The Sports Authority Opens August 6 at Randhurst Village

The Sports Authority, coming soon at 1033 N Elmhurst Rd in Mount Prospect has plans to open on Friday, August 6, 2010. The building faces west toward Elmhurst Road, just south of Bed, Bath and Beyond. The new sports store is basically a move from the old Arlington Heights location on Rand Road just West of Arlington Heights Road.

Jersey Mike’s, Five Guys, Chipotle Mexican Grill and T-Mobile have already opened at Randhurst Village. PNC Bank, PetSmart and The Hampton Inn have signed leases with plans to open within the year or two. The plans for the PetSmart location put the new store at the current theater, which is being replaced by a new state-of-the-art theater.

A new approximately 2,000 seat theatre will anchor the Mainstreet section of Randhurst Village — replacing the existing 16-plex at Randhurst. Groundbreaking for the new theater was Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

AMC Randhurst-12 will be the company’s first LEED certified theatre incorporating several elements of environmentally sustainable design ranging from the use of locally sourced materials for construction, energy conservation through the use of efficient mechanical systems with no harmful discharge of CFCs into the environment, and water conservation through the use of low-flow fixtures among several other sustainable initiatives.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Construction for a state-of the-art movie theater is underway. AMC Randhurst-12 will be representative of AMC’s newest state of the art theatre design.

Theater features:
Comfortable lounge-style seating areas in each auditorium for families and groups to enjoy their entertainment experience;

State-of-the-art 4K digital projection in all auditoriums including 3D screens and live broadcast capabilities in several auditoriums.

One auditorium with a special, large-format screen presentation designed with the latest in digital projection and an upgraded sound system; and

Innovations in concession design offering a retail environment for the guest with an extensive variety of customized food and beverage choices.

AMC Randhurst-12 is expected to open to the public in May 2011.

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