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Boston's movie theater boom: New houses to triple city's number of screens

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Boston's building boom has extended to movie theaters. Four that are either under construction or planned will nearly triple the number of movie screens in the city, according to the Globe's Tim Logan.

Here's a map of where they're going.

As to why they're going up at all, credit downtown Boston's increasing ranks of both young professionals and empty-nesters. They are the target audience for the theaters, which will feature touches such as cocktail bars and priority seating and which will each be near hundreds of existing and new apartments and condos.

As one theater executive put it to Logan: "We were looking for places where people really enjoy getting out of the house. Boston definitely fits that bill."

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1. ArcLight at North Station

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Causeway St & Canal St
Boston, MA 02114
The more than 1.5 million-square-foot development on the site of the old Boston Garden will include a 15-screen theater.

2. Kerasotes ShowPlace Theaters

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Northern Ave & Fan Pier Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
A 10-screen cinema will be part of the massive Seaport Square development.

3. AMC South Bay

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8 Allstate Rd
Boston, MA 02118
A 12-screen theater with IMAX technology will be part of the 11-acre development adjacent to the South Bay Shopping Center.

4. Tremont Crossing Theater

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Tremont St & Whittier St
Boston, MA 02120
The developers behind the nearly 2 million-square-foot Tremont Crossing development are negotiating with a theater operator.

1. ArcLight at North Station

Causeway St & Canal St, Boston, MA 02114
The more than 1.5 million-square-foot development on the site of the old Boston Garden will include a 15-screen theater.
Causeway St & Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

2. Kerasotes ShowPlace Theaters

Northern Ave & Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
A 10-screen cinema will be part of the massive Seaport Square development.
Northern Ave & Fan Pier Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

3. AMC South Bay

8 Allstate Rd, Boston, MA 02118
A 12-screen theater with IMAX technology will be part of the 11-acre development adjacent to the South Bay Shopping Center.
8 Allstate Rd
Boston, MA 02118

4. Tremont Crossing Theater

Tremont St & Whittier St, Boston, MA 02120
The developers behind the nearly 2 million-square-foot Tremont Crossing development are negotiating with a theater operator.
Tremont St & Whittier St
Boston, MA 02120