Cinemark's new 14-screen, all-digital cinema at Oakley Station will be both a new experience for moviegoers and a focal point for the 74-acre mixed-use development surrounding it.

Slated to open in late summer, the Cinemark Oakley Station will feature the company's NextGen design. Each auditorium will showcase large, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens, enhanced sound systems with higher quality speakers and 7.1 capable digital surround sound and 100 percent digital projection.

All 14 auditoriums, with various seating capacities, will feature stadium seating with plush, high-backed, rocker-style seats and flip-up cup holder armrests. The cinema will also have cutting edge amenities such as self-serve concessions allowing customers to select and customize their freshly popped popcorn and Coca-Cola fountain beverage.

The largest theater in the complex, the Cinemark Extreme Digital Cinema, will have the largest screen and each week feature the newest movie releases.

The cinema will also feature more than just movies. As part of its regular programming, it will include unique all-digital entertainment, athletic events and show classic films as part of its regular programming.

"The idea is to create an environment with digital that you can't replicate at home," said James Meredith, vice president of marketing for the Dallas-based theater chain.

In addition to online and kiosk ticketing, Cinemark Oakley Station will feature a birthday party room and lots of free parking.

Cinemark also recently acquired 32 Rave Cinemas around the country for $240 million including the Rave multiplexes at 5870 Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati, 500 Rivers Edge Drive in Milford, and 7860 Mall Road in Florence.

But Cinemark isn't the only development on the rails at Oakley Station. Located on what was once the Cincinnati Milacron Inc. complex, the $100 million Oakley Station by developer Vandercar Holdings will encompass retail, residential and entertainment features.

Cincinnati City Council recently approved a 145,000 square-foot Kroger Marketplace store that will be the focal point of the 200,000 square feet of retail development.

Oakley Station is likely to draw retailers that share a customer base with the existing Target, Meijer and Sam's Club stores at the adjacent Center of Cincinnati development.

Mike Hallonen, partner with Edge Real Estate Group, which is marketing the retail-entertainment portion of Oakley Station, said he is working with more dozen retailers interested in Oakley Station.

"The Boulevards of Oakley Station" is a 302-unit luxury apartment complex under construction by Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties. The seven three-story apartment buildings will include one and two-bedroom units and amenities such as a resort-style pool and deck, fitness center, clubroom, business center and a game room — 8,000 square feet of indoor common space. Future plans also call for 300,000 square feet of office space.

Cinemark Oakley Station is located on Disney Avenue, off exit 8A, Ridge Avenue-South of Interstate 71. For more information go to www.cinemark.com.