A six-screen, 752-seat theater showing first-run discounted movies will open in mid-November in the Sun Valley Shopping Center in Glen Burnie.
The Sun Valley 6 is under construction as part of the remodeling of the center at the intersection of Mountain Road and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, said Ira Miller, president of Sun Valley Movie Theaters Inc., on Tuesday.
Sun Valley will feature stadium seating, surround sound and 3-D capability in two large and four smaller theaters. Miller plans to show mostly family-oriented movies and comedies that have completed their first-run airing, similar to the operation at Beltway Movies in Fullerton, which Miller owns.
Miller has owned and managed movie theaters in Maryland for 30 years, and said he plans to make the Sun Valley "the nicest theater that the Glen Burnie area has ever had."
He also owns Pikes Theatre in Pikesville and Marley Station Movies in Glen Burnie and currently operates the Rotunda Cinemas in Hampden, which is scheduled to be replaced by early 2016 by a seven-screen theater operated by the Alabama-based Cobb Theatres.
The Sun Valley center is in the midst of a remodeling by owner Crown Realty Development, including renovation of Geresbeck's Food Market, redesigned store facades and upgrades to lighting and parking.