COHOES, N.Y. -- Days after Bow Tie Cinemas seemingly scrapped plans for Troy, the movie theatre company Chief Operating Officer Joe Masher, intoned that this plot could have a twist.
"I will be coming up to see what Cohoes has to offer. I'm not ruling Troy out," said Masher, a Troy native. "We're always looking for anything in the Capital Region. Our three movie theaters perform well and we love the Capital District."
Over the weekend, Bow Tie cut its movie theater project at One Monument Square because of a series of lawsuits from a neighboring property owner and opposition from a small group of people.
Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse then said Monday that he's hoping to speak with the movie theater company. Morse says the city is "well-positioned" for its own project as it continues to grow its entertainment community and there are several locations where a theater could be built, including downtown.
"People can walk up and down one street and find the restaurants and the bars and the music and the entertainment. How awesome would it be to walk right to Bow Tie and watch a movie?" Morse asked.
Morse says he plans to offer a more formal invitation to Bow Tie Cinemas soon. He adds that residents are already reaching out to him to voice their support.