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Theater and Entertainment Complex Comes to Tiffins Park Place

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Des Moines-Based Fridley Theaters Announces Latest Project

A family entertainment center by Palms Theatres, IMAX and Fridley Theaters will be part of Tiffin’s Park Place development just off Interstate 380. (Rendering courtesy of Fridley Theaters)

A family entertainment center by Palms Theatres, IMAX and Fridley Theaters will be part of Tiffin’s Park Place development just off Interstate 380. (Rendering courtesy of Fridley Theaters)

This rendering shows Park Place and the surrounding area that the Dozen Group plans to develop near where the communities of Tiffin, Coralville and North Liberty converge. (Dozen Group)

TIFFIN — A “massive new family entertainment center” is coming to Tiffin.

Des Moines-based Fridley Theaters has announced its latest project, the Palms Theatre, IMAX and Family Entertainment Center, which will be part of the Park Place development just off Interstate 380.

City administrator Doug Boldt told The Gazette that the city is excited about the project.

“Any time we add a quality of life amenity like this to our community, it’s great,” says Boldt.

In addition to theaters and large IMAX screens, the Tiffin Complex has arcade games, bowling, restaurants and bars. According to a video Fridley Theaters posted on his Facebook, the IMAX screen will be 70 feet tall and 90 feet wide.

In a Facebook post, the movie theater company said, “With a long list of amenities, Tiffin is sure to become an entertainment hub throughout the I-380 corridor.

Fridley Theaters will announce details of the project.

“I think Tiffin is going in the right direction and it’s great to be recognized by an organization like this,” Bolt said.

Fridley Theaters opened an IMAX facility in Waukee in 2019 with 15 auditoriums and a 90-foot-wide IMAX screen, The Des Moines Register reported. Also known as The Palms Theater or his IMAX, this movie theater has heated seats that recline.

The Walkie location also has an arcade in addition to a bar and restaurant. There are 17 Fridley Theaters in Iowa and one in Nebraska.

Park Place is an area where the City of Tiffin sees significant growth.

Park Place is a 265-acre mixed-use development underway by the Dozen Group that includes entertainment, restaurants, shopping, apartment units and single-family lots.

Park Place expressed excitement over the new addition on Facebook, saying the viewing experience and facilities at the Fridley Theater were “unlike others.”

“With the latest and greatest movies, bowling, arcades, dining and more, Fridley will be a hit for the Tiffin community and surrounding corridors,” the Facebook post said.

Other announced Park Place tenants include Toptracer golf facility, Casa Tequila, 380 Nails, Farmers State Bank, iGYM and Speedy Mike’s carwash, according to Park Place’s website.

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