- Owner: Cinemark USA
- Architect: The Beck Group
- Contractor: Reece Campbell
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineers: Envirodesign
- Commissioning Agent: Prater Engineering Associates
- LEED Consultant: The Beck Group
- Completion: July 2013
- Size: 59,021 sq. ft.
- Occupancy: 25 + Peak Visitors
- Use: Public Assembly: Entertainment/Culture
Cinemark’s Oakley Station is a 14 screen movie theater in Cincinnati, OH. The building includes 13 Next GenTM standard format digital movie auditoriums and one XDTM Extreme Digital Cinema premium large format auditorium. The concession stand is self-serve with cafeteria-style point of sale counters. Sustainable features include increased envelope efficiency, cool roof, bicycle storage, FEV charging stations and high-efficiency HVAC system among others.
To reduce pressure on undeveloped land, Cinemark selected a previously developed site where infrastructure and services were readily available. There are numerous community services located within a half mile of the project, helping further promote community connectivity. Locating the project in an area that is densely developed sustains established urban living, facilitates walkable cities and reduces urban sprawl.
The new building employs a number of integrated strategies to reduce its energy usage while providing for greater comfort level of occupants.
- Enhanced commissioning of the building’s mechanical, domestic hot water, lighting fixtures and controls ensures that the new building is operating for maximum efficiency to further reduce energy use.
- Additionally, once the building is operational, meters that track different energy uses will confirm that all systems are performing as designed and the building is tracking energy use as predicted.
- The building’s thermal control systems were designed to meet higher human comfort standards. The effectiveness of the system will be tested by administering occupant surveys and adjusted as needed.
- All Cinemark properties are non-smoking. Where appropriate smoking areas are designated at least 25’ from buildings are provided.
Cinemark’s commitment to recycling is exemplified throughout the building with dedicated recycling areas for paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, and cardboard items.
During construction, strategies outlined in the Indoor Air Quality Management Plan were strictly adhered to and monitored and Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content materials were installed to ensure a healthy building.
To reduce outdoor contaminants from being introduced into the building, permanent walk-off mats have been installed at all main entrances of the building keeping the quality of the indoor environment as clean as possible. In addition, MERV 13 filters were installed after construction to ensure a high level of filtration of the indoor air, resulting in a higher indoor air quality.