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mhvbear commented about Apple Cinema de Lux City Center 15 on Sep 7, 2023 at 5:04 am

BREAKING NEWS: Cinema de Lux in White Plains to closeThe Business Journal has learned that the Showcase Cinema de Lux at the City Center in White Plains will be closing. The last day of business will be Sunday, Oct. 29, the Business Journal was told.The 15-screen theater was a major attraction when it opened in on June 25, 2005, and has been a focal point in the city’s downtown ever since. It opened with approximately 3,200 seats but the seating capacity was reduced over time as the theater installed wider, more luxurious seating. An IMAX auditorium was added where movies could be seen on an almost wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor screen. The most recent IMAX attraction to play at the theater is “Oppenheimer.”

When asked about the closing, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach said, “I think it’s of course a sad day but not really a surprise. I think it’s a reflection of where the entertainment industry has moved. A combination of streaming and I think Covid really accelerated a process that was already underway.”

Roach said that the theater operation occupied a lot of space at City Center but he understood that talks are taking place with possible new tenants.

“When the film industry starts releasing films onto TV at the same time they’re putting them into theaters I think it’s a problem,” Roach said. He also expressed a hope that White Plains will not be without movies downtown for very long.

mhvbear commented about LOOK Dine-In Cinemas W.57th on May 13, 2023 at 4:13 am

There was no need to post the article about the Regal on this page as well. The Look Cinemas in Dobbs Ferry has proved to be very successful.

mhvbear commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 17 on Jan 19, 2023 at 10:13 am

This theater was just totally remolded not too long ago. I was a bit surprised. This along with Lincoln Square was one of the go to theaters to see a movies in NYC.

mhvbear commented about Maine Film Center on Dec 15, 2022 at 8:39 am

This theater is located Downtown Waterville on the second floor of the Paul J. Schupf Art Center. The Box office is on the steet level and services the 3 new screens as well as the Opera House which is connected via. an enclosed sky bridge. The former Railroad Square Cinema location has closed and the building sold. This new location has 3 screens seating 120, 40 and 26 seats. The largest screen will be named the Railroad Square Cinema.

mhvbear commented about Theatre at Waterville Station on Nov 26, 2022 at 4:21 pm

Closed Wednesday November 23, 2022 with “Casablanca” showing on all 3 screens. The original theater opened with Casablanca. Will reopen on December 17th in a new location Downton Waterville in the new art building connected to the Waterville Opera House. There will be 3 theaters on the second floor of the Paul J. Schupf Art Center

mhvbear commented about Regal Times Square on Nov 8, 2022 at 7:55 am

Regal can shutter the theater as soon as January 15th The list of rejected leases includes Regal Cinemas in Turnersville, NJ, Hyannis, MA, and on West 42 Street in New York City’s Time Square known as the E-Walk Stadium 13. The balance of the theaters area spread around the nation.

mhvbear commented about Regal Nanuet Stadium 12 & RPX on Nov 8, 2022 at 7:52 am

The curtain is about to drop, permanently. Regal Cinema at the Shops at Nanuet will close its doors early next year.

mhvbear commented about Cinema City I & II on Jul 14, 2022 at 2:03 pm

Cinema III opened with “Throughly Modern Millie”/ The Screening Room opened with “Zabriskie Point” and played Art House fare before switching to adult fare. This theater showed most of the hard ticket/reserved films in the state including ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Doctor Zhivago’, ‘'The Sound of Music’, ‘Gone With the Wind’, ‘Doctor Dollitle’ & ‘The Bible’.

mhvbear commented about Palace Theatre on May 30, 2022 at 8:44 am

It was raised 30 feet.

mhvbear commented about LOOK Dine-In Cinemas W.57th on Apr 4, 2022 at 3:49 pm

It was way too far west and a bit of a walk from the nearest subway stop. THere was a bus stop about a block away.

mhvbear commented about LOOK Dine-In Cinema Dobbs Ferry, NY on Feb 13, 2022 at 3:58 am

The stadium seating sections have been reseated with leather recliners.

Theater 1 - 98 seats
Theater 2 - 98 seats
Theater 3 - 113 seats
Theater 4 = 113 seats
Theater 5 - 64 seats
Theater 6 = 64 seats
Theater 7 - 76 seats
Theater 8 - 76 seats

Total - 702

Opened Thursday night February 10, 2022

Opening attractions: Death on the Nile (2 screens), Marry Me, Sing 2, Moonfall, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Parallel Mothers, and Jackass Forever.

Total cashless operation, credit cards and PayPal. All concessions are ordered on your phone and paid for then delivered to your seat.

mhvbear commented about Gem Theater on Jan 24, 2022 at 9:05 am

Now The Gem - 3 screens

mhvbear commented about Regal UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jan 11, 2022 at 10:05 am

It appears that a lot of theaters are dropping early afternoon matinees and later evening shows. Probably due to the difficulty with finding employees. Condensing the number of showtimes between Monday and Friday. Also the lack of major films during the winter months.

mhvbear commented about Film Forum on Dec 22, 2021 at 4:55 pm

It was a garage.

mhvbear commented about Regal Times Square on Aug 7, 2021 at 1:44 pm

The Regal Theaters are in much better condition than the AMC and better kept. The bathrooms are cleaner as well.

mhvbear commented about Apple Cinemas Westbrook on Aug 2, 2021 at 7:17 am

Apple Cinemas to reopen former Cinemagic locations in Westbrook, Saco The company, which runs theaters in Connecticut and Massachusetts, is leasing the buildings and plans to reopen the theaters by the end of September.

mhvbear commented about Phoenix Theatres - Beacon Cinema on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:42 pm

2019 was when Phoenix took over the theater. Originally opened and operated by the same folks that operate the Triplex (actually a 4 screen) in Great Barrington MA

mhvbear commented about Flagship Cinemas Waterville on Apr 20, 2021 at 4:16 am

This theater is open weekends only since it re-opened late fall because of COVID-19. Heated recliners were installed and total seating now is 592. 1. 110 2. 110 3. 43 4. 63 5. 80 6. 80 7. 63 8. 43

mhvbear commented about Quad Cinema on Mar 5, 2021 at 8:13 am

Received email today that the Quad is re-opening today March 5th. Showtimes and reservations available on Fandango.

mhvbear commented about Apple Cinema de Lux City Center 15 on Jan 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm

I was using the current seating chart that is on line. I have not been in this screen yet.

mhvbear commented about Apple Cinema de Lux City Center 15 on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:31 am

Current screen totals. I am assuming the theaters have been reseated with recliners. 1 - 69; 2 - 68; 3 - 63; 4 - 50; 5 - 166; 6 - 95; 7 - 104; 8 - 87; 9 - 79; 10 - 182; 11 - 74; 12 - 52; 13(IMAX) - 216; 14 - 93; 15 - 101. Theater is currently operation on “winter hours”, Thursday - Sunday & Holidays.

mhvbear commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 29, 2020 at 3:42 pm

Not what we needed in the area is another supermarket especially a ShopRite. The area needs another movie theater.

mhvbear commented about Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center on Dec 15, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Photos of the completed rebuild post fire.

mhvbear commented about IMAX at the Maritime Aquarium on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:37 am

Just the IMAX theater is going to be demolished. Because of the location of the theater to the old railroad bridge that will be replaced. Plans call for a new theater to be built on the other side of the museum.

mhvbear commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Oct 28, 2020 at 10:02 am

Some of the AMC theaters are only open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.