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Cinema & Videos

The number of movie screens continues to increase, while the number of video-rental outlets continues to shrink—do we detect a trend?


In addition to the theaters listed below, look for festivals and film series at area colleges.

Aimie’s Dinner and Movie 190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181. A unique combination of food and fine films.

Bowtie Cinemas Movieland, 400 State St., Schenectady, 272-1918. This new downtown six-screen multiplex offers stadium seating, the latest Hollywood hits, real-food snacks and—a first for the Capital Region—alcohol.

Crandall Theatre Main Street, Chatham, 392-3331. Second-run theater. Home of the annual FilmColumbia festival and screenings sponsored by the Chatham Film Society.

Loews Rotterdam Square 6 Campbell Road, Rotterdam, 374-2403. First-run movies.

Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663. This downtown Albany landmark features periodic screenings of classic films.

Proctor’s Theatre 432 State St., Schenectady. 346-6204. Second-run movies in a first-rate classic 1926 movie house.

Regal Aviation Cinema Aviation Mall, Queensbury, 793-3359; Regal Clifton Park Center Cinema 8 Clifton Park Center, Clifton Park, 371-6186; Regal East Greenbush Cinema 8 Troy Road, Rensselaer, 283-8992; Regal Latham Circle Cinema 10 Latham Circle Mall, 786-7815; Regal Wilton Mall Cinema 8 Wilton Mall (Route 50), Wilton, 587-0437. First-run movie theaters.

Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 456-2326. The King Kong of Capital Region movie theaters features a whopping 18 screens (a few of which offer state-of-the-art digital projection), arena-style seating and late-night shows on weekends.

Saratoga Film Forum 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. This local film society presents second-run screenings of (mostly) independent films on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Scotia Cinema 117 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 346-5055. An old-fashioned theater showing second-run flicks.

Spectrum 8 Theatres 290 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995. Eight screens of first-run indie and foreign films, as well as big Hollywood releases. Also, the area’s best snack bar.

Time & Space Limited 434 Columbia St., Hudson. Regular weekend (and occasional weekday) screenings of independent films.

Triplex Cinema 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-8885. An art-house multiplex in Massachusetts’ Berkshire County. An occasional studio hit slips in, too.


Also look for video rental boxes in larger area supermarkets.

A&G Video Parade Ground Village, Malta, 899-4819; 149 Remsen St., Cohoes, 235-2598.

Blockbuster Video Route 9, Latham, 220-9664; Riverside Plaza, Lansingburgh, 237-7350; 510A Balltown Road, 377-1435; 1112 State St., Schenectady, 346-8141; Gateway Plaza (Hoosick St.), Troy, 266-0523.

Club Hollywood Video 1208 Central Ave., Colonie, 453-8330. All the newest releases and adult movies, as well as games.

The Drive-In Movie Store 2100 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, 884-8484; 170 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7777. Specializes in videos, games and DVDs.

Hollywood Video 818 Central Ave., Albany, 489-9885; 1225 Western Ave., Albany, 489-9882; 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 862-9430; 1770 Central Ave., Colonie, 453-0335; 1365 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, 475-1205; 11 Saratoga Road, Glenville, 393-1121; 664 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, 783-3628; 1334 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, 395-9367; 279 Troy Road, Rensselaer, 283-9127; 175 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-2947; 1410 Altamont Ave., Schenectady, 357-0084; 740 Hoosick St., Troy, 271-9687; 380 Route 9W, Glenmont, 465-4049.

Movie Gallery Price Chopper Plaza, Mechanicville, 664-2063; Route 9, Valatie, 758-2088.

Video Environment Plus 71 Fuller Road, Colonie, 458-2717. A huge adult-movie selection is the big draw, but the store also has new releases, classics and used movies for sale.

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