Downtown Troy is about to get the BIG screen treatment.


The Capital Region has a couple of Bow Tie Cinema locations in Saratoga and Schenectady and soon downtown Troy will have their very own!

According to the Albany Business Review Bow Tie Cinemas has been selected to redevelop the empty spot at One Monument Square in downtown Troy. The plan is to build a 9 screen movie theater with some additional retail space on the empty land as well as to open a tenth screen inside the closed American Theatre on River St.

Construction on the new Cinemas as well as renovation on the American Theatre are slated to begin in the fall (pending approval) and should take about a year to complete.

I've only been to a Bow Tie Cinema once and was really excited because I though it was brew and view style you know, where you could eat and drink real food and adult beverages while you watch a movie. They had big signs for beer and wine. But my excitement dulled a little when the didn't actually have most of the adult beverages they were advertising. Then even more so when we tried to take them in the theater and they said they weren't allowed so we had to chug them in the hallway.

What do you think? Are you excited for some movie viewing options in Troy?