Cinemark Cinema

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer

The Cinemark in Downey, CA opened to the public on Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, according to a recently issued press release by the company. Formerly the location of the Apollo Space Mission and Downey Studios, the state-of-the-art movie theater is situated in the Promenade at Downey on Apollo Way.


It opened playing various movies, the most prominent being Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Peanuts Movie, and The Good Dinosaur.


The new 14-screened theater will attract customers with its Luxury Lounger recliners and cafeteria-style concession stand.


Students at Downey High school are anticipating attending the movie theater, one of whom is Alicia Garcia, 11.


“I’ve never been to the Cinemark, just the Krikorian,” Garcia said, “but I’m definitely going to the Cinemark in the future.”


On the first Saturday of Winter break, junior, Andrew Bilodeau watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the new Cinemark.


“The Cinemark was really cool! I guess Star Wars may have made me like it even more,” Bilodeau said, “but it’s definitely a nice theater with good snacks and drinks and stuff.”


The cinematic corporation is the third largest in the country, established by 334 theatres and 4,489 screens in 41 states, including the new addition to Downey.


“People should go to Cinemark because Cinemark is the best,” Vanessa, a Cinemark employee, said, “What makes Cinemark the best is their XD theater, which is our Extreme Digital.”


Downey’s increasing populace and welcoming atmosphere are sure to provide plenty of eager customers accompanied by family or friends anticipating watching a film while grubbing on appetizing refreshments.