Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square in Scottsdale


Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square opened Thursday evening. The 14-screen cinema offers more art, foreign, independent films, and the hottest wide-release movies than any other theater in Phoenix.

Inside what appears to be an ordinary commercial walk-in freezer lies an extraordinary movie experience. Dan Harkins, the owner of the Harkins Theatres chain, invited ABC15 for a tour.


Harkins Moonlight Cinema in Scottsdale provides an open-air cinematic experience like no other – situated on its rooftop adjacent to Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square and featuring state-of-the-art digital projection, massive outdoor screens, comfortable reclining beach chairs under a moonlit sky. Enjoy world-class upcoming movie releases in an intimate environment.

Dan Harkins, the owner of the largest privately owned movie theater chain in Arizona, provided ABC15 with an exclusive tour of his one-of-a-kind private screening room hidden behind what looks like a commercial walk-in freezer at Harkins Camelview theater at Scottsdale Fashion Square. This “Freezer” can host 24 guests for an intimate screening experience.

This theater opened its doors as a twin cinema at Camel View Plaza Mall and later amalgamated into Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, eventually expanding to five screens.


Harkins offers delectable snacks and beverages, from popcorn and sodas to cookies and ice cream. But for something more substantial, they also offer gourmet food items like their Big Screen Burger and artisan flatbreads.

This theatre boasts a unique, one-of-a-kind private screening room called The Freezer. Dan Harkins, the owner of this amazing theater, invited ABC15 into this secret screening room that appears similar to an ordinary stainless-steel commercial freezer but features 16 Ultimate Lounger seats and in-theatre food service for an unforgettable movie-watching experience – you won’t be let down here.


Harkins Theaters have earned themselves a stellar reputation throughout California for providing superior movie-going experiences, with fans regularly complimenting them on their delicious popcorn. Furthermore, Harkins plays an active role in its community by hosting film festivals and supporting various local charities.

Harkins Theatres merged two of their former theaters into the Camelview at Fashion Square 14 in December 2015, offering many amenities, including luxurious leather reclining seats and reserved seating; 14 wall-to-wall screens; gourmet concessions featuring artisan foods, an upscale lobby cafe serving espresso drinks and desserts, gourmet concessions stand featuring gourmet foods; gourmet concessions stand featuring gourmet foods, an upscale lobby cafe serving espresso drinks and desserts, Verite Lounge offering wine, craft beer cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as Verite Lounge offering wines, craft beer cocktails, and elevated non-alcoholic drinks!

Location Easily accessible, this mall features an accessible parking garage located directly beneath.


Harkins Fashion Square hosts various events, including comedy shows, improv performances, and magic shows. Some events are free, while others require purchasing tickets; private rental options are also available at this venue.

The theatre offers various recliners for comfortable viewing and food and beverages to accompany each movie showing. Popular items at the theatre include Big Screen Burger with Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and Thousand Island dressing on a potato bun with Kosher pickle spear.

“The Freezer” is an exclusive screening room at this theater that looks like a walk-in freezer but provides 16 Ultimate Lounger seats and in-theatre food and beverage service.