14-Screen Regal Movie Theater at Essex Crossing Opens Early Next Year, and is Now Hiring

Posted on: December 4th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

You may have forgotten, but the Lower East Side is getting a multiplex. A first.

Regal Cinemas is poised to open the fourteen-screen theater at Site 2 of Essex Crossing (aka The Essex). Sooner than you might think.

A spokesperson for the mega-project recently confirmed in an email that Regal will officially cut the ribbon “this holiday season.” In actuality, though, it’ll happen early next year. (Initial target date was “fall 2018.”)

In the meantime, the movie theater is hiring for two types of part-time positions – bartender and floor staff (ushers, concession, box office).

Makes sense. Regal detailed its “restaurant” plans back in May while applying for its liquor license. Plans call for drink service at the seats, where tables will allow for patron dining. (Food and drink can be carried from point of purchase to the seats.) There will be a kitchen serving food at all hours of operation; but only one drink per customer at a time.

Community Board 3 ultimately recommended that the State Liquor Authority approve the on-premise license.

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