New theater in Santa Monica opening soon

Construction of an ArcLight movie theater on the third level of the Santa Monica Place mall is underway but plans for a second theater, with 14 screens and about 2,400 seats, to replace Parking Structure 3 on Fourth Street, were filed with City Hall earlier this month.

City Council voted last year to enter negotiations with ArcLight over the new theater. Macerich, which also owns the Santa Monica Place mall, would serve as the developer of this project.