Bow Tie Cinema Group Announces Two Projects
Bow Tie Cinemas, a subsidiary of Manhattan-based Bow Tie Partners, announced two new cinema projects in the past week.
In downtown Schenectady, NY, Bow Tie will build and operate a deluxe six-screen upscale venue on the corner of State and Broadway, just down the street from Proctor’s Theatre. Set to open in the Fall of 2006, the cinema project, to be called Movieland, replaces a previously-announced 14-plex that was to be built on another site in the Metroplex Development Authority’s project zone.
The other site, in downtown West Hartford, CT, will be located in the Blue Back Square project. The five-screen Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square is set to debut in late 2006.
Partners Charles B. Moss and Ben Moss, third and fourth generations of a family who has been in the entertainment and real estate business since 1900, have stated that both locations will have custom-designed seating, wide screens, digital sound, and upscale concession choices including real butter on the popcorn.
“Bow Tie Cinemas returns style and elegance to the moviegoing experience. We have no screen advertising in our cinemas. You come in and there’ll be a coming attraction but no advertising. We make our own popcorn. We have fresh butter, may not be healthy but it tastes great,” said Bow Tie co-owner Charles B. Moss Jr., whose firm also has theaters in Downtown New Haven, CT (Criterion Cinemas at Temple Square), and in the Aspen, CO area (Roaring Fork Movieland Cinemas).
For more information, log on to www.criterioncinemas.com