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ROCK RUN CROSSINGS BREAKS GROUND WITH NEWS OF FIRST TENANT
(Peoria, IL – March 22, 2019) – Cullinan Properties, Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony today for Rock Run Crossings, a 265-acre super-regional development located at the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Interstates 55 and 80 in Joliet, IL. Cullinan Properties’ Founding Partner and Chairman Diane Cullinan Oberhelman, confirmed that Regal is among the first anchors announced at Rock Run Crossings.
The event was attended by Cullinan Properties representatives and City of Joliet officials, as well as area and local business leaders. Cullinan Properties will continue initial clearing activities on the Rock Run Crossings site, including the demolition of the vacated house and barn structures. Construction at the site will begin in late Spring.
Regal was announced as one of the first tenants to commit to Rock Run Crossings. Regal is a leading motion picture exhibitor operating one of the largest theatre companies in the United States, and is part of the Cineworld Group, the second largest motion picture exhibitor in the world.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new development at Rock Run Crossings and to bring the latest immersive theatre technology to Joliet,” said Jerry Grewe, Vice President of Real Estate at Regal. “We pride ourselves in offering top-of-the-line moviegoing experiences, and the city’s thriving entertainment culture makes Joliet the perfect home for Regal’s latest theatre.”
The 70,000+ SF Regal Cinema will contain 16 screens and some of the newest cinema technologies available, including 4DX and ScreenX theatre and entertainment experiences. 4DX auditoriums stimulate all five senses by utilizing high-tech motion seats and special effects (including wind, fog, lightning, bubbles, water rain and scents) in synchrony with the action on screen to create an exhilarating cinematic experience. ScreenX is a multi-projection immersive experience that creates 270-degree viewing by expanding the scene onto the theatre’s side walls, transforming the film into an immersive and realistic first-hand experience.
“Regal will provide an exciting, new state-of-the-art movie-going experience to the Joliet area, as well as a great number of jobs once it is opened and operating,” said Joliet Mayor, Bob O’Dekirk. “The positive economic impact Regal and the entire Rock Run Crossings development will have on this area will provide both short and long-term positive impacts on the region,” stated O’Dekirk.
“We are very pleased to partner with Regal and provide such a strong entertainment anchor for Rock Run Crossings. Regal offers a premier theater experience – one that will greatly complement the character of the development,” said Diane Cullinan Oberhelman of Cullinan Properties, Ltd. “Rock Run Crossings is beginning to take shape, with ongoing tenant deals completed, many of which are confidential, and we look forward to sharing those announcements in 2019,” stated Cullinan Oberhelman.
Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,219 screens in 551 theatres in 43 states along with American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam and Saipan as of January 31, 2019. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit provides its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience. We are committed to being “The Best Place to Watch a Movie!” Additional information is available on Regal’s website at www.REGmovies.com.
About Rock Run Crossings
Owned and developed by Cullinan Properties, Ltd., Rock Run Crossings is an exciting 265-acre super-regional development site located at the gateway to Chicagoland with excellent highway visibility and over 1 million square feet of dedicated mixed-use space. Anchored by Regal, the mixed-use development will include additional entertainment, retail, hotels, office/medical and multi-family. For more information, visit RockRunCrossings.com.
About Cullinan Properties
Cullinan Properties, Ltd. is a leading provider of real estate services specializing in commercial and mixed-use developments and acquisitions. With offices in Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO, Cullinan Properties is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office, governmental and medical properties throughout the United States, including Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Georgia and Texas. For additional information about Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit CullinanProperties.com.