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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Multimillion Dollar Renovation of Country Club Hills Cinema Energizes the Community

Marcus Theatres® unveils a premier entertainment facility with all new amenities and creates more than 160 jobs

Milwaukee, October 25, 2016...Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), has transformed Country Club Hills Cinema into a state-of-the-art entertainment complex for the community to enjoy. Purchased earlier this year, the 16-screen, 85,000-square-foot facility was completely gutted during the construction process and reopened as a brand new theatre this month.

“The redevelopment of the movie theatre is a win-win for Country Club Hills,” said Mayor James W. Ford. “In addition to Marcus Theatres investing in the building renovation to create a premier entertainment experience, they have further invested in the community by creating more than 160 jobs. We appreciate their efforts in contributing to the successful revitalization of our neighborhood.”

Moviegoers at Marcus Country Club Hills Cinema will enjoy a variety of innovations, including DreamLoungerSM recliner seating in all 16 auditoriums with double the legroom between rows and the comforts of home. Guests can go from a seated upright position to a full recline at the touch of a button. Plus, reserved seating enables a convenient and stress-free experience upon arrival.

The theatre offers three premium, large-format (PLF) auditoriums, including the UltraScreen DLX® experience with a massive screen, and two SuperScreen DLX® auditoriums with oversized screens. Each has DreamLounger seating and Dolby® Atmos® multidimensional sound with speakers in the front, back and sides of the room and even along the ceiling for an immersive audio experience.

Guests in all three of the PLF auditoriums will also have the option for heated seating, which can be turned on or off with the simple push of a button. Country Club Hills Cinema is the third Marcus Theatres location, and the second in Illinois, to offer heated seats.

Outside the auditoriums, new amenities continue in the theatre lobby with two food and beverage concepts. The Take FiveSM Lounge provides a casual, relaxing environment where guests can mingle with a cocktail, appetizer or meal, before or after a movie. Beverages may also be taken into any auditorium to enjoy during a film. The Take Five at Country Club Hills is one of the company’s largest lounges, and can also act as a venue for group outings or for watching sporting events on an impressive 25-foot, wall-mounted screen.

The newest food concept from Marcus Theatres will become a key part of this theatre experience, as well. Reel Sizzle® serves up nostalgia with menu items inspired by classic Hollywood and the iconic diners of the 1950s. Americana fare like burgers, chicken tenders, crinkle cut fries with ‘sizzle seasoning’ and signature shakes, are prepared on a griddle behind the counter.

Those who prefer traditional movie theatre snacks like popcorn, candy, nachos, soft pretzel bites and fountain drinks will find a variety of options behind a brand new concessions counter. Additionally, everything else is new – from the lobby to the box office and the building exterior. Guests are sure to notice a big difference.

“Marcus Theatres is excited to join the Country Club Hills community,” said Rolando Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres. “With the opening of this new cinema, we’ve expanded our presence to six theatres and 100 total screens in the Chicagoland-area. We look forward to serving the community for years to come in this ultimate entertainment destination.”

For more information about Marcus Country Club Hills Cinema and to purchase tickets, visit

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquarered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is the leader in the lodging and entertainment industries with significant company-owned real estate assets. With the opening of Marcus Country Club Hills in Country Club Hills, Illinois, The Marcus Corporation's theatre division, Marcus Theatres, owns or manages 686 screens at 54 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. The company's lodging division, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. For more information, please visit the company's website at


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