AMC Theatres has released plans to renovate the former 37,645 square-foot Harkins Theatres movie theater at Centerpoint on Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe.
Centerpoint on Mill contains 22-acres of mixed-use commercial space at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and University Drive. The renovated theater will feature a state-of-the-art sound, digital projectors, stadium-style seating and luxury seats with power recliner and footrest.
The news about a new AMC Theatre follows the announcement of new residential units the development will anchor the southern portion of the city’s downtown, said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell.
On his Facebook page Thursday, Tempe city councilman Kolby Granville mentioned the project has a Fall 2013 expected opening.
“Personally, I consider this announcement the official end of the ‘is Mill Ave. turning around?’ discussion,” Granville added on Facebook.
Harkins closed the movie theater in January 2008, shortly after opening a theater at Tempe Marketplace.