This week another piece of the redevelopment of downtown Towson falls into place as a 90,000-square-foot, 15-screen Cinemark theater ushers in its first moviegoers Thursday.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Towson Square and the theater are part of an estimated $800 million in private investment that is revitalizing Towson, including the new 52,000-square-foot LA Fitness facility that replaced the old eight-screen AMC theater in Towson Commons.

The $20 million theater — the anchor of the 150,00-square-foot Towson Square development — is less than a quarter-mile from one of the region’s largest malls, Towson Town Center. Another nearby development, Towson Row, which includes 100,000 square feet of retail space and 350 apartment and condominium units, is set to break ground next year.

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