Cinemark and XD Movie Theatres Opening July 10 in Downtown Towson
Towson, Maryland (July 9, 2014) – Movies are back in downtown Towson with the opening of the Cinemark Towson and XD theatres on July 10. The 15-screen theatre anchors the new $85 million Towson Square entertainment center on Joppa Road, just east of the Towson traffic circle.
"With Cinemark's opening at Towson Square, downtown Towson adds an exciting entertainment destination to its lively mix of shopping, restaurants, luxury apartments, townhomes and offices," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "Towson's great demographics and central location make it a perfect fit for one of the largest movie theatre operators in the United States. We're thrilled Cinemark chose downtown Towson to premiere its new Reserve Level concept, which includes a full bar and lounge and VIP seating."
The new Cinemark Towson and XD theatre features large, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens, enhanced sound systems, and digital projection in every auditorium. The theatre features a Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema auditorium and seven of the auditoriums will be RealD 3D capable. In addition, Cinemark is introducing a new Reserve Level concept with a full bar and lounge and VIP seating in five of the auditoriums.
There is plenty of easy parking in downtown Towson, with more than 5,100 parking spaces, including the new 850 space Towson Square garage next to Cinemark. With Cinemark validation, movie patrons can park for $2 for four hours at the Towson Square or nearby Library-District Court garage. The Baltimore County Revenue Authority, which manages these and three other downtown Towson garages, is speeding up exit times with conveniently located pay-before-you-leave pay stations.
Towson Square, developed by The Cordish Companies and Heritage Properties, brings over 1,500 direct and indirect jobs to downtown Towson, including 660 construction jobs and 870 permanent jobs with the opening of the theatres and eight new restaurants.
Downtown Towson has seen $800 million in recent private investment, including 2,600 apartments and townhomes, new corporate headquarters, expansion of the luxury shopping wing at Towson Town Center, and the Towson Square entertainment center featuring Cinemark and eight new restaurants.
More than 55,000 people live in greater Towson, with over 56,000 people working at companies including General Dynamics, Stanley Black and Decker, MileOne, Whiting Turner, GBMC, Sheppard Pratt, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson University and Goucher College.