Classic movies are amazing. They’re films. Glamorous. Moody. Spectacular. They are a window into a different time. Today’s movies are nothing like the films of a generation or two ago. Now, so too are the cinemas. We’ve spent the spring watching movies from our couch and just can’t wait to experience films on the big screen again. Our first stop will be the local Bow Tie Cinema, Majestic 6 Theater, at 118 Summer Street. Before the crisis that had us all shut in, it had been utterly renovated for today’s audiences. The renovations include reserved luxury recliner seating in all auditoriums, a brand-new lobby with a full bar and bar menu, a new concession stand and new restrooms. Plus, it added a brand new BTX-BOW TIE XTREME® large-format auditorium with giant screen presentation and DOLBY ATMOS® 13.1 digital surround sound.
You also know it’s something completely different—before you experience it—because it includes a new restaurant and bar. Two years ago, Norwalk’s cinema got a luxe auditorium and bar service, but in November, Stamford stepped up its game—adding a full-scale restaurant kitchen and authentic bar, called Majestic Bar. The restaurant/bar portion is full-service, to be enjoyed when movie going or not. Starting this spring, they offered curbside pickup. Once social restrictions are lifted, we can head to the theater lobby to catch a seat at the Majestic Bar. U-shaped, it seats twenty-five and features large-screen TVs to enjoy sports, music videos and films. Plan to take part in Movie Trivia Night or Ultimate Karaoke night as well as weekend brunch with mimosa flights and the daily Happy Hour (because we all need more happy).
Once the movies are running again, you’ll be able to order food—like Philly Cheesesteaks, Eggrolls and Buffalo Cauliflower Bites—at your seat. You’ll even be able to select a recliner seat in advance with online tickets. You can support the theater at any time by buying gift cards online. Keep up with the news at bowtiecinemas.com.
Bow Tie Cinemas is a family business. It was founded by B.S. Moss in 1900, and four generations of family have been part of its story, from its early days in Vaudeville to its current standing as the oldest theater circuit in North America and one of America’s fifteen largest exhibitors.