Warwick Mall and Apple Cinemas announced Wednesday the future opening of "a new and unmatched movie experience" at the mall coming this fall. The state-of-the-art movie theater will provide Rhode Islanders and Southern New Englanders with luxury
Warwick Mall and Apple Cinemas announced Wednesday the future opening of “a new and unmatched movie experience” at the mall coming this fall.
The state-of-the-art movie theater will provide Rhode Islanders and Southern New Englanders with luxury recliners and in-seat dining in all twelve theaters. Additionally, one auditorium will include a Premium Large Format Screen with DOLBY ATMOS. The lobby will feature a full-service seated bar, as well as a great selection of food and drink, some of which will be handcrafted in the cinema’s future on-site kitchen.
Apple Cinemas currently owns and operates theaters in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and continues to grow throughout New England.
The Warwick Mall theater with a total of 12 screens when fully operational will be the organization’s flagship location, Schiavonne said Wednesday. This location will be a point of pride for both Warwick Mall and Apple Cinemas, as the owners reside live in the area. Schiavonne said there is no connection to Apple Computer.
Schiavonne said several million dollars would be spent on renovations that have already started. He projects at least three screens will be operational by this Thanksgiving.
With its reclining seats, Schiavonne didn’t write off the possibility that viewers might even doze off after “they have their food coma from the turkey.”
In addition to featuring new releases and blockbuster films, Apple Cinemas will feature foreign pictures including those from the thriving Indian film market. These movie offerings, combined with luxury state-of-the-art theaters and amenities, will offer an entertainment experience never before seen in the area, Schiavonne says.
He explained that Showcase consolidated its operations at its Division Street location when the pandemic shut down theaters and their lease with the mall expired. He said the lease with Apple Cinema is for 15 to 20 years.
Schiavonne said the mall would be making additional announcements soon, but would disclose nothing.
“You need to stay tuned,” he said.