WAUKEE, Iowa — A new theater with a big screen is opening in Waukee.
The Palms Theatres and IMAX is located just off Hickman Road. It includes an IMAX theater with an 80-foot screen that will play the latest Hollywood films.
The facility also includes more traditional screens with luxury recliners.
Owners say it’s been a long year waiting for the theater to open.
“We’ve had some challenges this year with weather. We’ve had challenges with getting logistics together. It’s been a struggle to finally get everything put together, but we’re very thrilled and happy that we’re finally going to be doing a partial opening,” said Russell Vannorsdel, vice president of Fridley Theatres.
The IMAX and the seven theaters will open Friday night. A restaurant and bar are also under construction.
Palms is located at 200 NE Westgate Drive in Waukee.