National Amusements Opens New Theatre in Yonkers, NY
Yonkers, NY — May 18, 2011 — National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, today announced the opening of its Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill luxury theatre in Yonkers, New York. Featuring the highest quality in movie projection technology with Sony 4K and RealD 3D, the theatre will bring all of the latest movie releases to the amenity-rich location. The theatre opens for business on Friday, May 20.
Yonkers Mayor Philip A. Amicone, Chairman of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency said, “National Amusements' impressive new cinema is an important cornerstone of the Ridge Hill development, both of which were made possible with the assistance of key economic incentives provided by the Yonkers IDA.
“This state-of-the art theater will provide 110 part-time jobs and 10 permanent jobs at a time when unemployment — particularly for our young people — is still too high. I’d like to congratulate National Amusements and its development partners for their hard work and determination in making this exciting family-friendly entertainment venue a reality.”
The new theatre, located at 29 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, New York, is the first tenant to open at Westchester’s Ridge Hill shopping complex and features 12 auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens. Moviegoers can now enjoy the latest movie releases in comfort with 3,000 custom-designed, deep-cushioned, rocking recliner seats with cup-holder armrests, arranged in a stadium-style layout to provide moviegoers with an unobstructed view of the screen. Each auditorium is equipped with digital projection featuring Sony 4K Digital Technology and Dolby® Digital 7.1 Sound. For 3D movie titles, four screens boast RealD.
“Showcase Cinema de Lux provides our guests with outstanding service, lush decor, great food, exciting alternative programming and other high-end amenities,” said Shari Redstone, President, National Amusements. “The theatre is designed to transform the movie-going experience and make our theatres a community entertainment destination for everyone to enjoy.”