Kimco Signs Cinépolis USA to Mixed-Use Development in Metro D.C.
GAITHERSBURG, MD. — Kimco Realty Corp. has signed a lease with Cinépolis USA, a Dallas-based movie theater chain, to bring its luxury theater concept to Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, roughly 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. Kimco acquired the 250,000-square-foot, Whole Foods-anchored development in 2016 and has unveiled plans for redevelopment, including renovated facades, improved pedestrian access, upgraded lighting and landscaping and revitalization of the community’s main street. The 34,000-square-foot Cinépolis USA is the first step in the redevelopment process, and will feature 540 seats, fully reclining leather seat auditoriums, lounge-style lobby space, in-theater waiter service and a selection of beer, wine and liquor. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas — Gaithersburg is slated to open in 2019 and will mark Cinépolis USA’s debut in the Maryland market. Cinépolis, the theater’s Mexico-based parent company, is the fourth largest movie theater exhibitor in the world.