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DOWNEY - Cinemark has announced plans to open a 14-screen movie theater at the Promenade at Downey, becoming the first confirmed business for the 77-acre mixed-use development formerly known as Tierra Luna.
Cinemark officials say the all-digital movie theatre will feature "one of the largest screens in Los Angeles" with wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-ceiling screens measuring 70 feet in all of its auditoriums.
4K digital projection is powered by Barco projectors and RealD 3D capability.
According to a press release, auditoriums also feature plush seating and custom digital surround sound.
Beer and wine will be served in a lobby bar, while popcorn, soda and candy are available in a self-serve concession stands.
"We are thrilled to introduce our new Cinemark NextGen movie theatre experience to guests in the Downey area of Los Angeles," said Tim Warner, Cinemark's CEO. "This development will be one of the premier shopping destinations in the area and the theatre will quickly become recognized as the preferred place in the market to enjoy a great movie-going experience.
"We plan to move very quickly to open the theatre in the fall of 2014."
The Downey theatre will mark Cinemark's 19th location in the greater Los Angeles market. Cinemark recently announced new openings in Playa Vista and Carson.
"We are happy to announce that there will be a Cinemark Next Gen theatre coming to Downey in late 2014," Mayor Mario Guerra said. "It will be part of the entertainment village of Promenade at Downey. At the birthplace of the Apollo and the Space Shuttle, where dozens of blockbuster movies were filmed, we're excited to become the newest home of such a fantastic entertainment venue.
"From jobs to the enhancement of regional family entertainment, we welcome them to the City of Downey and look forward to having them as a community partner."