Bow-Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza

2 Railroad Avenue,
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Originally opened as a 800s eat single screen movie theatre in 1970. Later tripled, it was taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas on November 17, 2006. It was closed on March 16, 2020 fue to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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joemasher on November 25, 2006 at 5:48 am

Bow Tie Cinemas assumed operation of the Plaza on 11/17/06.

shoeshoe14 on February 13, 2007 at 4:36 pm

The Crown sign is still up on the far left, but there is a big lighted sign near the entrance which has big black letters saying “Bow Tie Cinemas.”

joemasher on May 1, 2007 at 12:05 am

The Plaza was opened in 1970 by the Brandt organization as a single screen, 1000 seat house. Over the years, it was triplexed by walling off the former stadium area in the back of the theater, then splitting that area. There are 450 seats and a huge screen on the orchestra level, and two stadium seated theaters with 120 seats each. The seats were new about 4 years ago.
After its stint as a Brandt house, it became a Trans-Lux operation (new name for Brandt), followed by Cinamerica, Crown, and now, Bow Tie Cinemas ( Name should be changed to Plaza 3.

rivest266 on April 6, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Harry Brandt booked the Trans-Lux Theatres.

stang119 on December 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Went to this theatre for the first time today. I don’t know about the smaller auditoriums but theatre #1 was very nice. Curtains! When do we have curtains anymore? Very nice size screen too. Not much info on the site about the current quality of the theatre but I was impressed.

fred1 on July 10, 2019 at 5:23 am

A new modern luxury theater is being planned

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