Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas New Haven Re-Opens!

Published August 10th 2021

Downtown New Haven Multiplex Will Offer New Movies, Private Rentals In A CinemaSafe® Setting
86 Temple St, New Haven, CT

 RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT, August 10, 2021 – Bow Tie Cinemas is pleased to announce that it will open the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven on Friday, August 13.      
The Criterion Cinemas will play brand new Hollywood movies starting with Free Guy, Respect, Don’t Breathe 2, The Suicide Squad, Jungle Cruise, and The Green Knight. Upcoming summer blockbusters include Candyman on August 27 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3.
The theater will kick off its opening with a “Welcome Back Weekend” from August 13-15. The weekend celebration will feature a free small popcorn offer (with the purchase of any drink from the stand), as well as automatic entry into Private Movie Party and free ticket raffles (when transacting with your Criterion Club card on tickets and concessions this weekend).
Customers will be able to host a Private Movie Party for up to 30 guests in the comfort of their own auditorium. The private screening is a fun and safe way to return to the movies in a secluded space with friends and family. A Private Movie Party can be easily booked on Bow Tie’s website for as low as $149 (based on availability).
Tickets for this weekend’s movies are currently available for purchase on the Bow Tie App and at
Bow Tie is one of the hundreds of Exhibitors participating in the CinemaSafe® NATO initiative. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bow Tie Cinemas has instituted numerous new policies to keep its customers and employees safe and to comply with applicable guidelines.  They include:

  • 100% reserved seating in all auditoriums
  • Upgrades to the mobile app and lobby kiosks to allow for contact-free purchasing of tickets and concession items
  • Installation of plexiglass barriers at box office and concession stand
  • Frequent cleaning of touchpoints throughout the day
  • Enhancements to overnight professional cleaning
  • Indoor mask mandate per the city of New Haven (as of 8/9/21)
“As our community successfully emerges from pandemic restrictions and closures, we look forward to once again serving our valued patrons in New Haven,” said Ben Moss, Owner and CEO of Bow Tie Cinemas. “To ensure the safety and comfort of our guests and staff, we will continue to follow enhanced cleaning protocols and applicable guidance on other safety protocols. Welcome back to the movies!”
For a full list of safety protocols and procedures, visit  For any questions or comments, please feel free to email
About Bow Tie Cinemas
Bow Tie Cinemas is a four-generation family-owned cinema company headquartered in Ridgefield, CT. Bow Tie Cinemas owns and operates 20 luxury cinemas in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Colorado.
CONTACT INFORMATION:  Joseph Masher | (203) 659-2604 |