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Pinkberry, Cinema de Luxe Coming to Newton's Chestnut Hill Shopping Center

WS Development announced Friday the National Amusements Cinema will be a Cinema de Luxe, and teased two other stores coming to the shopping center.

Pinkberry, Cinema de Luxe Coming to Newton's Chestnut Hill Shopping Center Pinkberry, Cinema de Luxe Coming to Newton's Chestnut Hill Shopping Center

Pinkberry will soon be joining the line-up of stores in the revamped Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, joining , which announced it was coming to Chestnut Hill last week, .

In an email sent Friday afternoon, WS Development Director of Corporate Marketing David Fleming told Patch that the frozen yogurt shop is coming in addition to Bernard's restaurant and a Cinema de Luxe.

The new tenants will be located in a new, 115,000-square-foot building .

Pinkberry, a high-end frozen yogurt shop from the West Coast, also has locations in Cambridge and Boston's Back Bay. Bernard's is currently located in the .

The shops are expected to open in Spring of 2013, following the Cinema de Luxe, which is scheduled to open in March 2013, and Sports Club/LA, slated for Janury 2013. 

In an earlier interview, WS Development indicated that the new National Amusements theatre located a few doors down.

More details are available in the following press release from WS Development:


Six-Screen, Luxury Complex with High-End Dining Experience to Open March 2013

Moviegoers will soon be able to experience the next level of movie theatres as National Amusements announced plans to open a six-screen, Cinema de Lux at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center in March of 2013. TheCinema de Lux will feature an overall luxurious experience including, high-end, full service restaurant, premium reserved seating and upscale, in-theatre, at-your-seat dining throughout the entire complex.

“We’re looking forward to bringing an unparalleled movie going and dining experience toChestnut Hill,” said Shari Redstone, President of National Amusements. “We are thrilled once again to work with WS Development, a great partnership that has proven very successful.”

The cinema complex will be developed at the former Macy’s site, utilizing over 40,000-square-feet and including a yet-to-be-announced restaurateur. The theatre lobby will also include a full bar and lounge featuring a menu of specialty foods and innovative signature cocktails. 

“We’re excited to continue our partnership and National Amusements and are pleased to welcome Cinema de Lux to the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center,” said Jeremy Sclar, President, WS Development. “The state-of-the-art cinema will bring a dynamic new dimension to our project, further contributing to the transformation of this iconic property in the heart of Chestnut Hill.”

National Amusements and WS Development are joint venture partners at Legacy Place (Dedham, MA), which features Showcase Cinema de Lux. In addition, National Amusements operates Cinema de Lux at The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley (Millbury, MA), a WS Development property.

The addition of Cinema de Lux is part of a major redevelopment at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, which will expand to 406,000-square-feet. The Sports Club/LA and Shake Shack, along with and other best-in-class retailers and restaurants will begin opening early 2013.


National Amusements, Inc. is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 950 movie screens in the U.S., U.K., and Latin America. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Multiplex, and Cinema de Lux brands. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service, MovieTickets.com, and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation. Visit them at www.showcasecinemas.com


The Chestnut Hill Shopping Center offers a variety of exceptional shopping and dining destinations, including Legal Sea Foods, Aquitaine, Star Market, The Container Store, City Sports, The Cottage, The Urban Grape, and more. As part of a major redevelopment currently underway, existing retailers will be joined by National Amusements’ Cinema de Lux, The Sports Club/LA, Shake Shack, and other best-in-class retailers and restaurants, which will begin opening in early 2013. The 406,000-square-foot Chestnut Hill Shopping Center is conveniently located along Route 9 and between Hammond Street and Hammond Pond Parkway and is adjacent to The Mall at Chestnut Hill. For more information, visit  www.chestnuthillshoppingcenter.com


Owner and operators of the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, WS Development is one of the largest privately owned retail development firms in the country. Based in Chestnut Hill, MA, WS Development has been a leader in the acquisition, development, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties since 1981. Its diverse portfolio consists of more than 80 properties totaling over 17 million square feet of retail space. For more information, visit  www.wsdevelopment.com.

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