The closed Regal Greece Ridge at The Mall at Greece Ridge has a new tenant: Apple Cinemas.
The mall’s owner, Wilmorite, announced Tuesday that it has struck a deal with the New England-based luxury cinema chain to take over the 60,265-square-foot space.
Renovation work will begin after obtaining the necessary permits, Wilmorite said in a statement.
It hasn’t said if the theater will remain a 12-screen venue or when Apple hopes to open.
Wilmorite said the theater will screen debut films and will function as a dining venue where moviegoers can order pub-style food from their seats.
It will be Apple Cinemas’ second location in the Rochester market.
Last summer, the company was announced as the new owner of the former Pittsford Cinema 9, which closed in June 2022.
Work is underway to transform this 27,452-square-foot space in Pittsford Plaza into an eight-screen dine-in theater with a bar serving alcoholic beverages.
The original plan was to open the store last fall with deluxe seating, 4K projection and Dolby ATMOS sound. Now Apple is looking into it sometime this summer.
The Pittsford Apple Cinemas location will be the company’s first in upstate New York and its 13thth in total.
Regal Greece Ridge closed on March 9 as part of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings initiated by Regal Entertainment Group’s ailing parent company, UK-based Cineworld Group.
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