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ChrisPlatt commented about Regal Lynbrook 13 and RPX on Aug 28, 2023 at 6:26 am

The new building has no on-premises parking lot, surprising for a suburban movie theater. Patrons can use municipal parking lots located across Merrick Rd. or use theater’s valet parking.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Copake Theater on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:19 am

I visit Dad’s Copake Diner at 178 County Rte 7A at least once per year. On my next trip I will look for what now exists on the former site.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Jun 7, 2021 at 11:47 pm

I lived at my parents home in Rosedale starting in the the mid-1970’s.

When a friend started driving we frequented this theater. Second-run movies with a friend was better than watching TV with your parents.

77¢, 78¢, 79¢ etc. was affordable for a teenager as well. To save money we smuggled in our own “outside” food. No wonder they went out of business! ;)

Sunrise Cinemas Multiplex at Green Acres opened around that time. I’m sure that contributed to the demise of this single screener.

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on May 13, 2019 at 6:01 am

I wonder what will replace K-Mart when it finally closes?

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ChrisPlatt commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Aug 13, 2018 at 6:40 pm

On my first visit soon after it opened my friend’s car battery was stolen.

In the 1980’s the parking lot was the local police precinct’s hot spot for auto theft.

In the 1990’s there were several shootings inside the theaters.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Aug 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm

This cinema was located in Rosedale, thus the name. Meadowmere Park on the opposite side of Rockaway Blvd. is in Nassau County.

TSS was located in that mall when Mays went bust. My friend’s brother worked in the camera department there. Later they moved down the road to a large standalone building, where Costco is now located.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Malverne Cinema on Jul 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

Ed Solero said:

… I’m happy that this theater is doing well enough to afford the changeover to digital…

Is that a good thing?

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

To this day there’s still terrible flooding on the road that runs past (Rockaway Blvd.), so it must be in Rosedale… ;)

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

Many stores have come and gone in that location. TSS was indeed there, before moving further east on Rockaway Blvd., where Costco is now. IIRC before that it was Mays department store. As a small child I remember shopping at a supermarket there, before it was Pathmark. Hills, maybe?

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ChrisPlatt commented about Oceanside Twin on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

A drug store and supermarket have been built on the former site.

In its last decade (or more) the Oceanside Twin was poorly maintained, in contrast to the very good Malverne Cinema, which shares the same owners.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Long Beach Cinema 4 on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

I telephoned this evening. A recorded message states that the theater will have a “grand reopening on Friday June 10th”, and no further information.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Paramount on Mar 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

Sounds like it will soon be another overpriced Long Island venue. :(

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ChrisPlatt commented about Malverne Cinema on Feb 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm

The Malverne is a great local theater showing interesting films.
Too bad the Baskin Robbins next door closed a few years ago…

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Laurelton Theatre on Feb 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

To clarify only Queens town names are still used in postal addresses.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Laurelton Theatre on Feb 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Yes and it should be noted that unique among NYC’s five Boroughs,
Queens retains all the old town names from prior to incorporation.

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Laurelton Theatre on Feb 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I’d love to see those photos but they appaear to have been deleted.
I lived on 224th Street in Springfield Gardens from 1961 to about 1976.
The Laurelton was our neighborhood movie theater.
BTW who else remembers Zickerman’s Hardware?

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:29 am

The Five Towns was located in the Pathmark/Pergament (now K-Mart) shopping center on Rockaway Boulevard near Brookville Blvd (aka Snake Road).
Some of you may be confusing it with The Lawrence, which was located less than a mile east in a small triangular shopping plaza (~3 stores) on Rockaway Turnpike just east of TSS (now Costco) and west of Falcaro’s. IIRC it was a twin, and is now a kosher market.
In high school in the 1970’s I lived in Rosedale and frequented both.

Chris