Yonkers Mayor Philip A. Amicone Congratulates National Amusements on Opening of Ridge Hill Theatre
NORWOOD, Mass., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 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 DolbyÂ® 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.”
In celebration of the theatre’s opening, Showcase Cinema de Lux is hosting a free family weekend on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, during which patrons may see select recent hit films free of charge. The select features are Megamind (12 p.m., rated PG), Despicable Me (2:15 p.m., rated PG) and The Green Hornet (4:30 p.m., rated PG-13). The films will play at the same time each day.
Studio 3, the theatre’s full-service restaurant and bar, is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, snack or drink before or after the show. Studio 3′s menu features casual meals, sharing platters and innovative signature specialty drinks in a sophisticated setting. A special children’s menu is also available. LCD screens situated at the bar and the dining area feature entertainment and sports programming via satellite television. Complimentary WiFi is also available.
In addition to Studio 3, Showcase Cinema de Lux offers a variety of food options including Nathan’sÂ® hot dogs, Famous Famiglia Pizza, Pretzel Depot, Ben and Jerry’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Starbucks Coffee.
For a limited time, patrons who present their parking garage ticket will receive $2 off any food purchase (excluding alcohol).
Films scheduled to play during the theatre’s opening week include the new releases Thor 3D, Something Borrowed and Jumping the Broom. Recent releases Fast Five, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Rio and Madea’s Big Happy Family are also scheduled to play. For show times and to purchase tickets, please visit www.showcasecinemas.com or call 1-800-315-4000.
For more information about Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill, please visit www.showcasecinemas.com or call 1-800-315-4000.
About National Amusements
National Amusements, Inc. is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 950 movie screens in the U.S., U.K., and Latin America. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Multiplex, and Cinema de Lux brands. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service, MovieTickets.com, and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation. Visit them at www.showcasecinemas.com.
SOURCE National Amusements, Inc.