Arizona’s homegrown Harkins Theatres announces today the debut of the new their new flagship theatre, Camelview at Fashion Square. The highly anticipated theatre will open Thursday, December 17 followed by a weekend-long grand opening celebration.

Harkins’ new luxury cinema boasts 14 screens, which will allow Harkins to show a wider variety of independent, foreign and art films than ever before, alongside a curated selection of the very best wide-release films. Camelview at Fashion Square will also debut the Vérité Lounge, Harkins Theatres’ first ever in-lobby bar and lounge, featuring an indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace where moviegoers can enjoy cocktails, wine and beer, including local craft favorites.

Camelview at Fashion Square will also mark the debut of some new amazing amenities including:

• Harkins’ Ultimate Lounger™ – Harkins’ exclusive plush, leather electric recliner seats in all auditoriums

• Reserved seating in all auditoriums

• Harkins’ Lobby Café featuring espresso drinks, enticing desserts and savory small plates

• Architecturally minimalist modern movie palace décor infused with the spirit of the original Camelview

• State-of-the-art all digital projection and sound featuring two screens nearly the size of the Cine Capri

• Gourmet concession stand with an expanded menu including Harkins’ award-winning popcorn, and a variety of hot food items

“This theatre is a moviegoer’s dream come true,” said Dan Harkins, Owner and CEO of Harkins Theatres. “When my father built the original Camelview in 1973, he built the most modern, technically advanced theatre he could.  We wanted to honor that same goal with the new Camelview at Fashion Square,” continued Harkins.  “Independent, foreign, and art films are a part of our DNA, and we are thrilled to be able to continue and expand Camelview’s legacy to include even more films in a dazzling new venue.”

Guests are invited to enjoy the new Camelview at Fashion Square beginning Thursday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m. when Dan Harkins leads a ribbon cutting ceremony before the 7:00 p.m. premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Moviegoers are welcome to enjoy the following weekend-long events and giveaways:

Thursday, December 17 – Grand Opening of Camelview at Fashion Square

• 5:30 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Welcome with Dan Harkins

• The curtain will drop and unveil Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square

• 7:00 p.m. – Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

• Special Star Wars costumed character appearances

Thursday, December 17 – Sunday, December 20 – Grand Opening Weekend Giveaways:

• All ticketholders will receive a commemorative Camelview at Fashion Square coin and card that reveals a special prize. Every card is a winner and may be redeemed for items including Refreshments, Gift Cards, an iPad Mini, Movie Memorabilia and an Entire Year of FREE Movies.

• All ticketholders will receive a voucher for $4 off any item at Refreshments or the Café.