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Landmark Theatres Renews Renaissance Place Lease

Highland Park's only movie theater that's still open will undergo a major upgrade, with all five screens getting converted to digital and 3D technology.

Landmark Theatres has renewed its long-term lease with Renaissance Place in downtown Highland Park.

This is good news for a complex that will soon find itself without its anchor store. Saks Fifth Avenue recently announced that it would close its Renaissance Place location after the holidays.

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This is also good news for moviegoers, as the Highland Park Theatre is likely to remain shuttered until the property is handed over, which could be a while.

“Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema has been a terrific location for us and we look forward to serving our Highland Park and North Shore communities with the finest in film entertainment and amenities for years to come,” Landmark Theatres CEO Ted Mundorff said in a statement.

The lease renewal will be accompanied by major upgrades to all five theater screens, which will be converted to digital technology, according to a news release issued by Renaissance Place asset manager Metzler Real Estate. The theater upgrade means you'll soon be able to see 3D movies in Highland Park.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Landmark Theatres and believe that their renewed commitment and investment in upgrading the overall theatre experience at Renaissance Place allows us the opportunity to offer a unique customer experience for the entire North Shore,” said Metzler Real Estate CEO Don Wise said.

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Bob Levi October 11, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I have yet to see a movie at RPT without leaving with a stiff neck - even sitting in the last row. Since many movies are over two hours long, I prefer stadium seating. Others have said the same thing about the RPT seating. I'd love to spend movie nights in HP and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants, but it's not going to happen. BTW - I can walk from my home, so the lack of adequate parkiing in the CBD isn't an issue.

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