Movieland at Boulevard Square

1301 North Boulevard,
Richmond, VA 23230

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Movieland at Boulevard Square

Movieland at Boulevard Square opened in February of 2009. Decorations inside Movieland were by designer Michael Mahaffey.

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joemasher on March 14, 2009 at 11:30 am

Bow Tie Cinemas (formerly B.S. Moss Enterprises) opened its 18th location to the public on February 27th, 2009. The previous evening, a local charity premiere of “Sunshine Cleaning” was held, and screenwriter Megan Holley introduced the film and held a Q&A session.
The theater was retrofitted into a restored former locomotive assembly plant which was built in the 1880’s. Highlights include restored exposed brick walls, restored ceiling and light monitor in the lobby, and railroad themed decor throughout. On the exterior several artifacts unearthed during site work were preserved, including original rails that locomotives were rolled out on once completed. Also on the property is a former brass foundry building built around the same time that manufactured fittings for the trains.
There are 17 stadium-seated screens with Dolby Digital surround sound in every house, and two feature Christie DLP projection with 3-D capability.
The concession features a selection of hot foods, and there is a wine and beer cafe in the lobby.
Bow Tie also brought its trademarked “Movies & Mimosas” classic film series and “Insomnia Theater” cult classic series to the theater, and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with live cast is featured on alternate weekends.
There are just under 3000 seats, and the architect was Jonathan Taylor of Commonwealth Architects. Decorator was Michael Mahaffey, who also designed Bow Tie’s Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square in West Hartford, CT.

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