Sundance Comes to Saw Mill

28 Mar, 2012

By Polly Kreisman

Sundance Cinema in San Francisco


Robert Redford’s  Sundance Cinemas has signed a lease to build and operate an 8-screen cinema at the new “luxury retail center” called Rivertowns Square, to be developed on the Saw Mill River Parkway in  Dobbs Ferry.


According to the PR Newswire, it will be Sundance Cinemas first theatre on the East Coast.


Robert Redford, Sundance Group President is quoted as saying  “I’m so pleased that Sundance Cinemas will be building our first theatre in the Northeast in such a vibrant corridor in the state of New York. Westchester County has a long and rich tradition of supporting the arts, which makes me particularly enthusiastic about our future in this terrific community.”


Sundance Cinemas Westchester is slated to open in the Spring of 2014.


The press release adds, “Rivertowns Square is a $150 million luxury mixed-use development that will feature some of the most exciting restaurants, boutiques and entertainment in the region along with luxury residential units. Rivertowns Square’s mix of tenants will include a range of restaurants – some with rooftop dining – quality boutiques and a gourmet market. Rivertowns Square provides exceptional regional access from the Saw Mill River Parkway, and will provide abundant free customer parking.”


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  • Anonymous

    Sundance is the BEST theater out there! There has been one for years in Madison, Wi (where I am from) and I have always wondered why they didn’t have one out here. They have great food, great movies and best yet, you can buy AND book your seat online … so civilized and orderly!

    • http://www.theloopny.com editor

      that is awesome.

  • i hater

    This is criminal! Haven’t we learned anything about graft and bribery from Ridge Hill trial? And this will CHOKE us!

  • i hater

    where’s the abundant parking? in our backyards?

  • Paddy Steinschneider

    This post is intended as being purely informational. In response to “i hater”, there are over 1,200 parking spaces included in the project, which many, including the consultants reviewing the project for the Village, feel is excessive. The developer believes that having more than adequate parking, all of which is being paid for by the developer, is a key to the success of this development. The comment about “graft and bribery” is irresponsible. The Village of Dobbs Ferry has maintained the review process for this project with complete transparency. It is a sad state when someone proposing a substantial investment in a community, particularly without the types of tax benefits and contributions that were required at Ridge Hill, is assumed to be paying someone off. Anyone who knows Dobbs Ferry’s mayor and trustees knows that to be an absurd accusation. Let’s let decisions be made on facts. As far as I am concerned, as someone who has been working hard to try to bring activity, jobs, and tax revenue to Dobbs Ferry, including having been promoting the redevelopment of the Akzo site for almost 10 years, the decision by Sundance to locate in Dobbs Ferry is definitely awesome.