Citadel Mall is a regional 1,117,380 square feet (103,808 m2) shopping mall located in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Opened in 1981 and serving a trade area population of 618,453 (2007), the mall features more than 100 stores, including five anchor stores: Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears and Target. It is managed by CBL & Associates Properties.
The Richard E. Jacobs Group added a Food Court and completely remodeled the mall's interior in the early 2000s. Shortly thereafter, Jacobs divested the majority of its mall portfolio and sold Citadel Mall to CBL & Associates Properties. CBL added a sixth anchor store to the mix in 2005 - Dick's Sporting Goods on an outparcel next to the mall's freestanding six screen AMC Theaters.
New IMAX Cinema Megaplex
On April 8, 2008, AMC Theaters announced that it was closing its Citadel Mall Cinema 6 after the final showing on Sunday, April 13, 2008. AMC also announced plans to close its Northwoods Mall Cinema 8 on the same date.
The cinema was originally built as a part of the General Cinemas chain which later was sold to AMC Theaters. General Cinemas had announced plans to demolish and replace the Citadel Mall Cinema 6 with a huge new multiplex featuring stadium seating and Dolby surround sound to be built on a vacant parcel of land behind the existing cinemas. With the sale to AMC these plans never materialized. On April 12, 2008 it was announced that the property was acquired by Southeast Cinema Entertainment of Charlotte, North Carolina. It was reopened temporarily until September 2008 when the current cinema building was demolished. It was replaced by a state of the art sixteen screen megaplex known as Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16 with several screens dedicated to art films and featuring stadium-style seating with leather seats, 3-D and IMAX capabilities, and a bistro satellite featuring an upscale menu. The new IMAX megaplex opened October 2, 2009.
Belk (189,892 sq ft (17,642 m2))
Dillard's (186,455 sq ft (17,322 m2))
JCPenney (129,790 sq ft (12,058 m2))
Sears (120,816 sq ft (11,224 m2))
Target (125,381 sq ft (11,648 m2))
Little Athens Gyros
Sbarro The Italian Eatery
Sesame Burgers and Beer (coming soon)
Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16 (freestanding)
Dick's Sporting Goods (freestanding)
Red Lobster (freestanding)