MIAMI-Metropolitan Miami, also known as The Met, is getting a12-screen boutique movie theater. The theater will anchor themixed-use community’s future Met Square entertainment complexthat’s set to break ground in 2011.

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MDM Development Group, developer of the Met, inked a deal forthe theater with Silverspot. Terms of the deal were notdisclosed.

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“Not only will we be giving residents and visitors to downtownMiami and Brickell easy access, for the first time, to anunparalleled movie-going experience, but we will be introducing thehighly-touted Silverspot luxury brand to the market,” says LyleStern, a broker at the Miami Beach-based Koniver Stern Group, theexclusive retail leasing representative of Metropolitan Miami. “Thetheater advances our mission of further developing this area ofDowntown Miami into an amenity-rich environment.”

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Silverspot has made a name for itself by developingdifferentiated movie-going experiences. No two Silverspot theatersare alike. Silverspot theaters are known for hosting the latestsound and projection technology, reserved stadium seating,extra-large hand stitched leather seats, hardwood flooring, customsound architectural sound panels, and marble and glassfinishes.

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Silverspot will also have a full kitchen, offering freshly madefoods, and a bar that serves wine and beer. Silverspot will offer alounge area for dining and a concession stand with options forhealth-conscious consumers. Silverspot will not only be debutingblockbusters and 3D extravaganzas, but independent and foreignfilms, facilitated by a highly-trained staff of professionals.

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Alyce Robertson, executive director at the Miami DowntownDevelopment Authority, tells GlobeSt.com that the addition of apremium movie theater in Downtown Miami is the latest sign that theurban core is coming of age as a vibrant 24/7 residential,commercial and entertainment district.

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“With roughly 70,000 people living in Downtown Miami today andanother 10,000 expected to move in by 2014, the cinema is amuch-desired amenity for area residents that further enhancesdowntown’s destination status,” Robertson says. “On the heels ofthe opening of the JW Marriott Marquis and Daniel Bouloud’s DBBistro Moderne, this news serves as yet another anchor to attractnational retail chains to Downtown Miami.”

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The mixed-use Metropolitan Miami complex, located at 333 and 345Avenue of the Americas, consists of Met 1, a residential tower thatis completed and almost fully-occupied; the Wells Fargo Center,which is the recently-renamed Met 2 office and hotel component ofThe Met; and Met 3, which will house Whole Foods Market along withparking and additional retail. The project is accessible from I-95,Brickell Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard, as well as the People Movermass transit system.

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