|Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright, founder of Next Act Cinema|
Next Act Cinema, a new Black family-owned movie theater in the Baltimore, Maryland area is already receiving a lot of positive feedback just almost a month after it has opened! It’s solid proof that movie lovers really feel the unique cinematic experience that the founders, Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright, wanted to share with the world.
On March 7, 2019, Next Act Cinema opened its doors as an “independent boutique theater that offers a unique, personalized movie-going experience.” The luxurious movie theater houses 86 all-new leather chairs, new big screens, and a state-of-the-art immersive sound experience which creates a personal ambiance for any movie fan.
What’s more is that the theater also features a bar with a delicious menu that includes soups, sandwiches, quesadillas, crab cakes, pizza, salmon, salads, among others. The Wright brothers encourage people to come to the theater at least 30 minutes prior to their movie showing to enjoy the meals as well as socializing with others and the family.
It’s also a must to try their exclusive beer cheddar seasoned popcorn that ironically doesn’t have beer in it. Moviegoers who will watch on showtimes after 12 noon can order foods and drinks from the comfort of their seats so as to not miss any action.
Aside from revolutionizing the theater scene, Next Act Cinema also prides itself as the first and only Black-owned movie theater in the Baltimore area. The historic theater welcomes people from all walks of life to watch diverse and captivating films in an establishment where representation truly matters.
The Wright family have always dreamed of having a theater. From having a theater room in their home to owning a movie theater for the entire Baltimore community and even beyond, they have truly achieved it!