RIDGELAND — Development on the second phase of Renaissance at Colony Park is currently underway and by summer 2019 plans are to have a six-screen boutique movie theatre and one-of-a-kind show fountain open.

Outside the Lines (OTL) has been commissioned by developers to create a show fountain to serve as the focal point of Phase II.

J. Wickham Zimmerman, CEO of OTL, said this will be the first show fountain of this magnitude in the state of Mississippi and will honor the state with its design.

“It is inspired by the interwoven S’s that appear in the State of Mississippi’s logo,” Zimmerman said. “Equipped with cutting-edge audio, lighting and effects, the fountain will deliver customized shows that transform the central gathering place of this center into a hub of entertainment.”

According to OTL, the fountain will feature 62 nozzles that can shoot water as high as 35 feet in the air. In addition, there will be over 200 color-changing LED lights. The central fountain jet will be able to shoot water up to 100 feet in the air, making it visible from Interstate 55.

“The visibility and prominence of this fountain will attract guests from miles away, resulting in a landmark that drives continual interest among shoppers and guests,” Zimmerman said.

The fountain will also include built-in speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers so the fountain can be choreographed to music depending on season or event.

Construction has already begun on the six-screen Malco Theatre that will serve as the anchor for the second phase of Renaissance. It is scheduled to open next summer.

Approximately 25,000 square feet, the theatre’s auditoriums will feature all luxury recliners with reserved seating. Guests will have the option of ordering food from a grill, as well as a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails.

“Malco is very excited about bringing a state-of-the-art cinema to the Ridgeland community. The end product will be something the community will be very proud to have and enjoy for many years to come”, Jimmy Tashie, executive VP of Theatre Operations for Malco, said.

“Our emphasis has always been on quality and we have always stressed the importance of staying ''ahead of the curve'' in sight and sound technology,” he continued. “Our family has been in this business for over 100 years, and we've always embraced any new idea that enhances the moviegoing experience for our patrons. We believe these new amenities will add to the already fun and exciting experience of going out to the movies.''

Andrew Mattiace, co-owner and developer of Renaissance at Colony Park, said the new theatre is an excellent addition to the property.

“It will truly enrich the entertainment component of the Renaissance experience”, he said.