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Loeks Theatres planning expansion into Grand Rapids Arena South District

Another mixed-use development project is in the works for downtown Grand Rapids that includes a movie theater.

Grand Rapids Arena South District will expand yet again feeding city dweller desires for entertainment. 616 Development is partnering with Loeks Theatres constructing a mix-use project including apartments and a multi-screen movie theater.

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. which manages the Downtown Development Authority says it has been working over the past four years to bring a theater project to the entertainment district. The DDA owns a portion of the property to be developed.

MiBiz reports this is a $140 million project with Celebration Cinema investing $100 million into a nine-screen movie theater called Studio C! located at Oakes and Cherry Streets.

The project will also include retail space and an outdoor plaza.

The DDA board will take a closer look at the proposed project Friday.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.    

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.