The sign is up, so they are getting closer to the projected July opening of the Cosmic Cinemas in the Fairview Plaza. From the look of the kitchen, in the former Angela’s, there is still a lot of work to do.
Here is a story in the Albany Business Review that describes the atmosphere in the soon to come Cosmic Cinemas.
A three-screen movie theater is coming soon to Hudson, New York, but don't bring your infant son or daughter — or cell phone — with you to see a show.
And no talking in the theaters, either.
"We want to give the mature movie lover the experience of watching a movie the way it was meant to be," Terrell Braly, CEO of Cosmic Cinemas, said in a prepared statement. "We want to provide the very best in an exceptional dinner and movie experience without the distractions.”
Cosmic Cinemas expects to open May 18 in Fairview Plaza at 160 Fairview Ave.
The $500,000 investment will combine a movie theater with a bar/restaurant that offers fresh, made-to-order appetizers, entrées, beer and wine and mixed drinks before and during the showing of first-run films.
The beverage menu will cater "to a more sophisticated palate."
"The snack bar of the past is gone," Braly said. "Instead we offer an extensive selection of wine, beer and cocktails. You can get bottled beer in both domestic and imports, as well as drafts focusing on local and regional microbrews.”
A parent or guardian must accompany children under 17 to the theater.
The owners are also lining up celebrity appearances, premieres, and themed festivals.
“The genesis of Cosmic Cinemas coming to the Hudson Valley was the result of our curiosity about the massive buzz Hudson is generating,” Braly said. “It felt like the early days of Austin and Asheville where we had opened theaters plus with the unmatchable benefit of proximity to New York City."
Kevin Parisi, president of Trinity Real Estate Group in Colonie, was the listing broker for the building.
Braly was the founder, CEO and chairman of Cinebarre LLC, a joint venture formed with the Regal Entertainment Group in 2007. Braly was previously CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and founder of the expansion arm, Alamo Drafthouse Franchise Systems, Inc.
More about the cinemas here: http://cosmiccinemas.com/