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Soon, moviegoers in Waldorf will be able to sit back, recline and enjoy a show in a completely renovated theater, which might include IMAX.
AMC Theatres announced recently that the AMC Loews St. Charles Towne Center 9 would be providing an upgraded moviegoing experience to its customers.
Some $4.5 million will be invested into the theater before completion, which is slated for summer 2012, according to a press release from AMC.
Each of the nine theaters in the center will feature 4k digital projection and state-of-the-art speakers. Guests will not only see movies with upgrades to the visuals and sound, but will be seated in leather reclining seats.
Additional renovations will be made to the restrooms, box office, lobby and concession areas, according to the release.
AMC also is evaluating the possibility of adding an IMAX theater; however, there is no word on a final decision at this time, according to the news release.
Ryan Noonan, director of public relations for AMC Theatres, said the reason for the renovations is that AMC always is looking for opportunities to improve its theaters.
Noonan said that the walkway in each theater will be sloped as it is now, with each row on its own platform, allowing each seat to recline fully.
According to the release, the theater will remain open during the renovations.
“We are thrilled with the renovations at the AMC Loews St. Charles Towne Center 9 and see it as a compliment to our property and the great and growing market we serve,” St. Charles Towne Center Manager Stephanie Mosier said in a release.
In other local movie news, officials with Faison Enterprises of Charlotte, N.C., developers of Brandywine Crossing shopping center, confirmed it is under contract with Great Escape Theatres for a multitheater complex to go into the shopping center.
Officials with Faison said they hope to break ground by spring.
The Great Escape Theatre will house 14 screens with stadium seating, officials said.