Cinemark to Enhance Moviegoing in North Florida with 12-Screen Movie Theatre in The Pavilion at Durbin Park

Premium multiplex to open in northern St. Johns County just outside of Jacksonville, FL

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Cinemark Holdings, Inc., a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, announced today plans for an amenity-packed, 12-screen theatre at The Pavilion at Durbin Park, scheduled to open fall of 2019. Located approximately 20 minutes south of Jacksonville along I-95 in Northern St. Johns County, The Pavilion at Durbin Park is a joint-venture development between GATE Petroleum Company and Gatlin Development Company.

All 12 auditoriums at the Cinemark Durbin Park theatre will boast advanced technology and customer-preferred amenities including:

  • Cinemark XD auditorium - the number one, private label Premium Large Format (PLF) in the world;
  • Cinemark’s Luxury Loungers - electric-powered, plush, oversize recliners with footrests and cup holders in all auditoriums;
  • Reserved seating in all auditoriums with convenient online and kiosk ticketing;
  • An ultramodern viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems in all auditoriums;
  • 4K digital projection powered by Barco projectors with RealD 3D capability.

“Cinemark is proud to bring the ultimate moviegoing experience to The Pavilion at Durbin Park,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark CEO. “Our brand new theatre is sure to be a popular entertainment destination within this new lifestyle center, providing an unparalleled experience for the St. Johns County community.”

The Pavilion at Durbin Park is a mixed-use development opening in several phases in St. Johns County, the fastest growing county in Florida. In addition to the multiplex theatre, the Pavilion development phase features diverse retail stores and a variety of restaurants.

“We are pleased to welcome Cinemark to The Pavilion at Durbin Park,” said Frank Gatlin III, CEO and President of Gatlin Development. “Joining Walmart, Home Depot, Burlington and Petco, the theatre will anchor our family entertainment wing, which will have a collection of sit-down restaurants in a beautifully landscaped environment. With the completion of Florida Route 9B interchange and complementing the growth in St. Johns County, we are excited that our plans for this phase of our dynamic shopping and entertainment destination are coming to fruition.”

Moviegoers can get the most out of their experience by joining Cinemark Movie Club, a unique monthly membership program, offering ticket and concession discounts, along with other exclusive benefits for just $8.99, plus tax where applicable, per month.

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About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.:

Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 539 theatres with 5,998 screens in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and 12 other Latin American countries as of June 30, 2018. For more information go to

About Gatlin Development:

Gatlin Development Company, Inc. is a real estate investment corporation specializing in commercial real estate development, management and renovation. Founded by Frank C. Gatlin III in 1976, the privately held company has extensive experience in a broad range of development areas including single and multi-family residential, hotels, and retail shopping centers. Under the leadership of Frank C. Gatlin, III., the company has focused its efforts for the last 35 years on the development of more than 20 million square feet of retail shopping space across the United States featuring a variety of national and regional tenants. For more information go to

About GATE Petroleum Company:

Founded in 1960 by Herbert H. Peyton, GATE Petroleum Company is a heavily diversified company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. GATE operates in a variety of industries including retail convenience stores, car washes, fleet and fuel services, real estate, hospitality and construction materials. Today, the company’s retail operations include convenience stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. GATE Hospitality owns and operates four properties in Northeast Florida – the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, The Lodge and Club in Ponte Vedra, Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club in Jacksonville and the River Club in downtown Jacksonville. GATE Precast owns and operates nine concrete plants that specialize in structural and architectural precast concrete products. GATE Lands has developed significant commercial and residential land in Northeast Florida and is currently developing Durbin Park in St. Johns County, which will be the largest contiguous retail development in Northeast Florida. Additional information can be found at

Cinemark Theatres
Lanay Fournier-Stokes, 972-665-1680
Gatlin Development
Franklin C. Gatlin, III, CEO, 904-379-4774
GATE Petroleum Company
Drew Frick, President of Gate Lands, 904-448-2982

Source: Cinemark Holdings, Inc.