Downtown movie theater?!? Yes, please.

UPDATE: Reporter Lucian McCarty confirmed this one and wrote a story, which you can click here to read.  The plans call for an 11-screen theater on the first floor of the to-be-expanded building and two additional floors of retail/office space. Also, a whopping 7 parking spots.

Here's a picture of the proposal:


It's the hottest rumor in Saratoga — I hear it almost daily on blogs, on twitter via email and phone calls — and today it's one step closer to confirmation.

The rumor: Developer Sonny Bonacio is planning to turn the former Railroad Place Price Chopper into a movie theater.

Today's confirmation (or as close as we can get to it): The Daily Gazette reports that the county Planning Board approved a concept to turn the building into a movie theater last night. The city's Planning Board will be the next to review the plans. Bonacio wouldn't confirm any details, but did say he's trying to lure a movie theater operator to the Spa City (suggestion: tell them about the kettle corn guy, you could lure me anywhere with that stuff).

We're working on our own story about this right now (and kicking ourselves for not going to that meeting last night) but, for the time being, I suggest you check out the Gazette's story. (It's behind their paywall, fyi)

More kudos to the Saratoga Idiots who have been all over this rumor for months.

-- Emily


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