And so it begins. With the opening this week of the 15-screen Cinemark movie multiplex, Towson will get a look at the first wave of visitors drawn by nearly $800 million due in new investment that will transform the town center of the county seat of government. The theater is the first in a series of density-boosting projects.
The new Cineplex is equivalent in size to the multiscreen movie emporiums in Hunt Valley and White Marsh, but with a crucial difference. Those suburban theaters are surrounded by ample free surface parking, which is what moviegoers in Baltimore County are accustomed to. In Towson, film fans arriving by car might try to find street parking, but will mostly have to pay to use a garage.