Theatre to reopen Friday, May 3, 2013

Landmark Theatres Announces Total Renovation Complete and Re-Opening of Bethesda Row Cinema

on May 01, 2013

Washington, D.C. - May 1, 2013 - Landmark Theatres, a Wagner/Cuban Company, today announced the extensive renovation and complete remodel of one of Landmarks' premiere theatres, the Bethesda Row Cinema near Washington, D.C. The theatre will showcase a number of brand new, modern amenities including the addition of a full-service bar, luxury reserved seating in each auditorium, RealD 3D projection and an expanded concession menu. Each of the eight auditoriums features crystal clear projection and sound systems. They have also been outfitted with new plush, leather-like chairs designed to provide maximum comfort to patrons. Plus, the theatre has installed a new digital system that will provide a satellite feed for domestic and international performances.

"The minute one approaches the theatre they will see our stunning new marquee and quickly realize the attention to detail this theatre received. We begin a new chapter at Bethesda Row and will continue to provide the best movie experience in town," said Landmark Theatres' CEO and President Ted Mundorff.

The theatre was remodeled from top to bottom to give it a renewed sense of style and contemporary feel. From the new, fully digital Box Office with specially lit LED screens featuring films and show times to high end wall coverings and oversized lounge-style seating in the bar, every aspect was designed to meet the demands of today's discerning customers. As you go down the escalator, there is a shimmering screen over the lobby with glistening crystals. The brand new bar will feature a wide variety of beer, wine and liquor including many local brews and film-themed cocktails.

Opening Friday, May 3 at the Bethesda Row Cinema are exclusive are engagements of KON-TIKI, a stunningly photographed, sweeping adventure film about the true voyage of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947; THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, a tense new thriller directed by Mira Nair (The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding) and based on Mohsin Hamid's bestselling novel; and LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, a romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan from director Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire). Also opening are AT ANY PRICE, a new drama starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron that melds timeless themes of fathers and sons, ambition and rebellion, morality and survival; and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, a cat-and-mouse thriller starring director Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.

On Thursday, May 9 Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY begins in RealD 3D and on Friday, May 10 the film will open on a 2D screen as well. London's National Theatre stage production of THE AUDIENCE starring Helen Mirren will be shown at the theatre Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th. Seating in each auditorium is now entirely reserved, whether customers purchase tickets online, print at home or buy them at the box office.

About Bethesda Row Cinema

Owned and operated by Landmark Theatres since 2002, The Bethesda Row Cinema is located in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland's Central Business District. The new theatre is part of the 140,000 square foot building and each auditorium features stadium seating, wall-to-wall screens, state of the art sound systems and the latest digital technology. Other amenities include an espresso bar as well as an expanded concession menu ranging from traditional cinema fare to alternative offerings such as organic iced teas, Fair Trade chocolate bars, mini crab cakes, all natural dried fruit, and numerous other options.

About Landmark Theatres

Landmark Theatres has 51 theatres in 21 markets across the country and is a recognized leader in the industry providing diverse and entertaining films in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere with unsurpassed customer service.

Landmark Theatres is part of the Wagner/Cuban companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2929 Productions, AXS TV and HDNet Movies.

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