Phoenix Theatres opens luxury venue in downtown Scranton, PA

Cinemas News

Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, LLC opened a new luxury movie theatre and bistro in downtown Scranton, PA, on April 28.

The Iron Horse Movie Bistro is an upscale, concierge-style theatre showing first-run movies in eight auditoriums. The Bistro in the lobby has a full bar featuring draft and local craft beers, wines and specialty cocktails, and will also offer freshly cooked small-plate food items. In addition to the Bistro and bar offerings, regular theatre fare is also available.

The over 30,000-square-foot facility is open to the public every day of the year. The Bistro and bar are available during regular theatre operating hours to all theatre patrons and all individuals whether they have a movie ticket or not. The Bistro and bar are open for lunch through late evening every day of the week.

The eight newly designed auditoriums have wall-to-wall screens and digital projection and are furnished with custom-made leather electric reclining seats with extra padding and attached trays.

The theatre offers a loyalty program, Motion Picture Points, to reward regular customers with free movies based on their purchases of tickets, food and drinks in the theatre and bistro. Free membership is available at the Concierge desk. Gift cards are available for all occasions and the theatre is available for private rentals, corporate events and birthday parties for all ages.

The theatre is completely handicap-accessible with special equipment to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or with low vision. Handicap companion seating is available in every auditorium.

The Iron Horse Movie Bistro has also introduced Phoenix Theatres’ first “PTX” auditorium. The “Phoenix TheatresX-perience” is the only auditorium in northeast Pennsylvania to offer “at your seat” food and beverage service. All patrons have servers specifically assigned to take their food and beverage order, serve them their order and collect their tab, all while the patron stays seated in their electric “love seat” recliners. The PTX auditorium features the only NEC laser projection system in the state of Pennsylvania. The 9.1 premium digital sound system features surround sound, including ceiling speakers.

Located in the previous Steamtown 8 Theatre space across from the Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton, the theatre is easily accessible from all areas of the county. Four hours of free parking are available in the Electric City parking structure on Penn Avenue, with validation inside the theatre with ticket purchase.

"We are so proud to be able to offer this type of theatre to the city, county and surrounding area. The small plates offered will be chef-driven and the drinks will be among the best in Scranton. You have never been able to experience a movie like this before in the greater Scranton area," says Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Theatres Entertainment.

Admission prices including Tuesday Bargain Day, drink and food menus, free parking information and more are available at

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Phoenix Theatres Entertainment manages 111 screens at 12 locations in eight states.