New operator set to take over closed Lakeline Mall theater


A vacant theater at Lakeline Mall won’t stay dark for long.

AMC Theatres said Wednesday that it will take over the recently closed Regal Lakeline Mall 9 cineplex at 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive.

The theater is expected to reopen in nine months, following an extensive remodeling project that will cost several million dollars, according to Simon, Lakeline Mall’s operator.

When it debuts in the fall, the new AMC theater will features 650 plush power recliners, upgraded video and audio capabilities and enhanced food-and-drink offerings that could potentially include a bar.

Reserved seating will be available and tickets may be purchased at self-service kiosks in the lobby.

AMC’s only other Austin theater is at Barton Creek Square mall, which is also operated by Simon.

“Today’s announcement is evidence of our commitment to provide our guests the finest entertainment options at Lakeline Mall,” Monica Esparza, the mall’s director of marketing and business development, said in a written statement. “Designed with families in mind, we are pleased to share this new theatre with our community and visitors alike.”

Lakeline Mall, which has more than 150 retailers, opened in 1995 and recently underwent an extensive renovation.



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