Movies Return to Hanover In Style

By Abbey Kinzel, ’23

Staff Writer

The opening of Showcase Cinema de Lux at Hanover Crossing was something my friends and I have been looking forward to since the closure of Patriot Cinemas in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Waiting two years, thinking that we’d never have another movie theater in Hanover again, was tough. But the November opening of this new “deluxe” theater got me hyped. I was recently able to try it out with a viewing of Avatar: The Way of Water. I recommend going soon if you haven’t already.

When I entered the theater, it was smaller than I expected. It has eight auditoriums including one with a huge screen and reclining chairs. Concessions were good, you can’t quite mess up popcorn and candy. The soda fountain was cool; I was able to choose a vanilla Coke with different flavors. My dad got an Old Fashioned from the bar in the lobby, which he enjoyed.

Sitting down for 3 hours and 12 minutes for Avatar, with some snacks smuggled in from Market Basket, the experience was very good. Seats were comfy. I was relaxed and felt I could sit and watch another two-hour movie.

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