Cinemark, a major movie theater company, is planning to open a massive, sixteen-screen theater near the Trader Joe’s in Towson. Take that, Regal Hunt Valley (twelve screens) and AMC Columbia (fourteen screens)! And one of those screens will be an “XD Extreme Digital” auditorium, which I don’t completely understand, but I think may have something to do with smell-o-vision.
It ought to more than fill the void left by the closing of the AMC theater on York, which had gone way down hill (and had the online reviews to prove it) before finally giving up the ghost last year. The new 3,200-seat (stadium-style seats, mind you) complex will be part of the Towson Circle III development project, and is going to bring with it an underground parking garage for 860 vehicles — courtesy of the county — and five new restaurants.
The movie complex is set to open in the fall of 2014.