ArcLight Cinemas to Open New Theatre in Chicago, IL

Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:00am EST

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Chicago is the second ArcLight outside California in a planned national
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
ArcLight Cinemas continues its nation-wide expansion, announcing the opening of
a new location in Chicago`s New City development. Located in Lincoln Park, New
City will feature more than 600,000 square-feet of shopping, dining, residential
and entertainment. The 14-screen theater will serve as an integral component of
the New City project. Construction on the theater will begin soon with the grand
opening set for late summer of 2014. 

For more than 10 years, ArcLight Cinemas has redefined the movie-going
experience for California residents, by presenting films the way filmmakers
intended them to be seen. The 14-screen theatre in Chicago will feature
ArcLight`s signature amenities that movie-lovers have enjoyed, including "black
box" auditoriums, reserved seating, a commercial-free environment, extra-wide
stadium seats and unique programming. 

The opening of ArcLight Chicago at New City is part of the theatre`s plans to
expand its state-of-the-art technology and amenities to moviegoers everywhere.
ArcLight Chicago marks ArcLight`s second theatre outside California and its
first in the Midwest. Last year, ArcLight Cinemas announced plans to open a new
location in Bethesda, Md. 

"The city of Chicago is a very important part of the motion picture industry and
serves as a central hub for film production and artists alike, making it a great
location for ArcLight," said Gretchen McCourt, executive vice president, cinema
programming. "For years ArcLight Cinemas has changed the way West Coast
moviegoers experience the art of film and we plan to share that same experience
in the Midwest for all movie lovers to enjoy." 

"On behalf of moviegoers throughout Chicago we are pleased to welcome ArcLight
Cinemas to Chicago and New City," said John Bucksbaum and J. Michael Drew,
managing partners for New City. "ArcLight brings the best in entertainment to
New City." 

ArcLight Chicago will include a full bar, café and concessions with favorite
items such as ArcLight`s famous caramel popcorn and chicken sausage baguette.
Guests 21-years and over can enjoy wine, beer and cocktails in the designated
21+ lounge and during select screenings. ArcLight`s membership program will
offer discount ticketing for all online purchases in addition to other
member-only rewards. To learn more about ArcLight Cinemas or to find a location
near you, please visit Where Movie Lovers Belong! 

About ArcLight Cinemas

ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, represents an evolution in the
movie going experience. ArcLight Cinemas with locations in Hollywood, Sherman
Oaks, Pasadena, La Jolla and El Segundo offers an unprecedented combination of
technology, amenities, comfort, and customer service. Facilities include the
historic Cinerama Dome (only at the Hollywood location) and state-of-the-art
"black box" auditoriums as well as a café bar and a cinema-focused gift shop.
Tickets can be purchased online without a fee and printed at home and at the
theaters` automated ticketing kiosks. For more information about ArcLight visit

Jennie Peters, 310-496-4442

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