Boston– Los Angeles-based ArcLight Cinemas will open this fall in Boston, bringing rich cinematic content and an commitment to the movie-going experience in its 15-screen theater complex.
The cinemas will be located adjacent to the TD Garden and above North Station, part of the exciting Hub on Causeway development that includes citizenM hotel, Hub50House residences; a Star Market grocery store; Big Night Live, an event space, concert venue and Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina restaurant; Banners Kitchen & Tap sports bar; and the Hub Hall food hall.
“The city of Boston is a vibrant community with a long history of avid moviegoing, which makes it the perfect next step for ArcLight’s nationwide expansion,” said Christopher Forman, Chief Executive Officer of ArcLight Cinemas. “For 17 years, ArcLight Cinemas has changed the way moviegoers experience the art of film and we plan to share that enhanced experience in Boston with this exciting new project.”
The ArcLight Experience
The company’s signature theater amenities are designed for the most ideal movie experience. Each theater offers reserved seating, a commercial-free environment, extra-wide seats, inspired programming, and top-notch sight and sound, with Dolby Atmos, ArcLight’s 65-foot curved widescreen format, and “black box” auditoriums. Known for its excellent food and beverage programs, ArcLight Cinemas Boston will feature two floors of concessions and a large bar and lounge.
There is a 65-seat bar and lounge located in the main atrium of ArcLight Boston, offering all day service with a comfortable ambience and a menu of reimagined favorites like Nacho Tots, a Crispy Potato Skewer with Garlic Malt Aioli and a selection of paninis. The full bar will feature a selection of local draft and bottled beer, organic wines from around the world and a menu of cocktails prepared using house-made syrups, fresh juices, and craft spirits distilled in New England. ArcLight’s thoughtful approach to movie-going shines through in service as well. Guests can dine independent of seeing a movie, but should they choose, movie tickets can be ordered through a server, or changed if guests decide to see a later show. The bar and lounge will be open to the public from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Film Fare, the ArcLight concessions area located on each theater floor, redefines movie concessions with its service-oriented style. Order kiosks and pick up windows reduce the wait time by as much as 50% and hot food, like ArcLight’s Nacho Dog and signature Caramel Corn are prepared à la minute with high quality ingredients. Keeping the movie experience in mind, Film Fare serves its popcorn, and many other favorite movie treats, in boxes instead of bags to reduce noise. Draft beers, wines and cocktails are all on draft and served in glassware to be enjoyed in the theater. Film Fare is open during theater operating hours.
Local Film Contest
Building on the company’s commitment to supporting filmmakers, ArcLight is tapping into Boston’s creative community to showcase local filmmaking talent and share its excitement about the city. In early October, ArcLight will announce a film contest in partnership with GlobeDocs, titled “24 Hours in Boston.” Local filmmakers will be asked to submit original work to be judged by a panel of experts and debuted at the ArcLight Boston opening party. Winners will also receive a prize. Full contest details will be announced in October.