By MONA DUGGAN
There’s a new movie theater in town and it’s only five minutes away – but not many know about it.
On Sept. 13, a new AMC Dine-In movie theater opened at the Shops at Riverside 9, just over the Hackensack River. It’s new, modern and stylish, which sets it apart from the three other theaters within a ten-minute drive from campus.
Another unique aspect of the new location is the price. The AMC Theatres website says that a showing of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” at 7 p.m. on a Friday costs $14.99. The same lm at the same time at Teaneck Cinemas costs only $7, and 15 minutes later Bergen eld Cinema 5 shows it for $9.
According to AMC Theatres, this is because they offer an overall better experience.
“We provide better service, better seats, better viewing and better sound,” Tiffany, an AMC Theatres customer service representative, said.
The new theater boasts a number of amenities on its website, including recliner seats, digital projection, reserved seating and delivery of meals directly to a guest’s seat.
Part of the dine-in movie theater experience is the food available. The menu on the AMC website lists typical dine-in movie theater fare, such as burgers and chicken wings, but also more unique options, marked as “AMC DINE-IN Signature Items.”
These include a Caprese Flatbread with “roasted tomatoes, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and basil chiffonade,” an Asian Steak & Shrimp Bowl with “steak, jumbo shrimp, teriyaki stir- fried vegetables, almonds, green onions, ginger and cilantro atop a bed of sticky rice” and a Chipotle Chicken Melt with “herb-marinated grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar-jack cheese and chipotle mayo between warm flatbread.”
Meals on the menu vary between $11.99 and $16.99.
The new theater also has a bar for those 21 or older.
“We have a bar at that particular location, and most other theaters do not serve alcoholic beverages,” the customer service representative said. In fact, it’s the only AMC theater in New Jersey listed on the AMC website as having a bar serving alcoholic beverages.
For those discouraged by high prices, AMC does o er a student discount. Any student with a valid student ID can earn a discount when purchasing tickets at the box office after 4 p.m. Additionally, the AMC Theatres website advertises $5 Ticket Tuesdays to AMC Stubs members.
The new theater is located at 390 Hackensack Ave in Hackensack. More information can be found at amctheatres.com.