Bow Tie Cinemas to reopen American Theater

posted by joemasher on April 11, 2008 at 8:00 am

BRONX, NY — Tomorrow, Friday, April 11, Bow Tie Cinemas (Charley and Ben Moss, owners) will reopen the historic American Theater in the Parkchester section of The Bronx, NY! Designed by John and Drew Eberson in art deco style, Loew’s Theaters first opened The American in 1939-1940 as a 1400 seat theater. In its current configuration as a seven screen facility, the theater seats just over 1300. It closed on March 30th as the previous owner retired.

“Many improvements will be made in the coming months, including new seating, new concession stand (with hot food selection),online ticketing, and projection and sound improvements,” said Bow Tie C.O.O. Joe Masher.

Opening attractions will be “Prom Night”; “Street Kings”; “The Ruins”; “Under the Same Moon”; “Nim’s Island”; “21”; and “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns”.

Bow Tie Cinemas is a four generation, family owned company that began in 1900 as B.S. Moss Enterprises. With the acquisition of The American, Bow Tie now operates 130 screens at 17 locations, in CT, MD, NY, and CO, and has a 17-plex under construction in a circa 1890 former locomotive assembly plant in Richmond, VA scheduled to open in early 2009.

For further information and show times, please visit Bow Tie Cinemas.

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Comments (2)

IanJudge on April 11, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Congrats on grabbing one of the nicer of the remaining old Loew’s houses, Joe. Glad to see a quality company will improve it.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on April 12, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I am the field service technician at American Theater, and Joe is going all out to enhance this Cinema Treasure! Hip-Hip

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