A dine-in cinema with 12 screens will share a new downtown entertainment complex with bowling lanes, gaming activities and a restaurant in the massive Nashville Yards project underway downtown.
Austin-based EVO Entertainment Group announced Tuesday that it will open the “experiential entertainment venue” in late 2024. A 4,500-capacity live music venue will also be part of the new destination.
The group didn’t list an address, but said the complex will take up an entire floor of an office building in the center of Nashville Yards. Shopping and dining offerings will surround the development.
The project is in partnership with AEG and San Diego-based Southwest Value Partners, which is developing the 18-acre Yards next to downtown and north of the Gulch. New streets and a public park are also part of the sprawling collection of new office and apartment towers, hotels and shops.
“Nashville is a world-class entertainment and hospitality destination, and we can’t wait to be a part of this community,” said EVO Entertainment Group CEO Mitch Roberts. “I’ve kept an eye on the progress at Nashville Yards since it was first announced and the dynamic, multi-faceted venue that Southwest Value Partners and AEG are creating is a perfect fit for EVO.”
The project will include private screening rooms and other event spaces.
“There is no cinema experience like EVO’s in this part of the country, and we’re thrilled to bring their elevated entertainment offerings to Nashville Yards. EVO perfectly aligns with our healthy living, healthy working and hospitality focus,” said SVP Managing Partner Cary Mack. “With something for everyone, from a state-of-the-art, dine-in cinema to private event spaces, EVO Entertainment Nashville Yards will be a destination and is a terrific addition to the brands and tenants selecting Nashville Yards as home.”
EVO Entertainment launched in 2014, “to transform the movie-going experience,” and today has 19 locations in five states, company officials said.
This will be EVO’s first foray into Tennessee.