Shaquille O’Neal Plans AC Entertainment Complex

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal wants to build a movie theater and entertainment complex in Atlantic City according to a report posted on October 25.

City Director of Planning & Development Keith Mills said the project would consist of seven-screen movie theater, bowling alley, roller-skating rink, restaurant, shops and parking located one block from the beach and Revel and Showboat casinos. That means Bella residents would gain a great new recreational asset right next door! The 7.9-acre site is within the Atlantic City Tourism District and is the only remaining portion of the Uptown Urban Renewal Tract for which a redeveloper has not been named. New Brunswick-based Boraie Development partnered with O’Neal on CityPlex 12, a movie theater in Newark and is reportedly involved in the Atlantic City proposal. “They are serious about coming to Atlantic City,” Mayor Lorenzo Langford said.

Shaq was born in Newark and has invested in community improvement initiatives in New Jersey for many years.