Gaithersburg’s Kentlands Market Square gets luxury cinema

The Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, alcoholic beverages and fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums. (Courtesy Cinepolis Cinemas)
The Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, alcoholic beverages and fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums. (Courtesy Cinepolis Cinemas)

The Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, alcoholic beverages and fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums. (Courtesy Cinepolis Cinemas)
The Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, alcoholic beverages and fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums. (Courtesy Cinepolis Cinemas)

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The Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, alcoholic beverages and fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums. (Courtesy Cinepolis Cinemas)
The Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, alcoholic beverages and fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums. (Courtesy Cinepolis Cinemas)

WASHINGTON — A luxury cineplex will be part of the redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square.

Kimco Realty Corp., which acquired Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, Maryland last year, has signed a lease with Cinepolis USA, the first new tenant as part of Kimco’s comprehensive redevelopment of the 250,000-square-foot Whole Foods-anchored shopping center.

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas-Gaithersburg will open in 2019. It is the company’s first Maryland location.

It will include in-theater waiter service, gourmet meals, a lobby lounge, beer wine and liquor, as well as fully-reclining leather seat auditoriums.

Kimco says it acquired Kentlands Market Square because of its prime redevelopment potential.

The multiyear project will include more pedestrian access, increased density and a revitalized Market Street. The center’s main street will include a “paseo” lined with cafes, boutiques and other stores.

Kimco, which owns more than 500 properties, is the largest owner of open-air shopping centers. Its more than two-dozen properties in the Washington area include Pentagon Centre, Dulles Town Crossing and Shops at District Heights.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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