Loews Alderwood Theatre

Loews Theatres teamed with General Growth Properties to create a state-of-the-art flagship theatre in Lynnwood, Washington. The project called for a design solution that would provide a high-profile entertainment image, minimize the loss of mall parking, and meet the needs for a very functional, highly efficient floor plan.

Alderwood Theatre is a 93,000-sf theatre and creates a strong visual image by utilizing a massing concept including a large-scale arched entry element and flanking vertical towers. The staggered arch form integrates continuous lighting coves to provide a striking visual.

To minimize the impact to mall parking, the theatre was raised to incorporate parking below and is accessed by dramatic curved entry stairs, outdoor escalators with a curvilinear glass canopy, and elevators. Theatre exiting is provided by a terrace at the perimeter.

A space-efficient floor plan and dramatic interior was created by utilizing an area below the stadium seating to form a free-flowing open streetscape for concessions.