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SILVER SPRING, MD-Edwards Theaters has dropped its plans to run a theater in a major Downtown revitalization project for Silver Spring.The news has sent the project’s developer, Peterson Cos. of Fairfax, Va., talking to other theater chains to fill the space.

Theaters are typically seen as anchor tenants for such retail-intensive projects, because they draw crowds that will support other retail tenants.

California-based Edwards is one of several theater chains having difficulty now in the overcrowded theater business.

Muvico Theaters of Fort Lauderdale, FL is the most likely replacement prospect, sources say.

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