Richard Verrier of the LA Times had the story exclusively a few days ago. Today, ArcLight Cinemas is making it official.

For its first expansion move outside Southern California, the chain has selected an east coast city used as a filming location for Dave, True Lies and several Woody Allen shoots. Per today’s announcement:

ArcLight Cinemas executed a lease today that will open a new location in Bethesda, MD… Construction on the theater in the Westfield Montgomery will begin in early 2013, with the grand opening set for 2014.

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