Dog-friendly cinemas open in Plano, Texas

Dream of taking your dog to the movies? Head to Texas to visit these new dog-friendly cinemas! 

Plano, Texas has always been a dog-friendly destination… and now it’s even better! Late last year, K9 Cinemas opened their doors, offering pups and their people a fun new way to spend time together. The pop-up theater offers daily showings, and features cushy sofas for pet parents and their pups to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Owner Eric Lankford, who recently moved from Indianapolis with his Aussie Eskimo pup Bear, plans to open a permanent location in the near future. Until that time, the theater has 25 human seats available per showing in order to leave plenty of room for the furry guests. Each human guest can bring two leashed dogs, and is responsible for making sure they’re current on their vaccines, and for cleaning up any mess that’s left behind.

“Wallet Hub ranked Plano 12th among the most pet-friendly cities in the U.S. and 2nd in Texas (behind Austin) this past year,” said Visit Plano Director Mark Thompson. “And now we’re the place of choice for dinner and a movie – with your dog.”


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