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Inside Boston's new luxury movie theater in the Seaport District

By   –  Associate Managing Editor, Boston Business Journal

Starting today, Boston's newest movie theater, the Kerasotes ShowPlace Icon, will play a starring role as an anchor tenant in the massive One Seaport development in the Seaport District.

The luxury theater complex spans 44,000 square feet and features 10 auditoriums and seats 855 guests in total. Auditoriums range from the 131-seat ICON-X premium large format room to the more intimate 63-seat auditorium. It's the first ShowPlace Icon theater to open in Massachusetts, joining other locations in Chicago, Minneapolis and Secaucus, New Jersey.

The theater features all-laser projection and 4K laser projection in the ICON X theater; an immersive audio experience with Dolby speakers; wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens; and seat heaters that can be activated or deactivated.

The theater's Lobby Lounge offers guests a lounge menu, full bar and "dramatic views of the city," the company said. The lounge’s menu is prepared by an in-house chef "from its two-story, 16,000 square foot kitchen and emphasizes locally sourced products with sustainable farmers and artisans whenever possible," according to a release.

Other retail tenants in Boston's One Seaport includeMr. Sid, Peter Millar, Bonobos, lululemon athletica, The C.C. Filson, L.L.Bean, Warby Parker, For Now, Equinox, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Tuscan Kitchen, Luke’s Lobster, Caffé Nero, 75 on Courthouse Square, Seaport Barbers, sweetgreen, La Colombe, Scorpion Bar, The Grand and Bank of America.

The theater will be playing the following 2018 Oscar nominees this weekend: "Lady Bird", "The Shape of Water", "The Post", "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri", "Darkest Hour" and "I, Tonya."

At a combined 1.5 million square feet, the $600 million One Seaport Square development is the among the largest mixed-use projects in the city of Boston in at least three decades. The development features a combined 832 rental units across two towers — The Benjamin, a 22-story, 354-unit tower at 25 Northern Ave., and VIA, a 20-story, 478-unit tower at 5 Fan Pier Blvd.

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