NCG Kingston Cinemas 12

1300 Ulster Avenue,
Kingston, NY 12401

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ridethectrain on September 19, 2020 at 9:09 am

Please update 1027 seats and the theatre name is NCG Kingston Cinemas 12. Added the address to the photos section.

ridethectrain on September 18, 2020 at 5:45 pm

NCG Kingston Cinema opens for business in the Hudson Valley Mall by Frances Marion Platt/April 25, 2019/Comments closed

Kingston-area moviegoers have spent the last eight months having to scramble to other mid-Hudson towns to feed their cinematic appetites, since the Regal Cinemas multiplex in the Hudson Valley Mall closed its doors. It was neither the most affordable, the cleanest, the artsiest nor the most nicely appointed of movie theaters in our neck of the woods, but it had 12 screens – some of them 3-D-capable – and reliably brought all the first-run product from the large mainstream studios to town. Living without it was an inconvenience for many.

But now there’s happier news: Neighborhood Cinema Group (NCG Cinema), a Michigan-based chain with theaters in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North and South Carolina and Tennessee, has acquired and renovated the Regal space to become the home of its first New York State location. The spiffed-up facility held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 18 and reopened its doors with a full schedule of film showings on Friday.

The biggest new draw at the NCG Kingston Cinema is likely to be the “luxury seating.” Ticket prices are comparable to what they used to be at Regal, but for $2 more, your ticket entitles you to a deep, cushy recliner with elevating footrest, ample legroom and a little tray table that swivels out of the way. The seats are to be wired for heating in the future, according to NCG representatives. Even the regular-price seats are far fancier, more comfortable and flexible than their predecessors; but if you’re settling in for an epic-length screening, as of the three-hour Avengers: Endgame just opening this week, the extra $2 could be an excellent investment.

Making room for all these recliners to recline means fewer seats in each theater, the largest of which will be able to accommodate 135 ambulatory viewers plus five wheelchairs. So, you’d be wise to avail yourself of the seat-selection screen when you purchase your tickets, whether upon arrival at the theater or online in advance.

Another much-trumpeted selling point is the new layout of the concession area, geared toward season-it-yourself popcorn (salt, extra butter, cheese, powdered ranch dressing) and mix-them-yourself drinks. You pay for your cup by size, then fill it with whatever beverage combination you like. Want a fizzy smoothie? Have at it. All refills are free.

The walls and floors have been resurfaced with modern faux stone in shades of grey and beige. Bathrooms have new sinks, dispensers and dryers. Projection and sound systems have reportedly been upgraded, although the screen in the one theater I visited seemed about the same as before. As of opening week, no 3-D screenings were scheduled, but they are promised in the future.

The NCG Kingston Cinema is located at the north end of the Hudson Valley Mall, at 1300 Ulster Avenue (Route 9W) in the Town of Ulster. To check out showtimes and order tickets online, visit

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ridethectrain on April 27, 2020 at 6:16 pm

The official name is NCG CINEMA Kingston Cinemas 12 Please Update

jimpanza on September 7, 2019 at 8:07 am

I am very glad to see someone has purchased this theater and has renovated it and is keeping it going. As a kid my family use to go here to see movies when it was Hoyts. I believe I have the name right of Hoyts if not feel free to correct me. If I remember right at that time it was a much smaller theater. It was than purchased by Regal group and I am not sure if I am remembering correctly but I believe they added more screens to add more theaters. When it was Regal I use to go with friends to see movies. The Mall this theater is located in is not in the best of shape lots of stores are gone. As I said before I am glad NCG purchase the theater and renovate it. I will definitely be going to see movies here.

mhvbear on April 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Grand opening Friday April 19th 2019.

crunchocky on September 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Cineworld/Regal did close this theatre as scheduled on August 16. Mall management has indicated NCG Cinemas will be taking over this complex immediately to begin an extensive renovation, with an expected completion/reopening sometime in January.

JackIndiana on April 24, 2018 at 4:23 am

Regal Cinemas is shutting down this multiplex on August 31st. The owners of the Hudson Valley Mall report they are in discussions with another theatre chain to take over and upgrade the 12plex. The Hudson Valley Mall itself has faced numerous store closures and losing the cinema complex could well be a death blow.

rivest266 on March 15, 2016 at 3:58 am

Grand opening ad as a 6-plex from May 27th, 1982 in photo section. Opened by Cinema Center Corp.