By Beth Brelje Pocono Record Writer May 17, 2011
The long-awaited, seven-screen Majestic Cinemas theater in Westfall is expected to open Friday evening, Majestic-Star Entertainment President Nelson Page said. Workers still have plenty of tasks to finish transforming the former Grand Union grocery store into a 1,300-seat theater at the Westfall Town Center. Wild purple carpet with a popcorn-and-movie-reel pattern goes down today. New, high-back rocking seats, still covered in protective plastic, give off a sort of new-car smell in each auditorium. The cinema has been under construction for the last six months. Page and partner Tom Ferrie signed a deal in late 2010 to take on the $3 million project, which includes full digital 3-D projection and sound and wall-to-wall screens. Majestic-Star has headquarters in Teaneck, N.J., and operates several theaters in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The idea of building in Pike County came after two previous attempts to locate a theater in Matamoras failed to materialize, Page said. The new cinema will be the only theater in a 20-mile radius and is expected to draw a large audience, Page said. Films expected to open at the theater are the latest installment of “Pirates of the Carribean” on multiple screens, “Bridesmaids,” and “Thor.” Films coming soon include; “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Super 8,” “Transformers,” the final “Harry Potter” installment, “Cowboys and Aliens” and “Captain America.” Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12. Event pricing for 3-D movies is $13 for adults and $11 for kids under 12. For information, visit the cinema website, bigscreenclassics.com, or call the theater for show times, 570-491-2900.