Chapel Hill movie buffs can rejoice — a premium theater is coming to University Mall.
On Tuesday, mall management announced its agreement with Silverspot Cinema to build a luxury movie theater complex in the space currently occupied by Dillard’s as the latest step of its redevelopment plan.
The South American movie theater operator will open a 13-screen, 52,500-square-foot movie complex offering an upscale atmosphere that includes a lounge area and full restaurant.
Each theater will be equipped with state-of-the-art sound and projection technology, reserved stadium seating and extra-large, hand-stitched leather seats, according to a press release from the mall.
Peter de Leon, University Mall’s general manager, said he thinks the theater will be a big help for the mall and sees the new addition as a reflection of the local community.