Maya Cinemas opens Friday in Northeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- It's a big day near the Fresno State campus. On Friday, the movie theater Maya Cinemas opens to the public. The movie theater is the anchor of the Campus Pointe project.

The sounds are incredible inside the new theater. Speakers line the ceilings with the latest Atmos sound technology. The cinema has two Dolby Atmos theaters -- the only of its kind in the Central Valley.

There are 16 theaters in the cinema with stadium seating; some even allow for private sitting areas. One of the other features is the MPX theater, which seats 400 people and comes with a 2,000-square-foot screen.

"Tomorrowland" and "Poltergeist" will be the first movies to play at the new theater. The cinema will offer free popcorn all weekend. On Memorial Day, admission will be free for veterans and service members.

Outside of the cinema, progress is coming along at Campus Pointe. The project near Fresno State features several restaurants and shops. Construction on Mad Duck and Wahoo's restaurants should be completed in the coming weeks.
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