Chancery Market to open courtyard; new movie theater moves in

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines


Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar will open a 10,000-square-foot garden plaza in May. It’s been designed by the Delaware Center for Horticulture.

Two more big changes are coming to the downtown Wilmington space formerly known as the Hercules Building.

  • The Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar will open its 10,000-square-foot garden plaza in May.
  • An independent movie theater — The Screening Room at 1313 — will open this month, showing first-run movies, starting with compilations of the short films nominated for Oscars.
Chancery Market courtyard rendering

This artist rendering depict how the Chancery Market’s new courtyard will look when the plantings mature a bit.

Chancery courtyard

The Chancery Market will complement its indoor court with an outdoor space designed by the Delaware Center for Horticulture.

The courtyard will offer green lawns, new landscaping, decorative hardscaping and seating for 150, as well as an indoor/outdoor bar, fireplace and large screen television.

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Families and visitors will be able to enjoy games, live music and other seasonal activities surrounded by views of the downtown Wilmington skyline.

It’s designed to be family, co-working and business meeting-friendly, said a press release from the Chancery Market.

One of the bonuses of the building at 1313 N. Market St. is the onsite garage, including three-hour complimentary parking for those dining at the market Monday-Friday from 5:30 p.m. to close and all day Saturday and Sunday.

More on theater

The parking and food hall were part of the attraction for the owners of The Screening Room at 1313.

Guests will be allowed to bring in dinner from the food court, but also take advantage of the popcorn, snacks and drinks usually associated with movie theaters.

Oscar-nominated shorts are expected to run there on the weekends of Feb. 17 and 24.

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