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Chicago is the second ArcLight outside California in a planned national expansion

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2012) – 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 over 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 September 2015.

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 www.arclightcinemas.com. Where Movie Lovers Belong!