This is a call-back to a posting several months ago (5/18/06, to be exact): New Cineplex Slated for the Boulevard?  — see the post to get up-to-speed

This has been long in the works, obviously, and is still in the early stages.  As Style Weekly pointed out in this week’s edition ("Merger Won’t Slow Boulevard Complex"), the architectural plans are still being drawn up.

But there is no rush for Bow Tie Partners (the developers), as Richmond Steel isn’t planned to relocate for another 8 months.

Some interesting facts from the article:

  • the new cineplex will be called Movieland
  • the redevelopment project is being called Boulevard Square
  • there will be 13,000+ sq ft of retail and restaurants in the development
  • the area where Bowtie originally planned for a cineplex is called Jefferson Square (between Main, Cary, 3rd & 4th Streets)

5 Thoughts on “UPDATE: Cineplex Slated for Boulevard”

  • I missed when Grace St Theater closed down, it was one of the only places to see a movie downtown. VCU picked up with the Friday night movies at the Commons, but even then it was second run movies and mostly for students. It will be nice to go into the city to see a movie and have a dinner.

  • More Developments for Boulevard

    So it looks like Boulevard is on the rise. There are enough projects going on that even if one or two fall through, the momentum is still there. It’s exciting to see the area that is the introduction to Richmond

  • Cinemas, Cinemas….Everywhere!

    There’s a recent growth spurt in the cinema sector here in Richmond lately, or at least in the plans for new cinemas. In today’s RTD, Lease signed for cineplex lays out the plans for Regal Cinemas to open a 16-screen

  • Movieland: The new frontier

    A couple of weeks ground was broken on the new cineplex on Boulevard. There has been a lot of buzz about it, and judging by the hits on some of my prior posts on the development (from 03/14/07, 11/30/06 05/18/06),

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