A new movie theater has opened in an anchor location that has been vacant at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville for several years.
Cinemark Roseville Galleria Mall and XD opened to the public last week. Caitlin Piper, senior manager of public relations and corporate relations for Cinemark Holdings Inc., said the project has been years in the making.
"From a construction standpoint, we've been working for almost five years now on this theater. Obviously, there was a little bit of a delay with Covid but this agreement was signed a good bit back knowing we wanted to be in this space," Piper said. "The Westfield Galleria Mall is a really iconic place in Roseville, with tons of really great foot traffic, so this offers an opportunity to see a movie and then go out and get some shopping done."
The theater is on the second floor of where Sears used to be located. In 2018, the Business Journal reported that Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) planned to redevelop the space with a project that included a movie theater. City records filed in 2019 stated the theater would be 64,666 square feet. The building's roof was also raised approximately 35 feet to accommodate a movie theater. Round One Entertainment Inc. will fill the ground floor of the space.
Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) did not disclose how much renovation work cost for the project. Details as to the construction firm that carried out the work were unavailable on Friday.
The Cinemark location at Westfield Galleria has just under 90 employees, Piper said. The site includes 14 theaters that vary in size, with the Cinemark XD auditorium being the largest. Each theater utilizes Barco laser projectors, and some come equipped with D-BOX seats that have motion control synchronization with what is happening on screen.
By Jake Abbott for https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/