CHARLESTON — A movie theater with a rooftop bar will be part of a new shopping plaza headed to Staten Island's South Shore.
The 55,000-square-foot dine-in theater is expected to have between 12 and 16 screens.
"The opportunity to open a new theater at Riverside Galleria is exciting for us because we will be able to provide residents with a dine-in theater concept that will be unique to Staten Island," said Gregg Scarola, co-owner of the new theater who also operates The Atrium in Great Kills.
The 470,000-square-foot Riverside Galleria will include retail stores, restaurants and cafes when it opens in 2017, according to developers Melohn Properties.
Plans include a waterfront park — with new connections for cars and pedestrians to the water — and a wetland and nature preserve, according to Melohn.