Plans for a $150 million mixed-use retail and office complex on the Commencement Bay waterfront took more specific shape today as a Texas-based cinema company announced plans for a nine-screen multiplex at the center of the development.
The new cinema will be the first new theater complex built in Tacoma in more than two decades. Meanwhile, the city has had several existing theaters close. One, the Lincoln Plaza, was converted with a fitness center. Another, the Tacoma Mall Twin, was demolished and replaced by a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. A third, the Central, was converted into a church.