A new theater opening in central New York will allow patrons to dine in while they watch a new hit film.
Movie Tavern, which operates 21 cinema-eateries in nine states, has broken ground on its first location in New York. The theater will be located in the Township 5 development, a Camillus plaza which is home to several restaurants and stores, including Costco and Longhorn Steakhouse.
According to Movie Tavern, the project will create more than 150 construction jobs. Once the 48,020-square-foot facility is built, it will support 150 full- and part-time jobs.
"We will see tremendous growth for the Movie Tavern brand in 2016 and are thrilled to welcome the Syracuse area to our roster," said Danny DiGiacomo, Movie Tavern's director of marketing. "We're eager to give movie-goers the dine-in experience they've been wanting, and introduce them to the quality and service that Movie Tavern has to offer."
Movie Tavern offers a full-service, in-theater dining experience. The cinema will offer meals, desserts, cocktails and traditional movie snacks during shows.
There will be 11 screens at the Camillus location. All screens will be equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, digital projection and 3-D capabilities.
Theaters will feature all-reserved stadium seating and recliners with call-button service.
Movie Tavern will offer a weekly breakfast special for families at 9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Families can dine at the theater and watch a feature film.
The theater will also host a retro cinema series, which will feature classic films.
Guests who are 16 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years old.
Movie Tavern expects to open its Camillus location in May 2016.