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A cinema filled with glamour -- but no film

Post Time:Nov 12,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:115

It's not being billed as such, but the opening Friday of AMC's luxurious 16-screen multiplex at Westfield Southcenter in Tukwila is a milestone event in local movie history. It's the first large-scale cinema in the Northwest in which every projector is digital.Unlike most recent multiplexes, this new movie temple, which employs a staff of 75, is not a cookie-cutter model. It is designed to its setting, with a vast window in the reception area that, on a clear day, frames Mount Rainier to look like the Paramount logo. Entering the lobby under a massive skylight (similar to the one at Pacific Place, only larger and more impressive), the visitor sees its own version of the Sistine Chapel ceiling: a staggering elevated mural of vintage and current movie stars in their greatest roles, according to a July 18 Seattle Post-Intelligencer article ...


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