Ira Miller

Ira Miller, shown here outside the Pikes Theatre he has been operating since November 2013, plans to reopen Glen Burnie's Marley Station Movies 8 by early June. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo / October 31, 2013)

The eight-screen movie complex at Glen Burnie's Marley Station mall, closed since February, will re-open later this year under the management of Horizons Cinemas, which also operates the four-screen Rotunda Cinemas, eight-screen Beltway Movies and two-screen Pikes Theatre.

Ira Miller, owner of Horizons Cinemas, said he hopes to have the Marley Station Movies 8 open by early June. His plans for the theaters, which have a combined seating capacity of about 2,000, include new seats and draperies, along with new digital projection equipment, Miller said.

The movie theater at Marley Station opened in June 1987 and was originally operated by the United Artists theater chain. It had been owned by the Regal Entertainment Group since 1992.

In related news, Miller, who will move out of the Rotunda mall once plans for a luxury CineBistro there are realized, said he plans to continue operating the Rotunda Cinemas until at least May 2016.

In March, plans were announced for a luxury seven-screen movie theatre with upscale dining at the soon-to-be redeveloped Rotunda mall, to be operated by Alabama-based Cobb Theatres. The new complex would be built on what is now the mall's back parking lot, with the existing cinemas closing once the new theaters open.