Cinemark movie theater to open in 2017 at Spring Hill Mall

As part of the Spring Hill Mall redevelopment in West Dundee, an eight-screen Cinemark movie theater is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017, mall owner Rouse Properties announced Tuesday.

The 37,000-square-foot theater will serve as a prominent entertainment anchor in the mall's $37.7 million renovation plan, Rouse Properties said in a statement.

Cinemark Holdings Inc., a Texas-based motion picture company, will offer 4K digital projection, surround sound and reclining leather seats.

The theater will open up to a pavilion that will also have destination shopping, restaurants and an outdoor plaza, according to Rouse. Additionally, the redevelopment will turn 25,000 square feet of current mall space, which is enclosed, into outward-facing retail space.

The redevelopment is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the release.

Andrew Silberfein, president and CEO of Rouse Properties, said in a statement that these plans would allow for one-stop shopping.

"We believe applying our highly productive redevelopment formula at Spring Hill will serve as a catalyst for attracting new-to-market, high-profile brands and will further strengthen its dominant position in the market," Silberfein said.

Most of Spring Hill Mall is located in West Dundee, but parts extend to Carpentersville. Rouse has been in talks with both villages regarding the redevelopment plans.

"The village is very excited to be working with Rouse in terms of this significant reinvestment in Spring Hill Mall," West Dundee Village Manager Joe Cavallaro said last month. "We hope that it is a first step in putting the mall back as a major commercial development."

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