Coming soon to Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard: a 10-screen movie theater.
AMC Theatres plans to open a movie theater in a massive development going up at the former University of Colorado hospital site along Colorado Boulevard.
9th Avenue (Denver) Land LLC, a joint venture between Continuum Partners and CIM Group, announced Monday that AMC and five retail tenants leased space in the development, dubbed 9th and Colorado after the nearby intersection.
The AMC theater will comprise 44,000 square feet on Albion Street between Eighth Avenue and the yet-to-be-built 8th Place, the developer said.
Just west of the theater, at the northeast corner of Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Zoe’s Kitchen and Postino WineCafe have signed on for space.
It will be the second location in Denver for each of the chains, although Zoe’s Kitchen, which serves Mediterranean food, has additional locations in the suburbs.
Rounding out the retail tenants announced by the developer Monday are Chase Bank and Bellco Credit Union, which will open along Colorado Boulevard.
The first residential component of the development – a 275-unit, nine-story apartment building called Theo – will welcome its first residents this month, the developer said. A second, 319-unit residential property is under construction.
The 26-acre project is expected to comprise about 2 million square feet of development once complete.
The former hospital was demolished earlier this decade; only a parking garage, former nurse’s dormitory and “research bridge” across Ninth Avenue were left standing.