Leading Cinema Exhibitor Cinépolis USA Announced As Latest Anchor Tenant for The Town Center at Hamlin
New master-planned community in high-income Central Florida submarket, designed to meet the area’s untapped restaurant and retail needs, will welcome luxury movie theater in fall 2017
Today, Boyd Development Corporation announced the signing of Cinépolis USA as its third anchor tenant for Hamlin, a new lakeside community Boyd is developing in southwest Orange County in partnership with Schrimsher Properties. Located at the intersection of Orlando’s New Independence Parkway and Florida State Road 429 – surrounded by one of the fastest growing communities in the country, including Windermere and Winter Garden, and seven miles north of the western entrance to the Walt Disney World Resort – Hamlin will bring more than 650 acres of commercial and residential waterfront to this high-income area in Central Florida.
Cinépolis USA’s investment in Hamlin’s town center is an extension of its aggressive U.S. growth strategy, with the Dallas-based cinema exhibitor planning to nearly double both its stateside employee and theater count over the next two years. Its Mexico-based parent company, Cinépolis, known in the retail and entertainment industries as a forward-thinking brand after pioneering the luxury cinema concept in 1999, quickly became the world’s fourth largest chain of movie theaters with more than 550 locations.
“What primarily revealed Hamlin as an imperative for Cinépolis USA was Boyd’s reputation in the Central Florida market, its long-term commitment to building a community experience and most importantly, a shared belief in the future of retail,” said Cinépolis USA Chief Executive Officer Adrian Mijares Elizondo. “Scott Boyd and his team have a level of market expertise, clearly captured in their vision, to develop a retail, dining and entertainment destination that will serve both local and regional residents of Central Florida.”
The Cinépolis Hamlin will be the brand’s seventh luxury dine-in movie theater in the U.S. and second in Florida – its highest-end theater model, featuring fully-reclining leather seats, in-theater waiter service, gourmet dining and full bar. Scheduled to open in fall 2017, Cinépolis Hamlin is the third anchor tenant to commit to Hamlin’s Town Center, which features exclusive waterfront access to Lake Hancock. With the first anchor tenant scheduled to open later in 2016, Boyd Development Corporation Owner & President Scott Boyd expects commercial real estate interest in Hamlin to continue to trend upwards as opening dates approach.
“The announcement of Cinépolis USA, a leader in luxury theater entertainment, is very exciting and further reaffirms our vision that Hamlin will provide Central Florida residents with one-of-a-kind experiences in a unique waterfront setting” said Boyd. “We continue to be pleased with the pace of interest from retailers and restaurateurs that would like to add their brands to Hamlin.”
For more news and information on commercial development at Hamlin, please call (407) 352-5858.
Inspired by ‘old Florida’ charm, Hamlin is a master-planned community that honors the tradition of family and a simpler way of life. Named after a variety of early season orange, Hamlin is nestled among lakes and former citrus groves in a relaxed setting with abundant natural amenities. In addition to unprecedented access to water in the Orlando area, Hamlin boasts an integrated network of trails and parks to ensure that everyone feels connected to the 500 acres of Lake Hancock. Hamlin is designed to offer all amenities within walking distance and in the unparalleled Florida climate, residents and visitors have every opportunity to relax and enjoy something different.
About Boyd Development Corporation
Boyd Development Corporation is an Orlando-based real estate development company formed in 1991. The firm has focused on creating value by acquiring exceptionally well-located land that can be used for retail or mixed-use development. Key principals within the firm have developed dozens of projects in the Central Florida market area. Projects have included large-scale land developments, retail shopping centers, office buildings, and multi-family projects. The principals have a combined expertise that spans over 50 years in the business.
About Cinépolis USA
Cinépolis USA is a leading world-class cinema exhibitor that offers guests enhanced movie-going experiences through its “Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas” and “Cinépolis” theater concepts. The Dallas-based theater chain opened its first theater in Del Mar, CA in July 2011 and has some of the top performing theaters in the country, currently operating a total of 16 theaters with a presence in Southern California, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Additional theaters across the U.S. are planned to open in the next few years. Its Mexico-based parent company, Cinépolis, is the fourth largest movie theater exhibitor in the world. http://cinepolisusa.com/