A new 752-seat movie theater — with six screens, the latest in seating and in projection and sound equipment — is coming to the Sun Valley Shopping Center in Glen Burnie as part of the center’s current major remodeling. The theater, called Sun Valley 6 and now undergoing construction, is scheduled to open in mid-November.
The announcement of the new theater, located in the shopping center at the intersection of Mountain Road and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, was made by Ira Miller, president of Sun Valley Movie Theaters, Inc. Miller has 30 years of experience in owning and managing movie theaters in Maryland.
Sun Valley 6 will feature stadium seating, a surround sound system and the capability of projecting 3-D films. Based on popularity, the six screens will air shows divided into two larger and four smaller theaters.
A unique feature of the theater will be its offerings and pricing. The movies to be shown will be those that have just completed their first-run airing, and the pricing will reflect a discount of first-run ticket prices.
“Such a movie house is called in the trade ‘an intermediate theater,’ and I am the owner of the only other one now operating in Maryland — Beltway Movies,” Miller said. “We will be showing mostly family friendly movies and comedies at greatly discounted prices, which are still being determined and will be announced closer to the opening.”
Miller said the plans for Sun Valley 6 are “to make it the nicest theater that the Glen Burnie area has ever had. No other Glen Burnie movie house has had stadium seating, and we are putting in seats that are the best designed since the 1980s.”
The 18,000 sq.ft. Sun Valley 6 is the newest addition to the Sun Valley Shopping Center, an 80,000 sq.ft. facility which is undergoing a major remodeling inside and out by its owner Crown Realty Development. Among stores in the center being refurbished is the 30,000 sq.ft. Geresbeck’s Food Market, offering a full-service bakery, fresh meat and poultry department, and deli.
In addition, Crown Realty Development has redesigned store fronts, upgraded the center’s lighting and resurfaced the parking lot to accommodate existing businesses and attract new tenants. Several leasing opportunities are available. For more information, call Janeann Walsh or Wende Levitas at 410-766-6484.
“We are thrilled to see what is happening at Sun Valley Shopping Center and with the theater,” said Mary Burkholder, executive vice president of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.
She noted that the center is located in one of 16 areas in the county designated for revitalization and reinvestment.
“We have been working with Leonard Attman of Crown Realty for the past three years on his plans for the shopping center, and we like what we see,” she said.