New Chicago Theaters

posted by Broan on July 6, 2006 at 6:08 am

CHICAGO, IL — Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Sundance Cinemas is now looking to locate on the site of Chicago’s former Fanny May factory, at the somewhat surprising location of Jackson & Racine on the West Side.

This is, however, a rapidly developing area. As a part of the Metro 290 development, Sundance plans to open a 6-to-8 screen arthouse. The site is convenient to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, the Eisenhower Expressway, and the CTA Blue Line.

Elsewhere, as previously reported, Kerasotes plans to open two new complexes; a 14-screen near the old Bricktown Square cinemas, at Grand & Armitage, and a 16-screen in a South Loop development at Roosevelt and Wells.

Comments (2)

CinemarkFan on July 6, 2006 at 7:02 am

Damn, I was hoping for 1st run regular films with art house fare. And when this Metro 290 was first announced, the developers were trying to get a 10/12 screener put in here. Oh well, here’s hoping there’s another development nearby that would include 1st run films. But, it’ll be interesting to see what Redford’s got in store with this place.

Broan on July 6, 2006 at 7:57 am

Well, the Kerasotes at Roosevelt Collection isn’t so terribly far from it.

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