Demolition of Moorestown Mall Theater Underway

The interior of the former United Artists theater, and adjacent Black Diamond skate park, have been gutted and the outer walls will be coming down soon.

Construction crews have gutted the inside of the former United Artists theater and at the Moorestown Mall.

Demolition of the 56,667-square foot space began shortly after , according to Lisa Wolstromer, senior marketing director for the mall.

Gaps in the outer walls of the theater reveal the interior has been almost completely demolished, and Wolstromer said the outer walls should come down within the next two to three weeks.

“Once all that is done, you’ll see the actual construction start to come together,” she said.

Wolstromer said mall operations will be able to continue unimpeded during the demolition/construction.

The target date for completion is Memorial Day 2013 (in time for early summer blockbusters), she said. The new theater will be a , with 3D capabilities, digital projection screens and stadium seating with reclining seats, among other amenities.

Meanwhile, the mall has ramped up its recruitment of new retail to fill many of its vacancies, including the recent additions of the , and . Wolstromer said heading into the fall they plan to open a Kids Foot Locker, Crazy 8 (Gymboree’s sister store) and Cotton On (a clothing retailer based in Australia).

Rob Scott July 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Suds, Regarding your "beer and a movie" claim, I've absolutely heard no such thing, so I'm not sure where you're getting your information. And even if someone in town had expressed interest in such a concept, it's not up to them. It's up to PREIT, who's never made any mention of it either. Not to mention the fact that the township's ordinance, as written, restricts alcohol to "full-service restaurants" only.
Lissa Herman July 21, 2012 at 04:56 PM
The Kids Foot Locker is taking over the former Christopher and Banks store location. Christopher and Banks was given two weeks notice to clear their store. With all the empty store fronts in the mall, why did the management have to give this location to Kids Foot Locker? C & B had a healthy, faithful clientele, and the closest store to us now is over an hour's drive away. The C&B manager said that if they had had more notice, something might have been worked out. For all that the mall ownership had advertised that they wanted to improve the mall for the sake of the community, this decision makes no sense at all. A good many women now have little reason to shop at Moorestown Mall.


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