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Dedham, MA: Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place Opens

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 5:01 PM by Scott Jentsch

Moviegoers in the metropolitan Boston area just got another option for seeing movies! The Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place opened today in Dedham, Massachusetts, near the intersection of Providence Highway (Route 1) and Route 128/Interstate 95 (view map of area surrounding theater).

The new theater has 15 screens, with at least three equipped with 3D Digital Cinema Projection systems. It also offers a premium, reserved-seating concept called Lux Level in four screens, which features in-seat dining, and the Lux Level Lounge where patrons can relax before or after the show and enjoy appetizers and beverages, including cocktails.

If you don't want to eat at the theater, Legacy Place has some options for you, including P.F. Chang's, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Yard House, and others. For more options, check out the Places to Eat page for the theater, where you can find a map powered by Google Maps that shows area eating establishments, and you can search for types of food and restaurant names.

Built on the site of the Showcase Cinemas Dedham, the Legacy Place location was announced by National Amusements last April, and it was planned at the time for a Summer 2009 opening, so they arrived on schedule! As soon as we can get hold of a press release or some news coverage, we'll be able to supply more information about the theater.

Have you gone to the Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place? Add your comments below and let others know what you think of it!



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Sep 6, 2009 - Dan Zee  

I was disappointed with this cinema. This seems to be a typical mall-type multiplex rather than a destination theater.

I was able to look into auditoriums 1-7. Six of them varied in size from 98 seats to 180. Pretty small. The seventh has 420 seats. Not too bad.

However about 30% of the seats in each theater are on a FLAT floor, not sloping floor, in front of the screen while the auditorium seating starts about halfway back. For example, the 420-seat theater had 7 rows of seats on the floor. I tried some of the floor seats and you have to crane your neck to see the screen.

All 7 screens are flat and instead of using side curtains to expand the image area for Panavision movies, there is black cloth that comes down from the top of the screen to matte it off. This means that widescreen movies use less of the screen than non-widescreen movies.

The seats have the shortest arm rests I have ever experienced in a theater. My forearms wound up resting in the cup holder, and I had red circular marks on them when I left the movie.

I don't know what the configuration of the other 8 screens are since they are on the other side of the building. I'm assuming they are crammed into a similar space.

The theater is in Cinema de Lux configuration where you pay extra for access to leather seating in a balcony accessed from the second floor. There is also a lounge area off the lobby on the main floor for food and drink.

The lobby has the standard LCD screens you see these days listing movies and show times, but the movie titles are abbreviated somewhat cryptically. For example, INGL BAS-LL translates to Inglorious Basterds Lux Level. You would think on a widescreen video screen there would be enough room for the entire movies' title.

The de Lux concept seems designed to push food and drink more than actually showing movies. Much like a restaurant that shows films rather than a movie theater that has food.  

Sep 13, 2009 - LARRY GAG  

so,i went to this new million dollar theater and was very disappointed !!!

the seats were the most uncomfortable seats that i have ever sat in anywhere !!!

the whole time sitting in them,you have to push with your feet to make them recline,the armrest are so short that your arms are on the cup holderers the whole time.

i left there with a pain in my back and butt !!!

i have sat in some of the cheapest movie theaters and have never been so uncomfortable and i will never go back there again,,,,and i only live 2 miles down the road !!! 

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