One theatre gone, another rises up

posted by richmurphy on June 28, 2010 at 9:48 am

MERRIFIELD, VA — A new complex is being built to replace the Lee Highway Multiplex with a new location of the Angelika Film Center.

Edens & Avant has begun tearing down the multiplex cinema off of Lee Highway in Merrifield to make way for the first phase of a planned 1.9 million-square-foot mixed-use redevelopment that will replace the theater and parking lots with a new cinema, grocery store, townhouse complex, hotel and office space. Called Mosaic, the $150 million project’s retail portion is two-thirds leased by companies including Target, Mom’s Organic Market and Angelika Film Center.

Read more in the Washington Business Journal.

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Local619 on June 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Correction.. Two theatres gone, a third rises up.. the Lee Highway Multiplex got it’s name from the Lee Highway-Arlington Blvd Drive-In.. Known locally as the The Lee Highway Drive-In occupied the site originally 1954-1984.

Murphy on June 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Check out Mosaic is a small portion of the future town center!!

John Fink
John Fink on June 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I guess National Amusements didn’t have a restriction on a future multiplex on that site like they do everywhere else. Then again – who cares? It’s now Rave’s problem (not that Rave and the Angelika would go head to head on bookings).

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