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SSE Project News

Stadium Seating Enterprises continues to dominate the EPS stadium seating market and grow throughout North America. We have now added international clients such as VUE Cinemas and The Light Group to our list of satisfied customers and continue to gain notoriety in that market.

Below are some key projects completed for some of our largest Cinema operators in the world. We are proud to call most of these clients repeat customers and look forward to gaining new ones as well.

ArcLight Cinema 14, Chicago, IL

SSE has been awarded the contract to provide the PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser System for the stadium seating for the new “ground-up” ArcLight Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL. ArcLight said the theater will serve as an integral component of the New City project which will feature more than 600,000 square-feet of shopping, dining, and residential development. The 14-screen theatre in Chicago will feature ArcLight’s signature amenities, reserved seating, a commercial-free environment and extra-wide stadium seating. The theater also will include a full bar and guests 21 years and over can enjoy wine, beer and cocktails in the designated 21+ lounge and during select screenings.

According to Business Wire…For more than 10 years, ArcLight Cinemas has redefined the movie-going experience for California residents, by presenting films the way filmmakers intended them to be seen.

Cape Cod Church, Falmouth, MA

In a recent interview with Worship Facilities Design Magazine, Gene Knowles, AIA, the project architect stated that the cost of construction of the new church was offset by the direct participation of some of the congregation in the building process. He said, “Significant Savings was realized by changing the stadium seating support from steel for large foam blocks. Volunteers were able to assist in the foam block installation and recognize an overall savings in the $65,000 range.”

According to the Cape Cod Wave…“It’s massive,” said Frank Kilduff, a member of Cape Cod Church and a volunteer helping with the construction. “It’s a huge undertaking. I’m just amazed that all the parts are going together.” The “entrepreneurial” Cape Cod Church, aka the Cape Cod Baptist Church, which started…

Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn, NY

The new seven screen Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, NY will be located at City Point, a new 1.8 million square foot mixed-use project that is being developed by Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners. This is the sixth Alamo Drafthouse project to use SSE’s PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser System for ease of installation.

According to, “The new facility will be called the Alamo Drafthouse City Point and will feature seven screens of new releases, repertory programming and the Alamo’s signature films in both 35mm and digital formats. This joins two other under construction New York City-area Drafthouses, but it won’t be opening until late 2015…”

Cinemark Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, CA

The new Cinemark Playa Vista is a state of the art nine screen cinema with luxury reserved seating on the upper level with a private bar and lounge area. This is the thirty second project SSE has done for Cinemark throughout the nation. SSE is currently doing five additional Cinemark/Century projects in California.

According to the LA Times, “The new theater is housed in the $260-million project called Runway at Playa Vista that is designed to be the commercial and social heart of the planned community. The project has been under construction for more than a decade on land once controlled by aviation mogul Howard Hughes south of Marina Del Rey…”

Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley, CA

The new Studio Movie Grill in Simi Valley, CA is a ten screen cinema complex with full food and beverage services. This is SSE’s eighth project for Studio Movie Grill with other locations currently underway in Lewisville and Plano, TX.

According to Film Journal International “With the help of our lending partner, Goldman Sachs, Studio Movie Grill is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to establish the brand across the country,” said founder and CEO Brian Schultz. “We have created a modern and relaxing alternative to the traditionally frenzied movie going experience. Courteous table side service, coupled with the best available technology, and an eclectic, fresh and made-to-order menu have all contributed to positioning SMG as the unquestioned leader in our segment…”

ShowBiz Cinemas, Baytown, TX

The new ground-up ShowBiz Cinema in Baytown, TX is a ten screen state of the art cinema and fourteen lanes of bowling. This is SSE’s second concurrent project with ShowBiz Cinemas.

According to the Houston Cornicle, “ShowBiz Cinemas also announced a new Lindale, Texas, location on Oct. 27. All four locations will include the company’s SDX (Superior Digital Experience) screens, digital projection with 3-D capabilities, oversized leather seating and digital sound. They will also include self-serve concession areas and a full café and bar, which will offer moviegoers and bowlers an expanded menu featuring…”

iPic Intercostal Mall, North Miami Beach, FL

SSE is pleased to announce our seventh project for iPic Entertainment. This eight screen, 40,000 SF project is a luxury retrofit of an existing theatre. SSE has completed other projects for iPic Entertainment in Redmond, WA; Austin, TX; Fairview, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Westwood, CA.

According to the Miami Herald, “Beginning next year, movie-goers in North Miami Beach will be able to sip cocktails and order gourmet food as they watch a new release, wrapped in blankets in cushy, reclining leather chairs. Boca Raton-based iPic Theaters said it has signed a lease with South Florida developer Dezer Development to build a new eight-screen, 40,000-square-foot luxury Movie Theater in North Miami Beach’s Intracoastal Mall.

“The level of luxury that is associated with the iPic theaters will further complement the Eastern Shores lifestyle options