hendrick, president of Hendrick Construction. “From new food and beverage options to plush recliners and sofas with ottomans, this transformation will revolutionize the movie-going experience in the Sandhills.”

Work is underway on five of the existing theaters, while the other five remain open for movie-goers. When the first five are completely remodeled and re-opened later this month, the construction crew will move to the other five and the lobby. The entire renovation is expected to be complete in March.

Paragon Theaters, a Florida-based multiplex chain, recently took over management of Sandhills Cinemas. The company has renovated and built theaters in Florida, Virginia, Illinois and Minnesota. This is its first project in North Carolina and the first time the theater has been renovated since it opened in 2000.

“We’re really excited about it,” said Michael Whalen, Jr., a partner in Paragon Entertainment Holdings, LLC. “It’s been a long-time coming, but I promise you’re going to have a great movie-going experience.”

In addition to the premium luxury leather recliners with extended legroom, the theater will offer reserved seating and feature digital projection. The expansive food and beverage menu will include beer and wine options.

Hendrick Construction has completed two similar theater overhauls, including Carolina Cinemas Charlotte (now Cinemark Movie Bistro) and Carolina Cinemas Raleigh (now Cinemark Raleigh Grande). Both opened to rave reviews, such as “Awesome job with the remodeling,” Kate Giddens posted on Facebook. “New reclining chairs are crazy comfortable. Best movie going experience in a very long time.”

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.