Renovated Mall Ready for Holidays

Renovated Mall Ready for Holidays

ArcLight Cinema opens.

The renovated Westfield’s Montgomery Mall offers a state-of-the-art movie theater, a variety of new restaurants and dozens of stores just in time for Black Friday. The make-over enhancements include a food court that provides fresh sushi, salads, lobster rolls and more. Some of the new signature restaurants are The Cheesecake Factory, Cava, Aroma Café, Bobby’s Burger Palace and Bistro Sensations. Fast food includes Popeye’s, McDonald’s, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A and others.

The ArcLight Cinema offers reserved seats; outside the theater is a full-service bar, a pastry case filled with baked treats, a menu with a full selection of food items – and, of course, the standard movie fare, pop-corn, a soda and candy. Karen Davis of Bethesda said, “It’s a real treat to go to the movies here. No parking issues, the theater is comfortable, clean and modern – and we expect to return time after time. I like the fact that we can eat in comfort in the mall and attend the movie without fighting traffic and huge crowds. I’m so excited that it is very convenient to our home.”

The mall will also be offering a number of events for shoppers and diners. On Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1-4 p.m., the Rockville Brass Band will provide holiday entertainment in the new Dining Terrace in support of American Red Cross at Walter Reed. The in-center appearance is in preparation for their upcoming benefit concert with the Silver Spring Christmas Chorale on Dec 6 at 8 p.m.

Santa Claus is visiting the mall through Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Visit