Del Mar Highlands Theater closes for facelift

CARMEL VALLEY — The movie theater at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will
close effective Jan. 3 to undergo a renovation in which the existing UltraStar 8 will be upgraded and converted to a new luxury boutique concept.
The new upgraded theater will offer many new perks including the convenience of reserved seating, which allows movie patrons to reserve specific seats for any showing ahead of time. Also among the theater’s features are eight auditoriums featuring stadium seating with luxury high‐back reclining chairs; state‐of‐the‐art digital screens with 3D capability; in‐seat food ordering; a cinema café offering an assortment of gourmet movie fare; and online ticketing. The movie theater will reopen in conjunction with the grand reopening of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center in summer of 2011.
“The movie theater renovation is an important part of the overall reimagining of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president and general manager for Donahue Schriber, owner and operator of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. “We believe the new luxury theater will enhance the guest experience at Del Mar Highlands Town Center while providing the community additional entertainment options in the heart of Carmel Valley.”
In June, Donahue Schriber unveiled plans for a reimagined Del Mar Highlands Town Center, a renovation of the 20‐year-old center that aims to provide family‐oriented amenities including intimate gathering spaces that create a sense of neighborhood, increased variety of quality dining, shopping and entertainment options, and improved parking, traffic flow and pedestrian experience within and beyond the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The first phase of the renovation was completed last month and
January marks the beginning of the final phase, which includes a remodel of the amphitheater that will offer new and improved social gathering spaces.

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