The owner of Moorestown Mall announced Thursday it will build a 12-screen Regal movie theater slated to open in summer 2013 as part of a mall revitalization project.

The 56,000-square-foot Regal Moorestown Mall Stadium 12 & Regal Premium Experience will be twice the size of the United Artists theater it will replace, said Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. The custom-built theater with digital projectors, surround sound, 2D and RealD 3D, and stadium seating will be the first of its kind in the region, according to Regal Entertainment Group.

The project follows PREIT's successful effort earlier this year to obtain liquor licenses from Moorestown officials, a move that paved the way for the construction of new mall restaurants.    - Maria Panaritis