AMC Randhurst-12 To Be First LEED Certified Theatre

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Public Invited To Ground Breaking May 18, 2010.

For many years Randhurst was a shopping and entertainment destination for the northwest suburbs and the redevelopment will return it to that status.

The redevelopment of Randhurst Mall continues with the ground breaking for the new state of the art AMC Randhurst-12. This follows the successful openings of Jersey Mike’s, Five Guys, Chipotle Mexican Grill and T Mobile and the announcements of the lease signings of The Sports Authority, Pei Wei Asian Diner, PNC Bank, PetSmart, and The Hampton Inn.

“There is a resurgence in the Chicago real estate market and the successful development of Randhurst Village is a perfect example,” according to Brett Hutchens, President, Casto Southeast Realty Services LLC. Mr. Hutchens added, “For many years Randhurst was a shopping and entertainment destination for the northwest suburbs and the redevelopment will return it to that status.”

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony which will occur at 9:00 am, Tuesday, May 18th at the site of the new theatre. Representatives from AMC Theatres, Casto, JP Morgan and the Village of Mt. Prospect will be in attendance. The approximately 2,000 seat theatre will anchor the Mainstreet section of Randhurst Village and will replace the existing 16-plex at Randhurst.

AMC Randhurst-12 will be the company’s first LEED certified theatre incorporating several elements of environmentally sustainable design ranging from the use of locally sourced materials for construction, energy conservation through the use of efficient mechanical systems with no harmful discharge of CFCs into the environment, and water conservation through the use of low-flow fixtures among several other sustainable initiatives.

AMC Randhurst-12 will be representative of AMC’s newest state of the art theatre design and will include features such as:

  •      Comfortable lounge-style seating areas in each auditorium for families and groups to enjoy their entertainment experience;
  •      State-of-the-art 4K digital projection in all auditoriums including 3D screens and live broadcast capabilities in several auditoriums.
  •      One auditorium with a special, large-format screen presentation designed with the latest in digital projection and an upgraded sound system; and
  •      Innovations in concession design offering a retail environment for the guest with an extensive variety of customized food and beverage choices.

AMC Randhurst-12 is expected to open to the public in May 2011.

About Randhurst Village
Randhurst Village is the exciting redevelopment of Randhurst Mall creating an open-air mixed-use center. Scheduled to open in 2011, the dynamic village will feature over 1 million square feet of retail and office space. Visit http://www.castolp.com for more information.

About CASTO
CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of commercial shopping centers and multi-family residences, office buildings and corporate parks. CASTO’s growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property and nearly 4,000 residential units located primarily throughout the Midwestern and southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. CASTO currently has more than three million square feet of retail in development. To learn more about CASTO call (888) 400-0878 or visit http://www.castoinfo.com.

Media Contact:                             
Sarah C. Benson                            
614.744.3410                            
SBenson (at) castoinfo (dot) com

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