LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eclipse Theaters, joined by its construction and financing partners, local and state officials, and members of the Las Vegas community, hosted a ceremony to celebrate its groundbreaking on November 23rd, 2015. The planned $18+ million, eight-screen upscale venue in Downtown Las Vegas will provide a luxurious dinner-and-a-movie experience and is expected to commence operations in August 2017. The project is expected to be a boon to the local economy, providing new jobs and driving traffic to a resurgent downtown area that has been the focus of recent redevelopment efforts.
Construction on the theater, located on South 3rd St and Gass Avenue, began in September and was the culmination of a complex public-private financing process involving the successful utilization of the State of Nevada's New Market Tax Credit program. According to Nic Steele, Managing Director for Eclipse Theaters, "What we wanted to do is fill in the void, fill in the gaps, and really make a difference in Downtown Las Vegas. We listened to a lot of people and having a movie theater downtown is something we heard over and over again. I think Vegas is now seeing its next cycle come around and you're going to see more projects like this."
Many members of the local business and residential communities attended the ceremony to show their support for the project. A number of state and local dignitaries participated in the program including representatives from Councilman Bob Coffin's office and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman who spoke at length during the presentation. "Revitalizing the area between Fremont Street and Sahara Boulevard has been a priority for the city council in recent years. It's great for Downtown, and for Nic Steele and his group, along with everybody that helped it get funded," Goodman said. "Go Vegas!"
With construction underway, Eclipse Theaters announced that gift cards to the theater are already available for pre-sale at a 20% discount for a limited time. The Gift Cards can be used to purchase movie tickets, food and beverages in the theater, restaurant or concessions areas. Additionally, a wide range of opportunities for businesses to secure sponsorships with the theater was announced, including auditorium and box-suite naming rights. Gift card and sponsorship information can be found on the website or via the following link:
ABOUT ECLIPSE THEATERS
Based in Downtown Las Vegas, Eclipse Theaters will be a 72,000 square-foot 3-story theater complex that includes 540 luxury seats in eight theaters, a 3,600 square foot lounge / restaurant / bar with outdoor patio on the second floor and VIP / Event space on the third floor. This revolutionary new theater concept will be more intimate than the typical multiplex theater, offering a chef-driven menu, seat-side dining and a full bar with an extensive wine list.
SOURCE Eclipse Theaters