Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When

An all-new movie theater in Westchester has revealed when film fans can begin enjoying the big screens. 

Movie theater.

Movie theater.

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A new Apple Cinemas location at the former Showcase Cinema de Lux site in the White Plains City Center at 237 Martine Ave. will open on Thursday, May 16 pending permit approvals, the Downtown White Plains Business Improvement District announced.

On opening day, which will follow an invite-only ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, May 14, visitors will get to enjoy the theater's reclining seats, self-serve popcorn machines, and even an on-site BurgerFi location. 

The theater will have around 1,400 seats and an IMAX screen planned to open at the end of May. Additionally, the complex will feature an Apple Cinemas Premium Large Format ACX screen featuring 4K LASER and Dolby ATMOS 360-degree immersive sound. 

White Plains officials expressed excitement at the theater's upcoming opening.

"White Plains loves the movies! When Showcase pulled out, our full focus was on bringing a new theater operator into the space," said Mayor Tom Roach, who added, "I am pleased to welcome Apple Cinemas to our community. Apple has made significant investments in upgrading the facilities and enhancing the ticket holder experience. An exciting new chapter in the long history of entertainment in White Plains is opening. See you at the movies!”

Downtown White Plains BID Executive Director Jennifer Furioli also raved about the opening: 

"We’re pleased the movies are returning to downtown White Plains, and that that the theater, the owners of City Center and the City of White Plains were able to work together so quickly to bring film back into the heart of our commercial center," Furioli said.

The former Showcase Cinema closed its doors in late October 2023 and had been the last theater in White Plains.  

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