Monday was the last day of business for the Regal Cinemas in the Wilton Mall and Latham Circle Mall.
Regal announced two weeks ago it was closing these two older theaters after the last screenings on Feb. 18. Regal also operates theaters in Clifton Park Center Mall, Crossgates Mall, Colonie Center and the Aviation Mall in Queensbury.
Michael Shaffer, property manager for the Wilton Mall, said Bow Tie Cinemas will start work March 1 on a new theater complex that will be located where the Regal Cinemas are currently located in the Wilton Mall. “It will be a complete rebuild,” he said.
Bow Tie Cinemas hopes to open the Wilton Mall cinemas complex in the fall. An 11-screen Bow Tie is under construction and expected to open in July at the site of a former Price Chopper supermarket at Railroad Place and Church Street in Saratoga Springs, just a few miles from the Wilton Mall.