Rouse Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RSE), a national owner and operator of regional enclosed malls, today announced it has entered into a lease agreement with AMC Theatres® to open a 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art 10-screen theatre at Chula Vista Center located in Chula Vista, Calif., a submarket of San Diego. The new theatre is scheduled to open summer 2014.
Chula Vista Center serves a densely populated community of over one million people and is one of the premier shopping destinations in the South Bay region of San Diego. The mall underwent an extensive cosmetic renovation in 2012 that included upgrades to its common areas and the addition of an outdoor fireplace with comfortable lounge seating, shaded bistro-style seating areas with landscape borders and colorful umbrellas, a children’s play area and free Wi-Fi throughout the center.
“We are excited to bring an exceptional entertainment tenant like AMC to Chula Vista Center where consumers can enjoy AMC’s unique movie going experience in a fun, comfortable and upscale environment,” said Andrew Silberfein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rouse Properties. “Securing another high profile tenant like AMC reflects the significant leasing momentum we have enjoyed at Chula Vista Center since completing its renovation. Chula Vista Center offers a unique shopping experience by bringing together entertainment tenants, a leading line up of exciting restaurants along with top fashion retailers.”
The 875,000 square foot Chula Vista Center is conveniently located just seven miles from both downtown San Diego and the Mexican border and is anchored by Macy’s, jcpenney, Burlington Coat Factory and Sears. The mall includes specialty retailers such as Victoria’s Secret, Express, Aeropostale and Bath & Body Works. Chula Vista Center’s appealing dining options include BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Panera Bread, Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Buffalo Wild Wings.About Rouse Properties, Inc. Rouse is a publicly traded real estate investment trust headquartered in New York City and founded on a legacy of innovation and creativity. Among the country's largest publicly traded regional mall owners, the Company's geographically diverse portfolio spans the United States from coast to coast, and includes 32 malls in 19 states encompassing over 21.5 million square feet of space. For more information, visit www.rouseproperties.com.